A BBC investigation, initiated by our two-year inquiry, has exposed an international network which breeds, sells and transports dogs to take part in dog fights around the world, including the UK.



The League’s first annual photography competition kicks off with three categories - Beautiful Birds, Marvellous Mammals and Wondrous Wildlife.



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Discover all the ways you can help animals persecuted in the name of sport


Our Sanctuaries

The League owns wildlife sanctuaries in Somerset and Devon, where animals can live free from persecution


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Key Campaigns

  • Fox Hunting

    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

    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

  • Shooting

    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

Latest News & Research

  • Fox hunting figures show the scale of the killing

    The shocking scale of fox hunting still taking place in the British countryside 14 years after the blood sport was banned has been highlighted by a new set of figures. Read more

  • Shooting under pressure in Wales

    Read the latest from our Senior Public Affairs Officer, Bethan Collins, as she gives the latest in Wales describing how the shooting industry is under increasing pressure. Read more

  • Trophy hunting is exploitation, not conservation

    Following Saturday's march for the survival of wildlife, our Regional Campaign Manager, Emily Lawrence describes the disturbing reality of trophy hunting as it happens here in the UK under our very noses. Read more

  • Calls for permanent hunting ban on National Trust land

    Animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports is calling on the National Trust to turn hunt licence suspensions into permanent bans at three of its properties. Read more