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What America's GREEN LIGHT FOR ‘LAB-GROWN’ CHICKEN, could mean for our appetite for meat

For the first time ever, American diners will be able to tuck into chicken produced without harming a single bird.


Animals are Critical for all Life on Earth

Why urgently reshaping our relationship with sentient animals is not just a moral and ethical question, it is imperative for the sake of the planet.


What I feel about Animals, I hold in my heart

Someone wiser than me once said 

"One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” 

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The highlights
of 2022

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Dear Louise,

As we approach the end of 2022, here at Compassion we’ve been looking back at what’s been an exceptional year.

Globally, we’ve witnessed the horror of war in Ukraine, and been hit by the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events and the cost-of-living crisis. Yet, despite the challenges we all face, you’re still standing with us in the fight to end animal suffering and create a brighter future for farmed animals. For this we thank you!  

In the past year, Compassion supporters around the world have taken millions of actions against the cruelty and injustice of factory farming. And, however you’ve got involved, you've made a huge difference! 

Every email sent, and every petition signed, has stepped up the pressure on those in power to act.

Every tweet or share of a Compassion post on social media has spread the word and strengthened the global movement for farmed animals.

Every pound donated has helped us to investigate and expose the suffering caused by intensive farming, deliver powerful public campaigns, engage directly with politicians, or influence global food brands to improve the lives of billions of animals.

We’ve created this short video showing the remarkable progress you’ve helped to achieve during 2022.

We hope you enjoy watching and, just as your support inspires us, we hope that seeing all your achievements will inspire you to keep on fighting to end factory farming. 

You might wish to share the feel-good video with friends and family!


Together, we’re showing governments, food companies, and citizens that the wellbeing of people and the Earth depends upon ending the world’s biggest cause of animal cruelty – factory farming.

On behalf of everyone at Compassion and the 2.5 billion animals set to benefit each year from your support, thank you!

Sending season’s greetings and wishing you a happy and peaceful New Year.

Warmest wishes,

Philip Lymbery

Global CEO, Compassion in World Farming

P.S. If you’ve not already seen our annual Global Impact Review and latest from Farm Animal Voice magazine, we hope you’ll enjoy reading them online today!


COP - a missed opportunity to fix our broken food systems

Factory farmed pigs are confined in cages and prevented from going outdoors

Credit: Jerome Genee

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Image by Louis Hansel



As a leading advocate for the transformation of global food systems, Philip Lymbery is CEO of the world’s pre-eminent farmed animal welfare organization, Compassion in World Farming.

He is a prolific commentator on all things humane.

His books include the best-seller,

Farmageddon – the true cost of cheap meat,

as well as Farmageddon in Pictures, and

Dead Zone – Where the wild things were.


See his latest book below.

We are indeed proud to call him our Patron. 


Philip Lymbery is CEO of Compassion in World Farming and patron of The Humane Education Trust.

His new book Sixty Harvests Left could not

come at a more appropriate time.


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"Sometimes I think my dog knows me better than I know myself.

Before I know it, I’ve given away a clue, betrayed my intentions to do one more thing before picking up the lead and going for a walk with Duke."


The Little Word
With The
Big Heart

On World Pangolin Day, Philip Lymbery’s article
is deeply relevant to all of us.

From the author of the internationally acclaimed Farmageddon, we now have Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were, an eye-opening investigative journey across the globe, focusing on a dozen iconic species one-by-one, and looking in each case at the role that industrial farming is playing in their plight. Author Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming, gives us a passionate wake-up call, laying bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.  


Philip will be in South Africa in July for the launch of Dead Zone. Make a note in your diary to join him at these venues:



Time: 18:00 for 18:30

Date: Tuesday 11th July

Venue: Exclusive Books Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Dr, Craighall, Johannesburg

RSVP information:     

011 325 4298


Cape Town

Time: 17:30 for 18:00

Date: Thursday 13th July

Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town


021 462 2425

Philip Lymbery launches his new book in South Africa - July 2017
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