Reflecting on Seaspiracy

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue We’ve put this article together to explain the major take-home points raised by the documentary, Seaspiracy. In recent years, there have been a number of high-impact environmentalist documentaries designed to make us pause and re-think the actions of humans. Documentaries such as […]

Webinar: The Problem with Factory Farming

The life of a laying hen

Watch our webinar all about the problem with factory farming. As a dedicated farm animal sanctuary, we have seen first-hand the effects of factory farms on animal health and well-being. While those animals lucky enough to arrive at Goodheart can live out their days in freedom and comfort, they act as ambassadors for the many […]

Goodheart 485 Fundraising Challenge!

Fundraising Ideas and Challenges

Take on our fun virtual challenge and help raise money for rescued animals! What is the 485 challenge? 485 is no random number. Here at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary in Worcestershire, we’ve rescued 485 animals since we opened our doors in 2017, including pigs, cows, horses, sheep, hens, and geese, who would otherwise have faced […]

New report sheds light on the problem with factory farming

Campaigns

“Factory farming, like comparable evils throughout history, depends for its existence upon concealment.  It depends on people either not noticing or wilfully averting their gaze.”  – Matthew Scully  The Cheaper Food Paradigm In early February 2021, Chatham House (a world-leading policy maker based in London) published a pioneering report entitled “Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss” which highlights the devastating […]

Why you should care about live animal exports

Sheep in farming

The topic of live animal exports has featured in the news a lot lately. We take a closer look at this story and what it means for the animal’s themselves. An estimated 6,400 animals were sent to Europe from the UK for slaughter in 2018 according to the Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs […]

Rescued cow Rufus and his lockdown friendship

Adopt a Rescued Cow

Meet our new arrival Rufus the cow and learn all about his heartwarming story In August 2020, we received an email from a lady named Anna with a very special request… Her son Ashwin had been living alone during lockdown while completing his final year at university, and during his daily walks had made friends with […]

How has COVID-19 affected Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries?

Adopt a Cow

The COVID-19 crisis has affected all areas of our organisation, from our fundraising activities right through to our education and outreach programmes. Animal Care Team Covid-19 has had a massive impact on our core animal care team here at Goodheart. We have had to put stringent procedures into place to ensure our essential workers stay […]

Vegan Mushroom Bolognese Recipe

Vegan mushroom bolognese recipe

This dish is rich, delicious, and plant-based too – for added feelgood factor! Published October 2020 This month, we welcome our new Marketing & Communications Assistant, Ruth, who has kindly shared her favourite autumn recipe with us on the Goodheart blog. Ruth says:  “I love this season and all the things that come with it, […]

The Latest from Goodheart

Our herd of rescued goats

Have you been wondering what we’ve been up to at the sanctuary? ​ Tree planting This year, we received 420 native tree saplings from The Woodland Trust to plant at Goodheart Farm Sanctuary.  This means that we are able to support the lives of our local wildlife, including badgers, foxes, birds and invertebrates, that make […]

Know your labels

Food labels can be helpful, but what do they really tell us? Published October 2020 Clever marketing phrases Although they may sound appealing, terms such as ‘farm fresh’, ‘locally-reared’, and ‘ high welfare’ on animal product packaging in fact mean nothing at all. For many consumers, these advertising terms paint a picture of an idyllic, […]