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

Run for freedom The Severn Bridge Half Marathon To raise money for the Charity and help promote compassionate living, Mary Frankland (the founder of Dean Farm Trust), will be running the Severn Bridge Half Marathon on Sunday 30th August 2015. This campaign is to raise awareness of the plight of millions of animals that are kept in confined cages throughout their lives for us...

June news plus Wilma and the Fox Haircuts and Pedicures Hair cuts all round for our sheep. Alice's father did a wonderful job of shearing Clive and her boys and they now feel so much cooler in the warm summer days. Clipping their toenails wasn't quite so easy, with their coats gone they were hard to caatch and hold, however Janette and...

The EC is reviewing its “Nature Directives” right now and asking people to have their say. Without support, these directives would be weakened. What do they protect?...

The busy month of May

May has been the busiest month since the sanctuary opened. We have animals moving fields, more maintenance, our first volunteer group, another rescue and lots of thankyous!

This year we plan to hit the road and spread the word about compassionate living.  We'll be adding lots more dates, so check back soon. 23rd & 24th May Vegfest Bristol 6th June Hereford Incredible Vegan Roadshow...

The Canadian Government is still allowing thousands of baby seals to be killed annually for their soft fur. Outrage from many quarters means that many of the markets have completely dried up. The European Union, the USA and Russia have all banned the import of seal fur and growth in the Chinese market is nowhere near as large as expected. Sadly,...

Spring is in the Air! We would like to give a very warm welcome to the new addition to our team: Alice recently joined us as a groom.She is settling in well and has already won over the residents, even the naughty ones! New Arrivals This week we had four new arrivals at the sanctuary - one miniature Shetland and three donkeys. They...

Last year Heston Blumenthall changed supplier for his foie gras after an exposé showed the appalling condition of birds there. Viva! and others have campaigned since to persuade the celebrity chef that in fact no foie gras is ever ethical. It is great to hear that Heston has agreed and is no longer using this cruel product at all. Well done to Viva!...