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

Today, Tuesday 26th July, is my one year since I came to my forever home. I don’t know my exact birthday but Mum says this will be my gotcha day because it is the day she got me. ...

Last week, a group of Canadian Buddhist monks put their good works into action by releasing large numbers of captured lobsters back into the sea. The Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society bought upmany lobsters from around Prince Edward Island which were destined for dinner plates. In a bid to share a message of compassion, they then took the lobsters back out...

An end to greyhound racing has been declared in the Australian state of New South Wales this week after "barbaric" practices came to light. Mike Baird, the premier of New South Wales, declared that greyhound racing will end July 2017  following an investigation which found, among other things, the slaughter of 68 000 dogs deemed too slow or lacking competitive spirit...

We've seen plenty of the vets recently as our residents have had a number of ailments which needed their  support. Percy and the boys This year, our sheep have been subject to an unusual skin condition which has affected only the boys. It started back in April and we have only just got it under control, thanks to the support of our...

Police in Dorset have begun an investigation following the discovery of badger who had been shot and left at the roadside to appear as if they were roadkill. They were alerted to the crime in West Dorset by a member of the public who clearly saw there were gun shot wounds. "Shooting and killing badgers and interfering with badger setts is...

After a very busy April of going to 3 vegan fairs and chatting to lots of people who are giving vegetarian and vegan living a try, we are ready to go to another! We are delighted to be going to Swansea Vegan Festival on Saturday 16th July in the city centre at Brangwn Hall. The festival starts at 11am and stays open...

We are being warned that by 2050, 1 person will die every 3 seconds due to antibiotic resistance unless governments take action now and the widespread use of antibiotics in animal agriculture will be key to preventing this. These warnings come in a report  by the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, a project initiated in 2014 by  David Cameron, backed by the...

A huge thank you to Chris Dowle, who on 29th April completed a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for the animals at our sanctuary. Chris, who is National Business Manager of Dean Healthcare, left from their office in central business at 10am. Cycling out of Bristol and across the Severn Bridge, Chris arrived at the sanctuary nearly 20 miles away...

As more people realise the inherent problems and often cruelty of keeping animals in zoos away from their natural habitat, it is exciting to see one company that is coming up with a solution for the future. ...