DEAN FARM TRUST

RUN FOR FREEDOM

In September 2017 Mary, Dean Farm Trust’s Founder ran the Forest of Dean Half Marathon to raise funds for our Animal Sanctuary and to highlight the neglect and abuse that animals goes through in a series of information sheets – read more below…

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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. ...