Foxes use 28 different vocal calls to communicate, and often form a pair that lasts for life. Foxes wag their tails to greet family members - just like dogs. More fox facts here! Read more
Hares live above ground in nests, not underground like rabbits. They can reach speeds of up to 56km per hour, but that didn't stop one losing a race to a tortoise... More fun hare facts here! Read more
Did you know pheasants can reach 89cm in length? And partridges don't live in pear trees? Find out more here! Read more
There are 217 registered breeds of dogs - the most widely abundant omnivore on the planet. A dog's sense of smell is 40 times as sensitive as humans. More fun dog facts here! Read more
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Hunting was banned in England and Wales in 2004, but the law has never been properly enforced, and attempts to weaken or repeal it continue. The hunting law in Scotland is weak, and hunting is still legal in Northern Ireland. Read more
Dog fighting as a ‘sport’ was banned in 1835, as even then it was considered barbaric. But this horrific form of dog abuse continues.
It's time to take a stand against dog fighting. Read more
100,000 birds are shot every day in the UK during the shooting season. Commercial shooting in the UK is a cynical industry which exploits loopholes in animal welfare laws, puts our landscape at risk and exaggerates any financial benefit to the economy. Read more
The BBC has sparked outrage among animal lovers after this evening’s episode of ‘Inside Out’ saw a stag hunted down by hounds and shot. Claims that the hunt 'take part in research’ slammed by ex-head of National Wildlife Crime Unit Read more
As a hunt is shown on the BBC chasing and killing a stag in the name of 'research', the League asks if it is time for the law to be changed. Read more
As Deer Rutting season comes to a close, Paul Tillsley, our Head of Conservation and Education at the League describes the wonderful array of wildlife on the League's Baronsdown Sanctuary and what the month of October brought. Read more
The National Trust has cancelled its controversial hunting license for the Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, just days before a hare hunt was scheduled to hold its first meet. Read more