Featured Charity / Campaign of the Month
FRIEND Animal Sanctuary
from each sale of this box was donated to
FRIEND Animal Sanctuary.
This month we will be supporting FRIEND, who are a farm animal sanctuary with nearly 200 animals. The animals find their way to the sanctuary through being unwanted, abused, neglected or abandoned. The sanctuary offers a free roaming (as far as possible and safe) home to chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, cows, goats, sheep and an alpaca on a 10 acre site nestled in between the orchards and hop farms of rural Kent. The 30+ pigs live in their own paddock with wallows. FRIEND was established in 1994, when its founder Marion bought a disabled lamb at a livestock market. She then decided all animals that came would have a life of peaceful existence for the rest of their days. Today FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary is run with a vegan philosophy of education about animal welfare and the need for a world of compassion to all its inhabitants, fauna and flora alike. As well as educating visitors about the animals, they are working to make the sanctuary an example of ecological sustainability, for example planting native trees and growing food as part of a permaculture design. Financial donations are spent on food, bedding, essential equipment and veterinary bills. They are a no kill sanctuary who rehome a small amount of companion animals but most of the animals that live there stay with them until the day they die.