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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

  • Culling or trophy hunting? Woburn's excuse doesn't add up

    Woburn Abbey Deer Park should be ‘asked tough questions’ surrounding the killing of their deer by trophy hunters, claims animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports. Read more

  • A licence to kill? Hunting on National Trust land

    The last thing our precious wildlife needs is another season living in danger of being chased and killed by hunts. Yet the National Trust continues to put wildlife at risk as it licences hunting for another year and fails to take members’ concerns seriously enough. Read more

  • Burnt, drained and persecuted: Yorkshire Water grouse moors exposed

    Widespread environmental damage has been inflicted on internationally-important moorland leased by Yorkshire Water for grouse shooting, with campaigners warning this is set to increase with the burning season now getting underway. Read more

  • Why don’t hunters change to drag or clean boot hunting?

    Why is it that so many hunters insist on chasing foxes instead of switching to a non-lethal alternative? Nick Weston, our Head of Campaigns, explains what clean boot, or blood hound hunting and drag hunting is. Why it is a non-lethal form of hunting and how it is most definitely NOT to be confused with ‘trail’ hunting. Read more