Philip Lymbery is naturalist, author and chief executive of leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming, and Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester. His latest book, Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were (published Bloomsbury 2017), exposes how cheap meat is a key factor in the demise of some of the world’s most endangered species. For 25 years Philip has worked extensively on animal welfare issues, wildlife and the environment. He’s played leading roles in major animal welfare reforms, including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. Philip is a recognised thought leader and has a reputation as one of industrial farming’s fiercest critics. Described as one of the food industry’s most influential people, he has spearheaded Compassion’s engagement work with over 800 food companies worldwide, leading to real improvements in the lives of over 1 billion farm animals every year.