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Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary Pig Rescue

Happy Anniversary Hope!

We can’t believe it’s been a whole year since – with your help – we rescued Hope and her piglets from slaughter. They are happily settled in their forever home at Dean Farm Trust. Hope’s movie stardom has not gone to her head! 

Hope Movie Star!

Hope's story made it to the big screen and this advert was seen by millions of people ahead of the year's biggest blockbusters! She also has her very own website comparing her life with the life of factory farmed pigs and promoting veganism to the masses. Go Hope!

Dotty's piglets named!


Thank you to all your entries and the winners will be contacted soon.

Viva! founder & director, Juliet Gellatley meets Dotty's new piglets!

Viva! founder & director, Juliet Gellatley, caught up with Dotty - just before she gave birth!

Adopt and save animals with Viva!

‘If I hadn’t been rescued, I would have never experienced the growing love of my mother, the feel of the grass beneath my trotters or how good a belly rub feels.’

Tom would have already been more than half way through his short life and in just two months he would have been killed for meat.

Your adoption would ensure that Tom can continue to live with his family and without fear. You would directly help Dean Farm Sanctuary provide for Tom and ensure his forever home truly is forever. Make Tom a part of your family by adopting him here: (you can also adopt Hope Apple Blossom and her other piglets, too!)

On the move!

Hope and her piglets are on the move to their new, specially built outdoor home on the sanctuary. Caution: piglet belly rubs ahead! ...

We rescued Dotty!

We did it thanks to you! Dotty the sow is now safe in her forever home in the beautiful Welsh countryside at Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary after being rescued with Viva!. Watch her rescue below ...

Find out more about the rescue. Although Dotty is now safe, we still need help caring for her and all the other animals at the sanctuary and to help us save even more pigs through Viva!'s hard hitting campaigns. If you haven't already, please donate today!

Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary have also rescued a sow and her six piglets from a pig farm going out of business. We are so delighted that we can offer them a life together in the beautiful Welsh countryside! Not only that, these pig ambassadors will help us educate people about the horrors of factory farming by juxtaposing their new lives with our shocking footage from Britain's factory farms. 

Do piglets like belly rubs? They sure do!

Watch Hope Apple Blossom and her piglets explore their forever home for the first time!

Watch the rescue below:

"When I was doing the filming for the Face Off campaign, I saw so much cruelty and neglect. One of the overriding feelings I came away with was that I felt terrible that I couldn't rescue them all. But I was determined to find a way of rescuing at least some pigs. I hope this mother and her babies can represent the millions of their brothers and sisters that are still on factory farms. Hopefully through seeing them, and how wonderful they are, people will give up meat. Because, of course, the only way to truly rescue animals is to stop eating them." Juliet Gellatley, Founder & Director, Viva!

Watch how they settled in one week after the rescue. Click here!


Whilst this Mum and her piglets are safe, most pigs in Britain are still factory farmed and sent to slaughter. Will you Face Off the British pig industry with Viva!?

The best thing you can do to end the suffering of animals is to simply stop eating them. Has this story touched you? Make the change try vegan with our FREE 30 Day Vegan!

Please help us save more animals and end factory farming. We can't do more without your support! Please donate today.

Find out about more about Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary.