Festival of Ideas May 2017
Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
Philip Lymbery takes us on a journey around the world, travelling from the rainforests of the Amazon to the Midwest plains of America; the palm plantations of Sumatra to the volcanic diversity of Galapagos; the grasslands of England to the Malaysian jungle. In a global safari focussing on some of the world’s most endangered species, he exposes a key factor in their demise: climate change and habitat destruction are not the only culprits – the impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating.
He examines the role of industrial farming in the plight of animals facing extinction and meets the people doing something about it. He lays bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.
In partnership with Rathbone Investment Management. Plus book signing.
Philip Lymbery is the CEO of leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming, a position he has held since 2005. He is passionate about animal welfare and is focused on strengthening the organisation’s European and international presence, engaging with food industry companies, influencing global policy makers and driving the agenda for legislative reform. With over 20 years experience in animal welfare, he has also been a freelance campaigner and strategist.