The League visited Madrid to meet members of the culture committee to discuss the Proposed Legislative Initiative, which, if passed would protect the cruel practice of bullfighting.
In April, the League had a stall at the Scottish Labour Conference. This is what we got up to...
This week the League Against Cruel Sports took its campaign against snaring into parliament with the official launch of our manifesto and on-line petition to end snaring in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The last review of snaring in Scotland led to the government placing more restrictions on the use of snares. But a recent case shows that only an outright ban is enough.
The League’s Symposium on the Shooting Industry and Firearm Licensing, Gunning For Change, was a great success.
As we countdown to the League’s Shooting Symposium, which is happening at Central Hall Westminster in London this Thursday 25th April, we set the plan for the day and what happens afterwards.
On Tuesday 12th February 2013, the Spanish House of Representatives, backed by the pro bullfighting lobby, approved the passage of a legislative proposal, to consider protecting bullfighting as an intangible cultural heritage. In a 180-40 vote, the Parliament, where the governing conservative Popular Party (PP) has a majority, backed a petition signed by 590,000 people.
The League recently attended SNP Spring Conference. Here's what we got up to...
A year on from the deaths of the horses Synchronised and According to Pete at the Aintree Grand National 2012 and sadly, once again, profits and entertainment look to be taking precedence over animal welfare.
As many of you will know, a large amount of illegal hunting goes on in Malta, both during and outside of the permitted hunting periods. Sadly, the Maltese killing season will soon be upon us again..
Raptor poisoning in Scotland has been reduced - but are birds of prey being targeted in different ways?
We have seen a 300% increase in badger persecution during December 2012 and it seems to be down to fox hunters.
The League looks at a recent sporting rights controversy in Scotland
N. Ireland is the only region of the UK in which hunting with hounds is still a legal act of cruelty. Why are politicians not addressing this issue?
The League is asking its supporters to help us protect animals in Scotland from air gun injuries.
The League Against Cruel Sports was delighted to attend, and have a stall, at the annual Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) seminar at Kew Gardens last Wednesday.
PAW is a DEFRA mul...
Last week Chris Williamson, Member of Parliament for Derby North and a trustee of the League, held an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons on policing violence at hunts. You can watch the debate...
This is a very dangerous time. All this will go on behind closed doors. In the corridors, tearooms and bars of the House of Commons, MP’s will be nobbled by the pro-hunt lobby.
The end of the pheasant season brings the killing of these birds for sport to an end - for now...
This month, however there is good news from Zambia, with the announcement that the country has banned the hunting of lions and other endangered wild cats, such as leopards, because of the rapid decline in their numbers.
National Wildlife Crime Unit secures funding for a further year.
Last year ended with hunting, and the League’s campaign to protect the Hunting Act, dominating the news. From the Heythrop Hunt prosecution just before Christmas, to the announcement on Boxing D...
Owen Patterson is a blood sports enthusiast who wants to repeal the Hunting Act so his friends can rampage around the country ripping our wildlife to shreds with their packs of hounds.
He knows the m...
Some great news for animal lovers from across the Atlantic Ocean. Costa Rica has become the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, after a unanimous and final vote from its Congress earlier this week.
Politics has changed in Britain. The traditional distinction between left and right has been overtaken by a new wave of diverse independent thinkers and pressure groups. As membership of political par...
Sir David Attenborough shows his support for the badger cull campaign by appearing in a new christmas music video.
If you had to decide, then what would you set as a minimum age limit for those wishing to buy magazines which promote firearms and air weapons?
This debate has been sparked again by the recent...
The League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed the news from the Welsh Government that over 1,400 badgers have already been vaccinated against bovine TB in parts of west Wales, known as an Intensive Act...
The media are reporting today on the first direct evidence of a link between the transmission of Bovine TB between badgers and cattle, following a report published in the medical journal PloS Pathogens, which was supported by health charity, the Wellcome Trust and various scientists.
Last week, the League Against Cruel Sports took its campaigns to Westminster, holding a series of meetings with half a dozen Members of Parliament from both the Conservative and Labour Party.
The Scottish Government have announced that the new snaring legislation will come into force as of today. The changes now in effect mean that all snare operators must be trained and then registered, a...
Today is an important day in politics, with the election of 41 Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales.
Yet another gruesome fire bull festival takes place in Spain as they continue to request its protection under UNESCO
We have been flooded with emails lately about the plight of the Galgo dogs in Spain. The Spanish greyhound, or Galgo is one of the most persecuted of all dog breeds.
Thursday 15th November will see the first ever Police and Crime Commissioners election take place, where approximately three hundred and fifty candidates compete for the forty-one posts available.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved with helping us fight against the badger cull so far. This is a campaign that plays close to my heart so I feel privileged to have been a part of the developments which led us to last week’s majority vote in the House of Commons against the badger cull
The League's visit to the West Midlands Vegan Festival
The League Against Cruel Sports has just spent an amazingly successful few days in Parliament, which culminated in a decisive vote in the House of Commons on Thursday evening (25th October) to abandon...
The intense public debate around the badger cull returned to Parliament again yesterday, when, after a very well attended meeting, the Backbench Business Committee of MPs agreed to a six hour House of...
Team Badger yesterday brought the anti badger cull debate to Parliament. Brian May and Bill Oddie, along with the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA, IFAW and other parties, made the case against the cull to around 30 Members of Parliament.
The League Against Cruel Sports has rounded off an extremely successful conference season in Birmingham with the Conservative Party.
We’ve had many calls already this year from concerned League supporters asking who we recommend they vote for in this year’s National Trust Council Elections.
The League were shocked but sadly not surprised by the deaths at April’s Grand National race earlier this year. Unfortunately the outcome of the official inquiry has left us feeling equally depressed.
The French Constitutional Council has recently upheld the right to host bullfights in some parts of France where bullfighting is classed as part of the region’s cultural heritage.
The League Against Cruel Sports has just completed a second successful week of the political party conference season, this time in Manchester with the Labour Party.
The League’s 7th Annual Isle of Wight Wildlife day really went down a storm this year. I’m trailing though some of the ‘post’ press this end which I’m happy to report is all really positive.
The League Against Cruel Sports has just returned from a successful trip to the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton. We visited a number of important fringe events, starting with the always popular RSPCA beer and curry night.
As an ex police detective I have worked alongside sex offenders, prosecuted armed robbers and interviewed murderers yet over a year into my role gathering intelligence on wildlife criminals I am still amazed at their treatment of other living creatures. The recent prosecution of the Meynall and South Staffordshire Hunt has reminded me what humans are capable of.
On Tuesday (11h September) afternoon, Team Badger consisting of the League Against Cruel Sports, Save Me, the RSPCA, Humane Society International (HSI), and a host of local campaign groups, held a national rally against the badger cull in Bristol.
Greyhound racing in the UK has undergone somewhat of a face lift in recent years.