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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Latest News

Hello From Dotty

Please meet our new resident Dotty, she joined us here at the sanctuary at the beginning of April after we teamed up with Viva! to rescue her from a pig breeder. We first met Dotty when we rescued Hope Apple Blossom and her six piglets who also came from the same farm. Dotty was the last sow remaining...

We are pleased to announce that our Amazon Wish is now live and ready to use. Every week we are in need of products to help care for, feed and look after our residents....

With Easter weekend just around the corner we would like to help raise awareness for the many rabbits that fall victim of this holiday. Thousands of rabbits are given as gifts during the Easter period due to their connection with ‘The Easter Bunny’ and are soon abandoned...

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...