Compassion in World Farming

Compassion in World Farming ( CIWF ) is a campaign and lobby animal welfare organization. The campaigns against the live export of animals, some methods for livestock slaughter, and any system of factory farming. It has been recognized by celebrities and BBC Radio 4 for his campaign. It has grown into a global movement with partners and supporters concerned about the welfare of pets. [1]

Compassion in World Farming in the UK is a registered charity (No. 1095050).


Peter Roberts, a dairy farmer Hampshire, founded Compassion in World Farming in 1967. After he realized that there was public support, Roberts successfully appealed to contemporary animal protection groups campaign against factory farming. Undeterred, Roberts began his own campaign. Roberts retired in 1991. [2] [3] He was replaced as President by Joyce D’Silva, who served until 2005 and now serves as ambassador. [4] Philip Lymbery, co-author of Farmageddon , the current CEO. [5] Compassion in World Farming has offices in Ireland, the Netherlands, France and the United States. Representatives are in Oceania, Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe. [6]Compassion in World Farming was responsible for veal box ban in the UK, as well as prohibitions on narrow stalls and chains on pregnant sows. The European Union recognized animals as sentient beings as a result of their preparation. [7]


Compassion in World Farming does not support violence or threats; [8] [9] the peace campaigns for humane treatment of pets, which they accept will be killed and eaten. [10] The London Evening Standard has called them “the most rational of the groups that campaign on animal welfare and the environment.” [11] In addition to their advocacy, they produce educational materials for school children [6] and has been fighting against what they called the industry-sponsored propaganda. [12] To celebrate the good animal husbandry, presenting awards that include Good Egg, [13] good chicken, [13]Good Dairy, [14] and good Pig. [15] Their covert investigations have shown cruelty to chickens, [16] cattle, [17] pigs, [18] and sheep. [19]

They advocate free-range systems but accepting straw beds indoor systems for pigs. [15] They have warned the factory farming of dairy cows, which they say is not economically advantageous for farmers or healthy for cows. [20]They have advocated a total ban on fur farming in Ireland, which they say is “one of the most serious problems of animal protection facing Ireland today.” [21] In 2002, they called for a global moratorium on all experimental or commercial cloning of pets. [22] They oppose the use of the live export of cattle to the slaughter, instead advocating that animals slaughtered before transport. [23] In support of this position, they have been shown in London, [23]Ipswich, [24] Belfast [25] Ramsgate, [26] and Dover. [27] They have also struggled to maintain a ban on the transport of live horses. [28] They support a ban on foie gras, and call it “an example of intensive agriculture worst”. [29]

Celebrities have included Joanna Lumley, who spoke against the long-distance transport of animals, [30] and Paul McCartney, who advocated for reduced consumption of meat products. [31] In 2010, Jo Brand, Bill Oddie, Zac Goldsmith, Marc Abraham, and William Roache approved Compassion in World Farming protest against factory farming in Nocton. [32] Early supporters include Spike Milligan and Celia Hammond, who protested cages. [7]


In 2007, the charity won the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Award for best food campaigner / educator. [33] In 2009, they won the Broadcast Digital Award for Best Use of Interactive for their Chicken Out! website. [34] In 2011, they won the Third Sector Excellence Award for its annual review [35] and The Observer ‘s Ethical Award for Campaigner of the Year. [36]

See also

  • 2010 Nocton Mejerier controversial


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b “Our History”. Compassion in World Farming. Pulled 05/08/2014.
  2. Jump up ^ D’Silva, Joyce (2006-11-22). “Peter Roberts.” The Guardian. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  3. Jump up ^ “Last Word”. BBC Radio 4th 2006-12-08. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  4. Jump up ^ “Joyce D’Silva – Ambassador”. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  5. Jump up ^ Siegle, Lucy (18/01/2014). “Have veterinarians actually sold out to the industrial agri-business?”. Observer. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b Halliday, Claire (2006-07-03). “Compassion on the menu.” The Age. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  7. ^ Jump up to: a b “Peter Roberts.” The Daily Telegraph. 2006-12-04. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  8. Jump up ^ “Peter Roberts.” Economist. 30.11.2006. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  9. Jump up ^ Penman, Danny (02/04/1995). “Extremists promise to avenge sin` martyrs ”. The Independent. Pulled 02/16/2014.
  10. Jump up ^ Kirby, Alex (2003-05-09). “Animals” are moral beings ”. BBC News. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  11. Jump up ^ Renton, Alex (31/01/2014). “Eat less meat otherwise the planet will starve.” London Evening Standard. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  12. Jump up ^ Morrison, Ian (30/04/1986). “Susie cone tell tales” in the classroom “. Glasgow Herald. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  13. ^ Jump up to: a b Hickman, Martin (2010-07-15). “Waitrose named Compassionate Supermarket of the Year”. The Independent. Pulled 02/16/2014.
  14. Jump up ^ “Organic milk is unfounded.” The Northern Echo. 07.06.2013. Pulled 02/16/2014.
  15. ^ Jump up to: a b Barford, Vanessa (18/10/2012). “The puzzling labeling of pork.” BBC News Magazine. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  16. Jump up ^ “” cruel “battery hen farming attacked.” BBC News. 23.11.1998. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  17. Jump up ^ “Spy video reveals cruelty Irish cattle”. Irish Independent. 04.16.1998. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  18. Jump up ^ “Pigs are kept in” shocking conditions ” ‘. BBC news. 06.01.2009. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  19. Jump up ^ “Animal export ‘video nasty’ ‘. BBC News. 04.19.2000. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  20. Jump up ^ “Day of the battery cow on us.” Irish Independent. 2010-12-19. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  21. Jump up ^ Sheehan, Aideen (2004-12-04). “Protesters demand a total ban on fur farming.” Irish Independent. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  22. Jump up ^ D’Silva, Joyce (2002-01-04). “Head-to-head: Cloning”. BBC News. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  23. ^ Jump up to: a b “Protesters herded on to the moving train.” BBC news. 03.25.2002. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  24. Jump up ^ “The RSPCA legal threats of Ipswich port to resume live animal exports.” BBC News. 09.29.2012. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  25. Jump up ^ “Protest against the export of live animals.” BBC News. 07.03.2002. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  26. Jump up ^ “Kent death anniversary get noticed.” BBC News. 09.12.2013. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  27. Jump up ^ “live exports activists use the white cliffs of Dover”. BBC News. 07.11.2013. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  28. Jump up ^ “Fight for the horses go to the No 10”. BBC News. 18.11.2003. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  29. Jump up ^ Prince, Rose (2012-04-03). “Is there too much fuss about the foie gras?”. The Daily Telegraph. Pulled 04/24/2014.
  30. Jump up ^ “Joanna Lumley runs long-distance animal transport ban.” BBC News. 2012-01-05. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  31. Jump up ^ “Sir Paul McCartney urges meat-free day to cut CO2”. BBC News. 29.11.2009. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  32. Jump up ^ “More famous faces join the fight against plans for Nocton super-dairy”. Lincolnshire Echo. 2010-10-18. Pulled 02/15/2014.
  33. Jump up ^ “Former restaurant chef’s return to school leads to Radio 4 Food and Farming Award.” BBC Radio 4th 28.11.2007. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  34. Jump up ^ McMahon, Kate (2009-06-19). “IPlayer guru honored at the Broadcast Digital Awards”. Broadcast. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  35. Jump up ^ “Third Sector Excellence Awards 2011: Annual Report – Winner: Compassion in World Farming”. 04.10.2011. Pulled 02/14/2014.
  36. Jump up ^ “Observer Ethical awards Winner 2011”. Observer. 2011-06-10. Pulled 02/14/2014.