An organisation with good ideas and an aim to preserve rare breeds, we hear from ‘Saving Rare Breeds’ to learn a little about what they do and what their values are-look on their website for more details.
‘We rescue and provide sanctuary for farm animals in need. We’re passionate about animal welfare, and operate a no-slaughter policy. That means we produce fleece and eggs from our rescue animals – and vegetables from our market garden – but not meat. We believe in farming with nature, not against it. We’re working towards organic certification, and conserve and promote wildlife within a farming context.
We encourage the use of native UK livestock breeds – and think rare breeds have something particularly special to offer. We work to raise awareness of all these things, and to educate children about farming, nature and where their food comes from. We run courses (on everything from livestock management to bee-keeping), and receive school group visits. We believe that all this amounts to farming as it should be: High welfare food production, working in tune with nature, and keeping it as local and as natural as possible.
However, we’re a small, independent charity, and we need your help. We receive no government or lottery funding, so we rely on donations from people like you. Our supporters allow us to rescue more animals, create wildlife-friendly farming habitats, and educate the next generation.’
Find out more by visiting our website www.savingrarebreeds.org