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.

 

Our first open day

Our first open day is fast approaching and we are so pleased to be inviting everyone into our Sanctuary. This is a home for life for our 108 residents many of whom would otherwise be killed if we had not rescued them.

Besides meeting the animals we have lots going on, to find out more download our flyer…

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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 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. ...

In April 2014 we rescued Rosie and Hebe, two ponies who were in desperate need of help. Their previous owners left them to fend for themselves with no shelter and very little food during the cold winter months. Rosie was emaciated, with long term skin problems and had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which is a common condition affecting horses...

We are looking to recruit a team of reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to become part of our community champion fundraising team. Your responsibilities will include representing the charity at various events such as: Attending Fairs, Fetes and Festivals Taking part in street and supermarket donation collections Manning stands, tombolas and raffles Leaflet dropping If you are interested in supporting us with any of the above activities...

Sheep are one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans, their primarily purpose is to be raised for meat, milk and wool and are housed in both indoor or outdoor systems. ...