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.

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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

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.

In what could be seen as a cowardly move at the last minute, the Prime Minister postponed the vote on amendments to the Hunting Ban. The SNP MPs had received many requests, not just from Scottish voters but from English ones too, to vote against any alterations to the hunting ban. The catalyst for David Cameron's postponement of the vote does...

My name is Betty and this week I started my new life. I decided to write a blog because I want to share my new life experiences with you....

Hunting ban vote next week In their manifesto, the Tory party proposed a vote on the hunting ban, which affects many animals, but most notably foxes. ...

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?...