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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Get the facts

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 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. ...

Thursday 7th April saw the start of one of the most widely known horse race meetings at Aintree which will culminate in the Grand National on Saturday. After seven horse deaths at the Cheltenham Festival this year, the first day of races at Aintree resulted two horses suffer fatal injuries in the 2-mile 5-furlong Fox Hunters Chase.

Back in January, we pledged to get out and about to spread the word about compassionate living and our sanctuary. This April, you will be able to come along and see us at not 1, not 2, but 3 great events.

The dairy industry has been left reeling after new advice from the government about how much dairy we should all be consuming. It seems that the huge rise in fortified plant milk sales and more widely available nutritional advice on alternative sources of calcium may have led to this change. The heading in fact now reads "Dairy and alternatives".

Many of use know that battery cages have been done away with in this country. Consumers have been lulled into a false sense of security though as over half of this country's eggs are still produced in cages. These enrichment cages are bigger but they now contain more hens. They never see the light of day; they never get to...

We recently took Betty to the vets to have her legs checked. When she was first rescued 8 months ago it was apparent her back legs were not right and the vet said due to her having very little leg muscle...

Charity Cruelty Free International has just published the latest version of their guide to compassionate shopping, The Little Book of Cruelty Free. Their leaping bunny logo is the one to watch out for if you want to make sure that your toiletries, cleaning products and cosmetics have not been tested on animals. If you follow this link, you will be able to download...

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In great news this week, Armani, the Italian designer fashion brand, has committed to end the use of fur, acknowledging its cruelty. The company will now no longer use fur in any of its products.

Being compassionate doesn't mean you have to miss out on a tasty treat or two (or three). It does mean carefully checking what's in the things you eat and give as gifts. Don't worry, we have done the hard work for you and found some of the best cruelty free Easter chocolate for you. Children's Choice  Moo Free is available in many...

Spring is now here (at least officially if not in temperature!). For some that will mean a spring clean. Perhaps this is the perfect time to take stock of what actually is in our cleaning cupboards. Did you know, across the European Union, more than 4,000 mice, rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals suffer and die every year in laboratory poisoning...