On the tour we met Thomas the Shetland pony. He suffers from “Shetland shoulder”, incurable shoulder dysphasia, so he does daily physio exercises. I was lucky enough to bump into him to watch him do his stretches.
Some of you may have heard of or seen the TV series “Meat the Family”. Meat the Family is a series featuring families raise animals then decide to send them to slaughter or to a sanctuary and go vegetarian. What a disgusting idea for entertainment! Lucky in a recent episode, the family decided to go veggie and give their cows to a sanctuary. Guess which sanctuary?
Whilst I do not have a photo, the calves were taken on by Dean Farm Trust and named Clover and Buttercup. These lucky boys will live out their entire natural lives surrounded by compassion and care. It’s these stories and encounters that remind me why I am vegan.
How You Can Help
Dean Farm Trust are by far one of my favourite charities. The founder Mary Frankland is awe inspiring. She runs the charity and is active in local 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. The most fun way is to visit an open day or volunteer.
Have you visited Dean Farm Trust or any other kind of animal sanctuary?