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.

Dean Farm Trust

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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

Hi everyone, Betty here. Its been a quiet few days for us. My sister, Daisy, has had her second knee operation so she is resting. Mum says I mustn’t jump on her, but I am only cuddling!...

This week, one of our staff saw this buzzard. It was having trouble flying. We took him to the wild bird rehabilitation centre on Sunday where they think he just had a knock. They couldn't find any broken bones but wanted to keep him in. The little boy buzzard is doing well. They have reported no broken bones they think it is muscular...

As usual I have kept myself busy with a million and one things today, but now I am settling into my ‘forever home’, I have been reflecting on my friends still at the puppy farms. I live with 4 other cavaliers, 3 of whom were rescued from puppy farms like me...

Kikkoman Corporation, famous for their soy sauce, has been conducting and funding cruel and fatal experiments on animals, just so they can make health claims about their products.

Wonderful Windfalls We had a number of people donating windfalls to our residents, a big thank you to everyone. They thoroughly enjoyed them; all animals benefited. The hens had a lot of fun apple bobbing! Whilst Tall Paul and Mini Mac just ate! Delicate Donkeys Our donkeys have had a bout of foot problems; earlier this month Burrito had an abscess in his...

South Korea is the only country in the world to farm dogs for meat. Conditions are appalling: dogs in small cages, never able to go out or have access to clean food and water. Thankfully, the trade is increasingly seen there as shameful. The Humane Society International has been helping farmers there to transition from dog farming to crop farming; this is the second farm since 2014 to be closed down.

I will be going to London to support Compassion in World Farming's campaign to stop the live export of animals. The campaign is #CowOnTour 9th October at 12.45 pm outside the European Commission offices – please come along if you can. ...

If you are lucky enough to have an apple tree in your garden, you are bound to have some windfalls. Here at the sanctuary, we have many mouths who would gladly take them off you hands and enjoy them as a tasty treat. If you are in the Chepstow area, we can collect. Call 01594 714004....