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

Flooding across the North West of England have been devastating for thousands of people and we offer our best wishes to all those involved in the clear up. Stretched rescue teams were also out saving many animals as flood water left many pets stranded in homes and animals stuck in fields. However, a relatively untold tale of the floods is the high...

Farmers around the world are being called to dramatically reduce their routine use of antibiotics; not doing so would pose a real threat to human health, according to The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance Already some infections are becoming almost impossible to treat because of resistance to antibiotics. The use of these drugs in animal agriculture accounts for almost half of the...

This week, the alarming news came from China, that a new gene has been found in people and pigs which makes bacteria highly resistant to the last line of defence antibiotics. Scientist are calling for urgent restrictions on a group of antibiotics, called polymixins, which are routinely used in animal agriculture.

Hi everyone, Betty here. Its been a quiet few days for us. My sister, Daisy, has had her second knee operation so she is resting. Mum says I mustn’t jump on her, but I am only cuddling!...

This week, one of our staff saw this buzzard. It was having trouble flying. We took him to the wild bird rehabilitation centre on Sunday where they think he just had a knock. They couldn't find any broken bones but wanted to keep him in. The little boy buzzard is doing well. They have reported no broken bones they think it is muscular...

As usual I have kept myself busy with a million and one things today, but now I am settling into my ‘forever home’, I have been reflecting on my friends still at the puppy farms. I live with 4 other cavaliers, 3 of whom were rescued from puppy farms like me...

Kikkoman Corporation, famous for their soy sauce, has been conducting and funding cruel and fatal experiments on animals, just so they can make health claims about their products.

Wonderful Windfalls We had a number of people donating windfalls to our residents, a big thank you to everyone. They thoroughly enjoyed them; all animals benefited. The hens had a lot of fun apple bobbing! Whilst Tall Paul and Mini Mac just ate! Delicate Donkeys Our donkeys have had a bout of foot problems; earlier this month Burrito had an abscess in his...