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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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

Recently we were contacted by a very talented artist Phillip McCullock-Downs; an advocate for animal rights who was inspired by the work we do at the sanctuary to create paintings of our resident turkeys....

Golden Girls and Boys Are On The Move In December last year we rescued five chicks that would have been sent off to slaughter at just 36 days old. We were extremely concerned for their health as they have been genetically modified to put as much weight on as possible in a short space of time. Meaning that their body weight...

A few weeks ago we rescued Billy and Winnie, two pigs who were in desperate need of some TLC. Billy came to us in a terrible condition, he is two years old and can barely walk. His feet are in a chronic state due to neglect and has spent a lot of his life living in a shed filled with faeces...

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...