Welcome to Dean Farm Trust

We believe in compassion, life & empowerment – all factors that contribute to a sustainable, healthy & cruelty free planet.

By providing information on the use of animals in factory farming, intensive breeding & cruel sports we seek to enable cruelty free choices and wider awareness.

We hope you enjoy looking through our website, discovering the work we do, and about the animals we look after here at the Sanctuary.

Dean Farm Trust

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What we buy and the way we live has a direct impact on human & animal welfare.

With information and wide access to cruelty free products, we all have the ability to make informed choices; choices which will improve health, prevent cruelty and protect the environment.

Latest News

We will be marching the streets of London on Monday 29th May alongside thousands of others to show our support for the Anti-Hunt Campaign. This campaign is to demonstrate against Theresa May's recent announcement to repeal the fox hunting ban. The prime minister and leader of the Conservative party has pledged to hold a free vote in the hope to legalize...

Little Alan was brought to the sanctuary after a member of public grew very concerned for his welfare. When he arrived he was so small and he seemed quite poorly so we called our vets immediately to examine him. We were told he was severely underweight and we believe he had been orphaned by his mother due to not...

We will be having our very first open day on Sunday 3rd September and we would love to see many of our supporters there. It will be a fun day for all of the family, with lots going on and the perfect opportunity for you to finally meet the 100 residents living at the sanctuary....

On behalf of our animals and staff we’d just like to say a big big thank you to those who have donated gifts through our Amazon Wishlist so far. We rely heavily on items such as food, toys or tools and these things will greatly benefit our work as well as make our residents extremely happy so thank you, we...

After weeks of eagerly waiting Hope and her piglets have finally moved into their outdoor paddock. We hoped it would have been much sooner however due to our fencing contractors letting us down we were delayed with the build. Thankfully we found a new fencer and even roped in some of our staff to help. This was just in time for...

Hello From Dotty

Please meet our new resident Dotty, she joined us here at the sanctuary at the beginning of April after we teamed up with Viva! to rescue her from a pig breeder. We first met Dotty when we rescued Hope Apple Blossom and her six piglets who also came from the same farm. Dotty was the last sow remaining...

We are pleased to announce that our Amazon Wish is now live and ready to use. Every week we are in need of products to help care for, feed and look after our residents....

With Easter weekend just around the corner we would like to help raise awareness for the many rabbits that fall victim of this holiday. Thousands of rabbits are given as gifts during the Easter period due to their connection with ‘The Easter Bunny’ and are soon abandoned...