Brexit for Animals: Big Break or Disaster?

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Wednesday 13 February

6.45pm - 8pm (cash bar from 6.15pm)

The Stripe, King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR

Philip cuts through the political chaos to shine a light on what Brexit really means for our countryside. Will Britain pioneer pasture-reared animals? Will the much-vaunted green and pleasant land be put to the plough? Will we drown in cheap, chlorine-soaked chicken imports? Will we squander the promise of ending live animal exports? Or will cutting the ties with Europe bring an end to the killing of the countryside that is factory farming?

He will explore how Brexit – love it or hate it - could be the final disaster for animals in the food system, but could also provide a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the game forever.

Philip Lymbery is Chief Executive of leading international farm animal welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming, a Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester, award-winning author, ornithologist, naturalist, photographer and animal advocate.

He has played a leading role in many major animal welfare reforms, including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. Described as one of the most influential people in the food industry, he has also spearheaded Compassion’s engagement with over 1,000 food companies worldwide, leading to real improvements in the lives of more than one and a half billion farm animals every year.

His first book Farmageddon was listed as one of The Times Books of the Year, while his latest work, Dead Zone: Where the wild things were, was selected as a ‘Must Read’ by the Daily Mail.

Centre for Animal Welfare

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