So, let’s dream a little.

Imagine a world where all pigs, just like Carol and her babies, can wallow in the mud to keep cool, sleep in straw filled barns with their best buddies and only know kindness. A world where they are valued for who they are, not what they can produce.

But did you know we don’t have to dream to make this possible? The answer lies quite simply in a Kind Christmas for all. So come on, let’s make this Christmas one to truly celebrate!
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Hello Carol

‘Twas a cold and rainy Christmas night when doting mother Carol gave birth to seven little piglets. Facing the most inhospitable of circumstances, she and her three surviving babies soon found kindness and a warm straw bed, a place where they were cherished and seen as the quirky individuals they are. It could have been very different.
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Meet Carol’s friends

Ballerina - Kind Christmas

Howdy Ballerina

As Christmas approached, ten baby turkeys were left at the front gate of Edgar’s Mission, and were given a second chance at a life truly worth living.
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Hello Hakuna Matata

Found cold, hungry and all alone as a newborn lamb, Hakuna Matata owes his life to the kind young child who found him and brought him to sanctuary.
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Kind Christmas

Greetings Ingrid

When this inquisitive girl tore a tendon in her leg as a result of her rapid growth, her carers went above and beyond to ensure she made a full recovery.
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Why a Kind Christmas?

Because all animals deserve to live free from harm, regardless of the way they look.

It’s so easy to put a leg of ham or lamb, or a chicken or turkey into your trolley and keep on rolling to the counter without a second thought. But behind every product you buy, there’s a story.

Christmas is a festive time shared with loved ones, often including the family dog or cat in the celebrations. But sadly, animals with the same capacity to feel are excluded from this show of love. And worse than that, they suffer immensely for it.

Each year, more and more research reveals the extent of cognitive abilities and emotional complexities of farmed animals, which is far more sophisticated than previously thought.

All animals experience emotions and, we believe, dream of a long life filled with kindness. They simply cannot save themselves.

The most powerful force for change is you, and the simple choices you make every day.
Pledge to have a Kind Christmas today

Recipes for a Kind Christmas

For the full recipe e-book featuring delicious mains, sides and desserts, make the Kind Christmas pledge here.

Kind Giving Guide

Want to give gifts that do not use or test on animals? Here are some ideas:

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