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'The Story of Boris the Bull' narrated by our patron, Martin Shaw, is now available on DVD. Click below to order free copy or CLICK HERE to view online.

Meet our rescued animals

barn Preparing food for

over 1000 animals in

our feed barn

at Frettenham

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Hillside Animal Sanctuary

Hill Top Farm,
Hall Lane, Frettenham,
Norwich, NR12 7LT UK
Tel: 01603 736 200

Welcome

 

Hillside Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1995 to help and campaign for animals in need' and most importantly, to bring public awareness to the millions of animals suffering every day in the intensive factory farming industry. Although at Hillside we have given sanctuary to 1000 horses, ponies and donkeys, most of our residents have been rescued from the
farming industry.

 

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Tonight with Trevor McDonald
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If you would like a free copy of the above programme, on DVD or Video, please request here...

To see the RSPCA's response when we report severe animal suffering on their 'monitored' Freedom Food farms, please watch 'Ducks in Despair' (below)
or click here to read our report

Ducks in Despair

 

Click here to read about further farm animal investigations

WE REPORTED FOOT AND MOUTH FARM TWO MONTHS BEFORE DISEASE WAS DETECTED in 2001 . . .

Burnside Farm at Heddon-on-the Wall was the subject of a Hillside investigation just two months before the first British case of F&M was detected there. We had received information that there were rotting carcasses amongst live pigs, piglets being eaten alive by other pigs, and sickly-looking pigs indicating the possibility of a disease being present. The Waugh brothers, who ran the farm, had previously been evicted from a pig farm by a local council where pictorial evidence also revealed pigs living in absolute squalor. On arrival at Burnside we could see what we now know may have been the contaminated swill which was being fed to the pigs. We reported our concerns to the appropriate authorities expecting them to fully investigate. The farm was inspected 22nd Dec 2000 by Trading Standards and MAFF. At the time these government officials claimed they could find no prosecutable offences and simply 'advised' the Waughs to clean up. However, soon after this farm was confirmed to be the source of the F&M outbreak, Mr Waugh was convicted of several charges, including causing unnecessary suffering to animals.
Hillside's investigation team have video evidence to prove that time and time again all species of farm animals are routinely left to suffer injury, illness and disease without any care or veterinary treatment. Can we really be surprised that such a serious disease was overlooked when finding sick animals in the intensive factory farming industry is so commonplace?

During Christmas, the village where I live, was resounding with the sound of cows bellowing out for their calves. People went about their business seemingly oblivious to the dreadful mental torture those animals were going through. Even Christmas Day churchgoers, in full earshot of the desperate calling, just turned the other cheek. If it had been a human mother who had been so ruthlessly separated from her baby and been in such distress the whole village would have turned out, trying to help.
The cows’ offspring had been deliberately taken away, leaving them suffering the same anguish that any human mother would. I find it hard to believe that people can be so callous to another living creature. The cows that I could only listen to and sympathise with over Christmas were in this state in order to supply humans with beef. Dairy cows suffer the same horrific mental torture when their calves are taken away, and often killed, so that humans can drink the milk intended for their offspring. Wendy Valentine Click to listen

caring and campaigning for aminals in need

 

Sir David Attenborough, who has become a patron of the Optimum Population Trust, the leading think tank in the UK concerned with the impact of population growth on the environment, said: “I’ve seen wildlife under mounting human pressure all over the world and it’s not just from human economy or technology - behind every threat is the frightening explosion in human numbers.

 

 


Gift a Bale of Hay for Christmas and get the certificate sent by email. Or send a Christmas e-Card!

Please donate towards our Abandoned Animals Appeal

Come to our Open Day at Frettenham on September 7th (1-5pm) and meet our rescued animals!

JULY 2014 - 39 Horses and Ponies abandoned on Manmoel Common arrive safely at Hiilside...

Events in aid of Hillside...

Lots of Rescued Animals arrive at Hillside...

Stray Horse Rescue Appeal...

Visit us on Open Days from Sunday 6th April at Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, West Runton.

Evicted animals from Rainbow Ark arrive safely at Hillside...

Please help with our Carrot Appeal

See Hillside's latest Farm Animal Investigation on an RSPCA Freedom Food Farm

Hillside Expose More Farm Animal Suffering in 2013

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Please sign Hillside's Horse Slaughterhouse Petition...

An unusual present idea for Friends and Family...  'Gift a Bale of Hay'

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Horse Slaughterhouse Petition

Monday 24th Sept

See Hillside's latest farm animal investigation HERE....

Rescued - a family herd of Shetland Ponies...

Ten rescued Shires arrive at Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary...

ITV Anglia Tonight report on Hillside's case against Bernard Matthews

Hillside Launches Legal Proceedings Against Bernard Matthews...

Hillside to help Romanian Dogs...

Hillside Online Charity Shop...

Playtime at Hillside...

Evicted animals arrive at Hillside...

Oct 2011 Hillside take in 37 horses & ponies also cows, sheep & goats evicted from Devon sanctuary...

Oct 2011
Hillside help injured ponies...

Please sign here to protest, and help stop, the cruel export of live farm animals from British shores...

See Hillside footage referred to in THE PEOPLE article here...

Sunday 18th Sept
See Hillside's latest farm animal investigation HERE...

Events in aid of Hillside...

Rescued Dog Kennel Appeal

Watch a short Film Cow & Calf Rescue

Tragedy at local Sanctuary...

Donate your old car to Hillside...

Cruelty-free Toiletries, Lotions & Potions are now available from Hillside...

Easy 'Animal Friendly' cake recipes...

Rescued ewegives birth to three lambs...

Ways to help Hillside's Animals

10th February...
75 rescued sheep arrive at the Sanctuary...

8th February...
Our Farm Animal Investigation on Sky & C5 TODAY...

Sponsor a Rescued Dog...

Who lives at Hillside ...

We rescue seven donkeys...

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PUPPY RESCUE

See Hillside's new Sweatshirt...

See Sugar's recovery...A recent Hillside farm animal investigation...

See our animals in the recent snow...

Winter 2009 Highland Cow Rescue Appeal...

9th Nov 2009
Hillside help C5 to expose puppy farming in Wales. Click to see programme...

August 2009
See a short film made by a visitor to our Sanctuary
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Lizzie's Appeal

Jackie and her dog,Tippy Toes, from 'Britain's Got Talent' coming to Hillside...

July 2009
Watch a short film of our adoption sheep, Starlight - her rescue, being shorn and with her friends in the Sanctuary ...

July 2009
See Star, a talented pony who came into our care Feb 2008 ...

July 2009
Click here to see our latest rescued piglet ...


March 2009

Safe in the Sanctuary - Floss, the runaway Highland cow, arrives at Hillside...

January 2009
Hillside film conditions at Bernard Matthews' in the weeks before a bird flu outbreak there in Feb 2009...

18th Feb 2009
Channel 5 show our disturbing footage of birds on an RSPCA 'monitored' turkey farm. View here...

17 July 2008
Foal born to rescued donkey mare. View Here

23rd June 2008
Channel 5 and Sky News show our farm animal investigation footage.
Our evidence exposes yet another RSPCA Freedom Food Scheme monitored farm, keeping ‘free-range’ hens in appalling conditions.

View here . . .

March 16th 2008
Open Days begin at our new farm at West Runton on the North Norfolk coast . . . click for information

Donkey rescued from France
20th Dec 07

Five rescued donkeys who were destined for the slaughterhouse, arrive from France. Click to see pictures . . .

6th August 2007Bio-security farce Despite the recent FMD outbreak, we have been able to film rotting pig carcasses, heaving with maggots, just a few feet from the public highway. Defra may put a ban on the movement of farm animals but how can they prevent flies, which can easily travel two miles, from spreading the disease? Click here to view

June 14th 2007
We film ANOTHER Bernard Matthews' worker kicking turkeys.
Click to view
Kicking turkeys at Bernard Matthews

June 2007 ITV1's 'Tonight with Trevor McDonald' showed our investigation footage which exposed conditions on a free-range, organic poultry farm. Click to request free copy

May 2007
BBC1's 'Whistleblower' featured a Hillsideinvestigation which exposed serious bio-security lapses in the poultry industry.

March 2007 - ITV1's 'Tonight with Trevor Mcdonald' featured Hillside footage taken on four farms, three of which reared animals under the RSPCA's monitored Freedom Food Scheme! Click to request free copy

Sept 7th 2006 - following the investigation below, two Bernard Matthew workers have been sentenced. Click for report ...

April 06 - Daily Mirror and Daily Mail reported another Hillside investigation - we filmed turkeys being sadistically beaten at Bernard Matthews!

Bernard Matthews video
Click here to view...To see further footage showing the conditions in which Bernard Matthew's turkeys were being kept, click here...(April 06) Lamb born in slaughterhouse arrives at Hillside more...lamb and ewe

16th March Norfolk Farmers sentenced for ill-treating animals following Hillside investigation...

Sky News (Jan 06) Hillside investigation footage was broadcast exposing the appalling conditions that ducks being produced for M&S, Morrisons and Iceland are kept in! Click here to view Sky News clip.

Channel Four's Dispatches (Dec 05) featured Hillside's investigation footage in their programme 'What's Really in Your Christmas Dinner?'

BBC1's 'Inside Out' (Oct 05) was based on Hillside's video 'Pigs in Purgatory'. We had filmed this redtractor accreditated farm, for 18 months and despite it being reported 4 times to DEFRA, conditions didn't improve! Click Here to view 'Pigs in Purgatory' .

C4 'Dispatches' highlights farm animal cruelty - Supermarket Secrets (Aug 05) featured Hillside footage of RSPCA 'monitored' Freedom Food farm. If you would like to view these programmes just

Click here to request a FREE video or DVD.

We have exposed THREE illegal slaughterhouses resulting in prison sentences.

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