BRITAIN’S FIRST FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY - Compassionate Caring for 25 years

The last secure place for over 530 animals and birds rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and abandonment. Please donate or adopt to keep them safe. Please don’t forget that if you shop online through Give As You Live that helps our funding too!

At the Sanctuary Farm Animals Are for Life And Not For Slaughter

Our new phone number is 01386 834500, and our email address is now

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Freedom - read my story


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Freda - read my story


Now is the time to stop the live export of animals.

On Monday 29th January I was invited to attend a meeting at the House of Commons hosted by Craig Mackinlay, the MP for Thanet South, to discuss the Live Export of Animals for Slaughter trade.

Attending were over 50 MPs. Also well-known names including Selina Scott; Jan Leeming; our own Joanna Lumley; Sir Ranulph Fiennes; Frederick Forsyth; environmentalist Zac Goldsmith; Stanley Johnson, (father of Boris); Philip Lymberry (CEO of Compassion in World Farming); the Stop Live Export Petition Team; Lorraine Platt (co founder of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation); and Reg and Yvonne from Kent Action Against Live Exports. (KAALE). A formidable gathering of eminent people all giving their support to the proposed ban on this unnecessary, inhumane trade. Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet was also present.


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Wishing all our friends and supporters a happy and peaceful New Year!

For our rescued animals, we will continue to give them the care and respect they deserve. For animals like Gordon, who arrived here starving and frightened, we'll watch them developing the courage to trust us, to enjoy life as it should be.

We really appreciate your support, thank you for caring,
Janet Taylor x



We are very sorry we cannot take in anymore pigs or cockerels at this time.

We will be announcing dates for visits (by appointment) to the sanctuary in April and May soon. Watch this space!



January news

Happy New Year. A little bit late, but for a good reason.

We have a lot to celebrate, while we've been busy coping with the awful weather, the mud, the cold and gale force winds, we have also rescued thirty-one new sheep...


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We'll send you a great new gift pack with a fridge magnet, photo card and certificate signed by Jan. As an adopter, you can come and visit them at the sanctuary and we'll keep you updated on their progress. If this is a gift just let us know and we can add a message for you.


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Jan writes...

As October marks World Farm Animal Day, World Animal Day and Animal Welfare Week Jan Taylor, founder of the Farm Sanctuary some 25 years ago, looks back and reflects on some issues.

During the early 1990's I worked as a freelance journalist for a major national newspaper, I specialised in animal welfare issues. The export of live animals was a major source of concern then and still is.

Some of the things I witnessed are almost certainly still going on, these animals are seen as goods, not sentient beings. The simple reason for the trade is to maximise profit from each and every animal.



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We are very pleased to now be able to accept payments and donations via PayPal and Everyclick. Just click on the apropriate button to donate now, or where ever you see it on our website.

By cheque

Cheques made payable to The Farm Animal Sanctuary

Please send to:
The Farm Animal Sanctuary, Manor Orchard Farm, School Lane, Middle Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire. WR11 8LN

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Fund Raising

Like every other Charity fundraising is one of the biggest issues and challenges facing everyone. We don't produce anything apart from fleeces once a year. Were it not for neighbour Liz, who sorts our fleeces, sells them online and at a Fibre Festival which takes place once a year, the cost of shearing would outweigh the money we receive from the Wool Marketing Board. We rely totally on donations and legacies, but as I've said so many times farm animals are right at the bottom of the pile when it comes to gaining empathy and support.

We're here not just to give the lucky ones the chance of a life of care and respect but also to support campaigns to greatly improve and implement welfare standards.

We will always be looking for people who will help us in any way to raise much needed funds.

How you can help us to fundraise.

We need to raise at least £2,500 each week, new supporters to help us do this are always very welcome. If you live locally could you do a Car Boot sale for us, we have many saleable items here but not the time. Can you ask friends, family, colleagues etc. if they have any unwanted or broken gold or silver jewellery they could donate? If you have any other ideas please let us know. Is there a local handyman/woman who has a few hours to spare to help with small repairs to field shelters, aviaries etc? All suggestions welcome.

Please get in touch with Janet on 01386 834500 or

Why we are here

“Whoever believes that farm animals can be raised and slaughtered humanely should be here to listen to the constant bleating’s of our neighbour’s ewes. Their lambs have just been rounded up and taken to the slaughterhouse. The ewes have been frantically searching the fields looking for them for days. The lambs will bleat for the whole of the journey, their first, and what will be their last. They will get over it one way or the other, they don’t have a choice.” Janet Taylor

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