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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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

On Sunday we rescued six turkeys. While I was loading  these beautiful creatures, I knew the ones I left  behind would be going off to the slaughter house later that day. I just wanted to take them all but couldn't. They will have to be on a strict feeding regime so they don't put on weight too quickly. Although these girls...

Even though our hens have to be kept in due to the threat of avian flu, they do seem to be enjoying their new surroundings. Could it be something to do with the extra treats of cabbages, appleas and other mysterious objects we can hang for them so they don't get bored?...

What a fabulous day shared with a great team of people who so kindly gave up their Saturday to build a new area for our hens. We also had to put some fencing up to keep other residents out of the hen area. What a great job! A massive thank you to you all, we couldn't have done it without you! After...

Here, our five Golden Girls have settled for the night. They constantly try to get under each other just like chicks do with their mum. Their first steps on grass: our Golden Girls had their first experience of the outside world. Here, they are now 16 days old and are doing well on a low carbohydrate diet. It's very early days...

This month, we took in another 10 hens who were destined for the slaughter house at just 18 months old. The natural lifespan of hens is up to 16 years. These were ex battery hens who are now not profitable enough for the farmer. These girls will now live the rest of their lives with the other residents at the sanctuary...

Now that we have more land, we are beginning to move some of the animals to their new home. We have been working hard to prepare the new land for the residents and are delighted that  Clive and her boys, the donkeys and horses are all safely moved into their new home....

After two years searching for more land and buildings, we are delighted to announce that as of November 2016, we have just secured 62 acres more pasture and woodland, with over 1000 square metres of barns! This is fantastic for our charity and means we will be able to rescue more animals. It will also allow us to host fundraising events...

As the founder of Dean Farm Trust, I encounter individuals, organisations and charities many of whom share the same aim as Dean Farm Trust: to help end animal suffering by raising awareness. We have seen the videos, read the facts and personally witnessed the horrors that take place for people to eat, wear and be entertained by animals.                               ...