We were saddened to hear of the death of Richard Briers, who did much to advance the animal welfare cause.
Richard was an advocate of farm animal welfare and provided Compassion with valuable support over many years. Most recently, he fronted a campaign to increase the number of supporters who might consider leaving us a gift in their Will.
He told us his passion for animal husbandry began when he was acting in the hit TV series The Good Life and his conviction that farm animals should be raised humanely never faded. He saw sustainable farming as "the only realistic and humane way forward".
Being such a well known and well loved figure, Richard's support was invaluable to our charity and helped raise the profile of animal welfare in farming.
He will be sorely missed by all of us at Compassion.