Philip Lymbery is the CEO of Compassion in World Farming, as well as being a Visiting Professor at the Centre For Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester. He has enjoyed photography for over many years – a chance to capture the beauty of all animals and the rich biodiversity that exists in the world. He is also a naturalist and passionate environmentalist, working hard to protect the natural environment through better policies and practice, and particularly through education aimed at drawing attention to the role of Industrial agriculture in the decline of wildlife worldwide.
Philip has also had a lifelong interest in bird watching, started when he had chicken pox as a child and his mother looked to entertain him during the weeks off school with the Observer Guide to Birds.
Philip’s first book, Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat, was chosen as one of the Times Writers’ Books of the Year in 2014 and was cited by the Mail on Sunday as a compelling game changer. This was followed by the publication of Farmageddon in Pictures: The True Cost of Cheap Meat – in bite-sized pieces – in response to a pictorial version of the famous and award winning original.
He has a sleeves rolled up approach to life including his investigative and research work which has taken him all over the world, often with little regard to his own safety, to document the dreadful impact of factory farming on animals, local people and the environment. His travel has included visiting all kinds of farming systems across many different countries.