Calves from ‘Meat The Family’ given a home for life at Deans Farm Trust

Read Time:   |  24th January 2020

Buttercup and Clover have been given a new life at South Wales-based animal sanctuary Deans Farm Trust.

Channel 4 recently aired a controversial new series, Meat The Family, which confronted “the reality of an animal’s journey from field to plate” by featuring three meat-loving families who were asked to adopt an animal for three weeks before sending it to slaughter if they refuse to stop consuming meat at the end of the experiment.

Four families took part, raising broiler hens, pigs, lambs and calves, before having to decide whether to send them to slaughter, or send them to live the rest of their lives safe at a sanctuary and go vegetarian.

Thankfully, two of the calves who were featured on the show, Tomos and Bedwyr, who lived with couple Steffan and Nicky and their children for three weeks in their garden in Barry, were spared from slaughter and given a new life at South Wales-based animal sanctuary Deans Farm Trust.

The sanctuary has not only given the calves, who were born as a by-product of the dairy industry, a new life, but has also given them new names too!

After running a naming competition on their social media channels, Buttercup and Clover were the clear winners.

According to the sanctuary: “The family have kept in touch and have visited Buttercup and Clover several times since filming ended. We are so grateful to them for giving us our boys and starting off our happy herd of 12 calves.”

If you would like to make a donation to help Deans Trust Farm continue to give a sanctuary to ill-treated and abused animals you can do so here: www.deanfarmtrust.org.uk/donate.

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