Bruce Kent, 22 June 1929 - 8 June 2022
Compassion in World Farming was extremely sad to hear of the passing of our Visionary and Patron, Bruce Kent. Bruce was the leading light of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) for many years. He was forced to leave the Catholic priesthood in 1987 due to his political statements, and became the Vice-President of Pax Christi, the Catholic peace organisation.
Bruce was also passionate in his abhorrence of factory farming, becoming a Patron of Compassion. In 2007, he was named by the Daily Telegraph’s Chief Foreign Correspondent, David Blair, as “the most principled and consistent figure in British public life”. We were honoured to have him as our Visionary and Patron, and we shall miss his commitment and kindness.