Lucy Siegle to host Compassion welfare awards

Lucy Siegle to host Compassion welfare awards

TV presenter Lucy Siegle will present the Compassion in World Farming Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in what will be the organisation’s 50th anniversary year.

The awards will take place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London on 28th June.

“As a long-term campaigner for ethical living, improving the lives of farm animals in the UK and around the world is very important to me,” said Siegle. “The work that Compassion has done for the last 50 years has been vital in raising the standards of farm animal welfare. I’m delighted to be hosting the awards ceremony this year to recognise the commitment by award winners – including global food businesses – to incorporating good farm animal welfare policies and practices into their supply chains.”

The awards have grown from the Good Egg Award – which launched in 2007 – to include the Good Chicken Award, the Good Dairy Award, the Good Pig Award and the Good Rabbit Award. There will also be the first ever Cage Free Award, celebrating companies that have made the commitment to eliminate all cages from their business.

Since the awards programme started in 2007 more than 342 million animals a year are set to benefit from the policies and commitments of the companies Compassion has awarded. To date over 700 organisations have won Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards including McDonald’s, Co-op (UK), Chipotle, Waitrose, Whole Foods Market, Greggs, IKEA and Compass Group.