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Countryside rejects hunting in favour of observing nature

New polling of rural residents in England and Wales shows ‘countryside values’ are based on respect for nature – not killing for sport.


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Author: Chris Pitt - Deputy Director of Campaigns

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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

  • Working for change

    The past year – including this Boxing Day – has seen some positive developments in the campaign to end the killing of animals by hunts. These steps on the road to change can show how the variety of work done by the League and others in the anti-hunt movement can really add up to success. Read more

  • Simply Complicated

    Robbie Marsland - the Director of the League Scotland has written an informative blog updating us on the current fox hunting legislation following the announcement on the future of fox hunting in Scotland. Read here to see his views on this. Read more

  • Greene King urged to ban fox hunt meets

    Greene King is facing calls to roll out a nationwide ban on hunts meeting at its pubs amid new reports hunts are still chasing and killing British wildlife. Read more

  • Charity offers cautious welcome to Scottish Government’s announcement on fox hunting legislation

    A leading animal welfare charity has given a cautious welcome to today’s (Wednesday) announcement from the Scottish Government on its intentions to bring forward a Bill to strengthen current fox hunting legislation. Read more