Ira Pastor Comments:
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)is a campaigning and lobbying animal welfare organization which campaigns against the live export of animals, certain methods of livestock slaughter, and all systems of factory farming.
Philip Lymbery, founder of Compassion in World Farming:
Philip Lymbery is the CEO of CIWF, as well as visiting professor at the University of Winchester, ornithologist, photographer, naturalist, self-confessed animal advocate, and award winning author of both Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat (listed as one of The Times Writers Books of the Year) as well as Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were.
Protecting Animals is about Protecting People and the Planet:
Described as one of the food industry’s most influential people, he has spearheaded CIWF’s engagement work with over 800 food companies worldwide, leading to real improvements in the lives of more than a billion farm animals every year.
World’s First Extinction and Livestock Conference of 2017:
It was also Philip’s vision to set up the world’s first extinction and livestock conference in London in October 2017, bringing together Compassion in World Farming and the World Wildlife Fund, supported by HRH Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation.
On this ideaXme episode we hear from Philip Lymbery about:
His background and how he developed a passion for animal welfare and advocacy. The background of Compassion In World Farming and an overview of what constitutes factory farming. Factory farming connections to pandemics, zoonotic diseases, and antibiotic resistance / superbugs. Industrial agriculture and its connection to biodiversity destruction in locations like the Amazon rainforest. Technological solutions such as lab / stem cell grown meats and alternative / plant-based protein sources. Solutions on how to feed the growing population and how we can all make a difference by the food choices we make.
Credits: Ira Pastor interview video, text, and audio.
This interview is in American English.
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