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
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 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
Read our latest blog as Jac Freeman our Regional Campaigns Manager, describes the reality of the greyhound industry and scenes as the League and Stop Swindon Greyhound Racing joined forces in protest against greyhound racing. Read more
A university which allows pheasant shooting on its grounds is being urged to stop the practice by League Against Cruel Sports. Read more