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.



Up to 10,000 foxes are killed every year in the name of ‘cub hunting’.
These heinous crimes must not go unpunished.
Find out how you can help protect our cubs.



Author: Phillip Bicknell

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


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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

  • League Against Cruel Sports welcomes the Queen’s Speech

    The League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed proposals in the Queen’s Speech to promote and protect the welfare of animals. Read more

  • An English Campaigner in Paris

    While the League Against Cruel Sports focuses on ending hunting with dogs in the UK, it’s important to remember that the campaign to end hunting with dogs is a global issue. Read the latest blog from our Head of Campaigns, Nick Weston as he supported One Voice in Paris at their recent an anti-hunting rally! Read more

  • Campaigning against cruelty

    Recently we were joined by supporters at our Baronsdown Wildlife Sanctuary in Somerset for a workshop to match that passion with campaigning skills. Find out how it went in the latest blog from our Regional Campaigns manager, Jac Freeman! Read more

  • Deer spotting at Baronsdown

    The League’s Deputy Director of Policy, Campaigns and Communications, Emma Judd, recently visited our Baronsdown sanctuary to see for herself what life is like for those that call the land their home Read more