UK Sanctuary Threatened

Actress Joanna Lumley has joined national efforts to save a British farm sanctuary from eviction.


British actress Joanna Lumley, best known for starring in cult-comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has joined a national campaign to save the oldest farm sanctuary in Britain. The Farm Animal Sanctuary is facing eviction after 14 years, leaving the fate of the 635 animals who currently reside there unknown. Fearing the possibility of euthanasia and the adverse effects displacement could have on the animals, Lumley, a longtime patron of the sanctuary, states, “This is a body blow that has left us all reeling … I appeal to the good nature of the owner of the farm to show compassion and reverse the decision to evict [founder Janet Taylor], her loyal workers, and the animals they care for with such devotion.”

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