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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Get the facts

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

Some Sad News Wile E was put to sleep last week sadly. She had been weak and unwell for a while and was on high protein and calcium diet to help boost her system and help her feathers grow. Unfortunately she went down hill last Friday and had to be put to sleep. Her life outside the battery cage at our sanctuary has...

In disappointing news today, the government has announced that it is extending the cull zone to include Dorset as well as Gloucestershire and Somerset.

After a lazy morning yesterday I got up feeling very refreshed and full of energy. It was raining again and so mum decided to have some indoor playtime!...

With just a couple of weeks until Mary competes in the Severn Bridge Half Marathon in her Run for Freedom, we are delighted to have been featured in this week's Monmouthshire Beacon and Chepstow Beacon. You can read the article about Mary here....

Plans for a giant broiler chicken farm which would house 200 000 birds have been resubmitted in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Herefordshire. The chance to object ends 14th August 2015.

have been waiting for this day for weeks, and with my stitches healed I have now been able to have a bath. Unfortunately my hair is falling out, it is brittle and breaking off, this is due to years of poor nutrition....

Helping Hands

We have been very lucky this month and had a number of volunteers helping us with summer jobs. Stables and hen houses have been weatherproofed, Wilma and Wile E's house has been reinforced to protect against Mr Fox, and many weeds have been pulled. A very big thank you to you all.


There are some great companies like the Co- Operative, Marks and Spencer and Bio-D which have shown it is perfectly possible to create great cleaning products without testing on animals. However,  the European Union still permits testing on animals for household products.