Visiting Dean Farm Trust

Dean Farm Trust
Dean Farm Trust
Having a good sniff and lick of my niece.
Having a good sniff and lick of my niece.
Tom having his physio
Tom having his physio

We were lucky enough to bump into Thomas the Shetland pony about to do his physio exercises. He has “Shetland shoulder”, incurable shoulder dysphasia, so he needs to do these daily.

Checking out his visitors.
Checking out his visitors.

Some of you may have heard of or seen the recent TV series “Meat the Family” where families raise animals and have to decide to send them to slaughter or to a sanctuary and go vegetarian. What a disgusting idea for TV entertainment!! Lucky in a recent episode, the family decided to go veggie and give their cows to a sanctuary.
Whilst I do not have a photo, these two calves were taken on by Dean Farm Trust and named Clover and Buttercup. These lucky boys will now live out their whole lives surrounded by compassion and care. It’s these stories and encounters that remind me why I am vegan. Plus in this day and age, veganism is easier than ever! Something I found out when I first went vegan.

My favourite part of the day was hand feeding these beautiful ladies.
My favourite part of the day was hand feeding these beautiful ladies.

Dean Farm Trust are by far one of my favourite charities. The founder Mary Frankland is simply awe inspiring. Not only does she run the charity, she’s also active in other issues. I bumped into her at a protest outside our local council office about a local puppy farmer. Busy lady!
If you wish to help, there are various ways to donate (or even volunteer). You can sponsor an animal, buy things from their shop or my favourite method of donation, buying things from their Amazon wishlist. There are more guided visits coming up this month so be sure to check them out if you can!

Have you visited Dean Farm Trust or any other kind of animal sanctuary?

Helen x

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4 thoughts on “Visiting Dean Farm Trust

  • February 1, 2020 at 7:37 pm
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    I wish there were more places like these. I think it would encourage more people to think about these kinds of animals as conscious beings, rather than commodities. Near where I live in Manchester we have a donkey sanctuary though, which is lovely and always busy.

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  • February 1, 2020 at 7:40 pm
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    Such a cute selfie!!!

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    • February 2, 2020 at 1:36 am
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      My son would love this. He’s obsessed with farm animals. I’d love the opportunity to learn about vegan options. I’ve been eating more plants and haven’t really had a taste for meat.

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  • February 2, 2020 at 12:13 am
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    Chickens are so precious. They are sentient beings and should be loved, cherish, and treasured. When I use to live in Toccoa, Georgia back in 2008, I met a family down the road that had a pet chicken. The chicken was so intelligent, he would walk towards me when I would call him by his name. It looks like you had a wonderful time. So cute.

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