For almost twenty years, Wendy Valentine's name has been synonymous with care and concern for horses. In 1995, Wendy formed Hillside Animal Sanctuary on witnessing the plight of the battery hen and has since helped and campaigned for animals in need, particularly those who are so routinely abused in the factory farming industry.
Hillside is now home to over 2000 animals and is one of the UK's most successful campaigning organisations for the animals' cause. We have always known that one of the main reasons animals are left to suffer in factory farms is because the general public have little or no idea about the cruelty involved in their food production.
In 1999 Hillside set up its own investigation team to look into allegations of animal abuse and to gain evidence of the appalling standards of welfare in factory farming. We work regularly with national press, radio and TV and have created a great deal of awareness amongst the general public.
If you want to visit the animals at Hillside, why not come along to one of our open days