Philip and Tony Juniper, environmentalist and new director of campaigns and advocacy at WWF find much in common as they discuss the impact of the decline of wildlife on the future of the planet and how a global agreement on the future of farming is key to life on earth.
This month, we visit Compassion in World Farming’s Livestock and Extinction conference in London. With the partnership of the World Wildlife Fund UK, it was the very first of its kind to examine the devastating impact of livestock production on animals, people and the planet.
Philip Lymbery is at Wilderness festival in Oxfordshire to promote his book 'Dead Zone; Where the Wild Things Were'. Among the glittery festival goers, he meets Helen Pilcher, fellow science communicator and author who joins him at the books tent for Bloomsbury Sigma's event,'The Science of Survival' to promote her book 'Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-extinction'.
As CEO for Compassion in World Farming, part of Philip’s job is to persuade factory farmers - and their consumers - to change the way they treat animals destined for the plate. But more than campaigning for a more ethical approach to animals, Philip argues in his book 'Dead Zone; Where the Wild Things Were' that ending the wasteful practice of feeding grain to animals would stop the machine that is also destroying wild life all over the world. As he prepares to take the stage at Bristol's...