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The perfect prescription: Dr Amir Khan joins Team Compassion

News Section Icon Published 01/05/2024

We are delighted to announce that popular writer, television personality and full-time NHS GP Dr Amir Khan has become our latest Patron.

Dr Khan, who has a passion for wildlife conservation and is known for speaking out on issues important to him including animal welfare, joins our other Patrons who include Deborah Meaden, Chris Packham and Dame Joanna Lumley, in the fight to combat the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet – factory farming.

A passionate supporter

Last month, Amir spoke at the Oxford Literary Festival about the links between our health, food and nature when he delivered the annual Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture, named in honour of our founder. In 2022 he was among signatories of an open letter to delegates of the COP27 climate conference, calling on world leaders to end factory farming and transform the global food system. In addition, Amir is a passionate supporter of our campaign to stop world’s first commercial octopus farm opening on Gran Canaria.

Driving change

“I’m honoured to become a Patron of Compassion in World Farming,” said Amir on accepting the patronage. As a doctor, I see how factory farming and our global food system has a detrimental impact on human health.”

“Compassion is driving change to prevent hundreds of millions of animals needlessly suffering in factory farms every year. Ending factory farming will bring better lives to billions of farm animals, save wildlife from extinction, improve our health, and leave a planet fit for future generations.

Giving a voice to farmed animals

Philip Lymbery, our Global CEO commented: It is truly wonderful to welcome Amir on board to help us succeed in our mission to end factory farming. As such an influential and passionate individual Amir has already done so much to give a voice to farmed animals. We look forward to working with him to achieve food systems that benefit animals, people and the planet.”

Find out more about Amir and his work with us.


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