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.

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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

It is estimated that 16 million turkeys are killed annually in the UK alone, most of which are reared in indoor production systems and will suffer immensely during their short life span from poor welfare conditions and implications from selective breeding. ...

In the wild a hen would only lay around 20 eggs per year but due to modern day farming a commercial laying hen now produces around 300 eggs per year. The high yield of eggs is due to the growing populations demand for them and it has been reported that over 33 million eggs are being produced each day in...

The natural life span of a pig would be between 10-15 years but factory farmed pigs reared for meat are sent off to slaughter at just 5 months old. When the time comes the pigs will be forced onto crammed trucks with no room to move, they are often terrified and will travel long journeys with little air and no...

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....

Bobby came to us two weeks ago from a local farmer. A friend of the farmer contacted us desperate to find bobby a home – she didn’t want Bobby to go to market, being a castrated male she knew where he would end up, he was the same age as Alan, 4 months....

Due to cross breeding there are many different breeds of ducks but are generally divided into two different types; Mallards and Muscovy/Barbary – it is estimated that over 14 million ducks are reared for meat in the UK each year, most of which are intensively bred and farmed in poor living conditions. Farmed ducks are unable to display any natural...

Puppies raised within puppy farming facilities are highly more likely than other puppies to suffer from a wide range of inherited or acquired health defects due to their ancestry, living conditions and the standard of care given to them and their mother during their first few weeks of life....

Whether breeding for scientific research or to keep as a family pet these intelligent beings are suffering vast amounts of pain and stress with the majority kept in extremely poor or unsuitable conditions. ...