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
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
Animals are being killed in the UK countryside and those responsible are getting away with it.Sign our petition to stop the killing of animals by hunts.
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Animals are hurt illegally in the name of sport and we want to hear about it. You can report wildlife crime and dog fighting through our confidential Animal Crimewatch service.
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.
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
Two cases involving foxes being pursued by a pack of hounds have revealed not guilty verdicts this week, renewing calls for urgent strengthening of the Hunting Act. Read more
As the Cheltenham Festival concludes today, the League comments on the horses that have lost their lives in this year’s racing event. Read more
Shocking new figures reveal thousands of greyhounds are being injured and killed every year in the racing industry. Read more
An appeal for more information has been launched after three dead dogs suspected to be the victims of dog fighting were found dumped by a roadside in Bedfordshire. Read more