Philip Lymbery | COVID 19
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In the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, the biggest global crisis in a lifetime, it has been wonderful to see our celebration of humanity, together with a refocus on things that are important: the wellbeing of one and all.

However, the truth is, we’ve been locked in an almighty battle for some time now. A battle for the planet. A battle for our future health and wellbeing. A battle for a decent future for our children.

In the fight for a fairer and more compassionate world for animals and in the war against invisible pandemic enemies, never has there been a more potent example of why protecting people means protecting all animals too.

Midst the horror and tragedy of this Covid-19 crisis, we have some unique opportunities. 

A real chance for the world to re-evaluate our lifestyles, our attitudes to food production and broken food systems, and the devastating impact of factory farming on all life..

COVID 19 BLOG POSTS

  • This week, I had the great honour to share the stage with wildlife legend, leading conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall at Compassion’s webinar event, Pandemics, Wildlife and Intensive Farming. The event was co-hosted by distinguished MEP Anja Hazekamp and attended by......

  • Protecting the health service by staying at home has been a key message throughout this crisis. And a key point of grateful celebration has been for those in the health service and other key workers....

  • On Endangered Species Day (15th May), I reflect on the role of one of the major drivers of wildlife declines worldwide: factory farming....

  • Just a few months ago, it would have seemed a stretch of the imagination; a pandemic from wildlife in a wet market in China causing billions of people to be locked down across the world?...

  • With the world gripped by the worst pandemic in a lifetime, questions are starting to be asked about how our treatment of animals is storing up health crises for the future....

  • In early April whilst most of the world was coming to terms with the horror of the Covid-19 pandemic, Compassion in World Farming, along with some 200 other organisations, signed an Open Letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO)....

  • In the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, the biggest global crisis in a lifetime, it has been wonderful to see our celebration of humanity, together with a refocus on things that are important: the wellbeing of one and all....

  • Covid-19 has turned everything upside down for us all. Today’s Earth Day, would have seen me in the United States on a long-planned field trip to investigate environmental destruction caused by factory farming. ...

  • Compassion was the word chosen by our founder over half a century ago to encapsulate the very best quality in humanity, a sentiment as true today, in the midst of this Coronavirus pandemic, as ever....

  • I last wrote about the coronavirus at the end of January.  At that time, news of the devastating Covid-19 outbreak had led to swift action by the authorities in China, banning the trade in wildlife. ...

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