I never had the privilege of meeting Peter, but those that knew him well speak incredibly highly of him. He touched many lives, and through Compassion in World Farming, his remarkable legacy continues to bring positive change in the world. As a vegan, I also feel an incredible sense of gratitude for Peter’s courage and his dedication to the cause of animal welfare. In the early 1960s, when even so-called animal welfare organisations refused to campaign against veal crates and battery cages, I can’t imagine the scale of the challenge and the mettle needed to have started these campaigns. I can’t think of a higher compliment than to say the world is a much better place for having had Peter in it. He is very sadly missed. Paul Blanchard

Sent by Paul Blanchard on 02/08/2011