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.

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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. ...

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...