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.
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.
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?