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 want to thank everyone who got involved with our competition to name Dotty's five piglets, we received so many fantastic suggestions it was hard to pick just five! But the five we picked and particularly loved were Patch, Stanley, Humphrey, Prudence and Clover. Well done to the winners and we will continue to update you with mum and babies journey. ...

Earlier this month the Gloucester Vegans group paid a visit to the sanctuary and very kindly gave up their time to help our staff complete some very important tasks. It's the third time they have been out to volunteer and they always do such a fantastic job! Not only did they clear a whole area of weeds and dug a pond for...

Last weekend we were kindly invited to have a stall at Compassion @ the Castle in Exeter. The fair was organised by Exeter Friends For Animals and Animal Aid and it was the grand finale of the two week Vegan Festival of Britain. There were loads of stalls and a great choice of vegan foods, as well as talks, cookery demonstrations...

Dot's piglets are almost two weeks old now and we would like your help to choose their names. She has given birth to five adorable piglets, three of which are boys and two are girls. Each of them, with the exception of one who is all pink, perfectly resemble their mum, covered in little black spots and already looking like...

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....

A little while ago we were contacted by the organizers of Cheltenham Vegan Fair, Charlie and Hannah. Two very dedicated animal welfare enthusiasts who have very generously offered to support Dean Farm Trust by donating all of the profits from their event to support our animals. We can't thank them enough and we are extremely excited for the fair which...

Please say hello to our new resident ducks, Jemima, Huey and Bean! They came to us from very loving owners but due to unforeseen circumstances they could no longer offer them a home. When they contacted us we gladly accepted and they are the first ducks to join our animal family! Jemima, Huey and Bean have been with us almost a...

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...