Philip Lymbery, head of Compassion in World Farming, argues cogently for the end of factory farming to save species on the edge of extinction

“In the blink of an evolutionary eye,” Philip Lymbery writes, “one particular species has gone from newcomer to the dominant force shaping the planet: us.”

Lymbery is head of the leading animal welfare organisation Compassion in World Farming, and he approaches the conundrum of “how should we live our lives” from the perspective of food production. He picks several species teetering on the edge of extinction – elephants in Sunatra, the bison of Yellowstone Park, the jaguars of Brazil, the penguins of Robin Island and more – and asks what would happen to them if we changed our farming practices.

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Source: Guardian Climate Change