Our Chief Executive, Philip Lymbery, accepted an award that recognises peace-bearers; those who strive to work towards finding non-violent solutions to conflicts.
Philip received this award on 10th June, in Rome. The well-known Italian actor, Luca Zingaretti presented Philip with the ‘Golden Dove’ award, for his decades of fighting against intensive farming and his tireless efforts to raise awareness of the detrimental impact that factory farming has on human health, our planet and of course, on farm animal welfare.
Philip says, on receiving this accolade, "I am honoured to receive the Golden Dove for Peace award."
"Modern, intensive farming often brings with it animals kept in cages, crammed behind closed doors in confined sheds. Another wave of industrialisation is looming and could bring with it a further reduction of agricultural land, an increase in diseases, unhealthy eating, and an increase in world hunger."
"I will continue to do all I can to stop intensive farming: for the preservation of our planet, for the health of people, and of course, for the animals’ whose welfare is at stake."
Luca Zingaretti read a passage from Philip’s book, written with Times reporter, Isabel Oakeshott, Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat. Philip says, "Ultimately, Farmageddon is a story of hope; that a common sense approach to food, without factory farming, is by far the best way to ensure decent food for everyone forever."