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Videos of landmark Extinction and Livestock Conference now available to view online

Videos of the landmark Extinction & Livestock Conference – the world’s first event to explore the impact of livestock production on the future of life on Earth – are available to view via the conference website from today.

More than 500 experts, campaigners, policy-makers and business leaders from around the world attended the two-day event at the QEII Conference Centre in London on 5 and 6 October. Organised by Compassion in World Farming and WWF-UK, the event saw world-renowned speakers take to the stage to discuss how intensive livestock systems are at the heart of so many problems affecting health, food security, biodiversity, the environment and animal welfare.

Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming and author of two books about the impact of livestock production, Farmageddon, and Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were, said: “If you weren’t able to attend the Extinction and Livestock Conference or you just want to find out more about the negative impacts of livestock production, you can now watch a video of the conference highlights as well as each of the awe-inspiring presentations by our world-renowned experts – such as Professor Raj Patel, Professor Carl Safina, Professor Frank Hu and Tony Juniper – on the conference website.

“This event was just the beginning of what will become an international movement working to identify solutions to mend our broken food systems and to ensure that the current climate change targets and the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved in order to save the planet, and secure food for future generations.

“What’s more, we can all play a part by changing the way we eat. Every one of us has the power, three times a day to save wildlife and end an awful lot of farm animal cruelty by eating less and better meat such as pasture-fed, free-range or organic meat, milk and eggs, as well as more plants. By making these small changes you can make a huge difference to the future of life on Earth.”

All of the speakers’ presentations, as well as a video of the conference highlights, are now available to view free of charge via


Media contact - for further information or to interview a spokesperson please contact the Compassion in World Farming media team on 01483 521618 -

Notes to editors:

  • 1.Compassion in World Farming was founded in 1967 by a British dairy farmer who became horrified at the development of intensive factory farming. Today Compassion is the leading farm animal welfare organisation dedicated to ending factory farming and achieving humane and sustainable food. With headquarters in the UK, we have offices across Europe in the US, China and South Africa.



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