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
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.
Our courageous undercover investigators, together with the BBC, have exposed the cruel world of dogfighting.
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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
New figures show the scale of hunting with hounds across the UK.
Hundreds of cases of illegal hunting and the killing of British wildlife by fox, deer, and hare hunts have been reported to a leading animal welfare charity since the beginning of November. Read more
Following the major dog fighting BBC report which was triggered after an earlier investigation by the League Against Cruel Sports, Andy Knott, CEO recognises the courageous work of dedicated staff at the League and the BBC. Read more
Major BBC expose reveals how dogs are being sold and shipped across the world – including to the UK – to take part in dog fighting Read more
An animal welfare charity is calling for hunts in Somerset to cease hunting in the face of the equine flu crisis, which has led to a shutdown of horse racing. Read more