Alison debates the UK’s last remaining lion tamer

Published April 2020 Did you catch us on LADbible? Recently, our Project Director, Alison, took part in their new feature: Agree to Disagree. In this series, two people who hold very different views enjoy a drink together while debating a series of thought-provoking questions. The topic of this particular episode was an issue very close […]

Lucky sheep rescued twice

All of the animals here at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary are lucky to have a safe forever home, but our new arrivals are even luckier than most. Most farmed animals face dire fates, but for some, a kind person steps in to give them a chance at life. For our 11 new arrivals, that’s exactly […]

Salt gives birth to piglets

Salt the pig arrived at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary at the start of summer 2019. Along with pals Peppa and Denzel, she’d been rescued by the RSPCA following a neglect case. The trio had been living in pitiful conditions and – as Salt and Peppa (both females) had been left to live with Denzel (an […]

Floppy the hen gets a fighting chance

During a routine check, we noticed Floppy the hen had a swollen abdomen. This was quickly found to be peritonitis – a condition where egg yolk isn’t laid but instead becomes infected inside the hen. Sadly, egg peritonitis is very common in laying hens, and is a serious condition which can often be fatal. We wanted to […]

Charlie and Dougall join the flock

Published August 2019 Remember Charlie and Dougall- the tiny, fragile lambs? Well, they’ve soon grown into strapping young men!​ When they first arrived, Charlie and Dougall were so young and frail that we weren’t sure they’d pull through. Thankfully, the care and attention of the Sanctuary team saw them gain strength and confidence every day.  […]

The dark side of dairy

Did you catch the BBC’s Dark Side of Dairy documentary? This weekend, a BBC News exposé on the dairy industry caused something of a stir. The feature was based on The Dark Side of Dairy, a documentary by BBC Scotland which aired earlier in the week. The second episode in the series Disclosure, the documentary […]