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Mike Beckingham

Mike Beckingham

High Profile Supporter

English actor and writer Mike Beckingham is well known for his leading role as Josh in the hit movie Redwood for which he won Best Actor at The British Horror Film Awards. Mike grew up in the countryside of Gloucestershire where he developed a love of animals. Lending his talents to Compassion’s cause, Mike stared in our award winning film, Time to Decide – a moving piece that explores animal cruelty throughout the ages. After shooting this, he told us how the experience of being in the picture changed the way he buys his food, forever.

Time To Decide

Every generation must make its mind up what injustice and cruelty it will tolerate.

Mike believes that the key to upturning society’s habit for ‘cheap’ meat is to inform people, so that they can make up their own minds and feel empowered. “It’s all about educating people. It comes down to the consumer, but they have to be given a level playing field – they need to know the facts.

Factory farming is hidden and that’s the scary thing – it’s all behind closed doors. We need to break down those doors.

Dear Humans

Mike also appears in our Dear Humans campaign film. The short, impactful film was commissioned to highlight the reality of millions of UK farm animals currently suffering in cruel cages and helped to secure over 100,000 signatures on a parliamentary petition calling on the Government to End the Cage Age.

The number of animals living in these horrifying conditions across the UK is truly shocking. A cage-free future is possible. We can End the Cage Age.

Most recently, Mike helped us hand-deliver an open letter to 10 Downing Street asking the Prime Minister to ban live exports once and for all.

We are extremely grateful for Mike’s support in the fight for kinder farming.

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