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

As well as looking after our residents, there is a never ending stream of jobs that need doing at the sanctuary. Due to the heavy rains over the last few months our little but very heavy foot bridge got washed away. Luckily, we were able to secure it to the brook wall until the water went down and it was safe...

It may be that you are one of those people who says "Vega - what ?" when you see the title to this article. If you hadn't heard, this January has seen the third year when the charity Veganuary have supported and inspired people across the globe to try vegan for January to reduce the suffering of animals. I took the challenge in the...

We are proud to be joining forces with Viva! once more for one of their Incredible Vegan Roadshows, this time in Birmingham. We'll be bringing advice on compassionate living and of course information on all our rescues at the sanctuary. Alongside us will be cookery demos, the chance to taste test vegan food, nutritional advice and much more. 30th April 10.30am-4pm Birmingham Council...

We are excited and delighted to be going to Penarth's Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Fair for the first time. We will be joining a host of other stall holders from the world of vegan beauty, food and animal sanctuaries like us too. This will be special as it is our chance to go to our first Welsh event and let everyone know...

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have exposed the reality of leather production in Bangladesh. Cheap leather costs lives - and not just those of the animals. Children and adult workers are seen barefooted in toxic, cancer causing chemicals, submerging animal skins to be made into leather. Apparently 90% of workers die before they are 50. Children are also...

Flooding across the North West of England have been devastating for thousands of people and we offer our best wishes to all those involved in the clear up. Stretched rescue teams were also out saving many animals as flood water left many pets stranded in homes and animals stuck in fields. However, a relatively untold tale of the floods is the high...

Farmers around the world are being called to dramatically reduce their routine use of antibiotics; not doing so would pose a real threat to human health, according to The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance Already some infections are becoming almost impossible to treat because of resistance to antibiotics. The use of these drugs in animal agriculture accounts for almost half of the...

This week, the alarming news came from China, that a new gene has been found in people and pigs which makes bacteria highly resistant to the last line of defence antibiotics. Scientist are calling for urgent restrictions on a group of antibiotics, called polymixins, which are routinely used in animal agriculture.