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

As many of you are aware Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary teamed up with Juliet Gellatley founder of Viva! to rescue a sow and her six piglets from a pig breeder going out of business. Viva! came up with a great idea to run a competition asking people to suggest names for our new residents...

Our six piglets are now 7 weeks old and have doubled in size since they first arrived at the sanctuary at the beginning of February. They are all healthy, happy and have adjusted brilliantly to their new surroundings and yesterday was the first time mum and babies could go outside...

Last week our vets came to castrate our three male piglets. For this procedure to be carried out safely we had to separate the three boys from the rest of the family. This made mum very anxious and stressed but we knew it was essential for their wellbeing and needed to be done for them to...

Please help us raise £4,800 to buy a compact tractor for the sanctuary. A little while ago we reached out to our supporters to help us raise funds in order to buy a much needed tractor for the sanctuary. Unfortunately we have been so busy we have not had chance to dedicate as much time as we would have liked to...

We have some very exciting news, please welcome our new arrivals to Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary! We were delighted to team up with Juliet Gellatley founder of Viva! for the rescue of a 3 year old sow and her 6 three week old piglets who...

As we say hello to February we kick off with a great start to the month with our first vegan festival of the year, hosted at the Cardiff City Hall by the brilliant Viva! team it was a roaring success with a whopping 2350 visitors....

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...