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.
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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
Blur drummer Dave Rowntree joined forces with fellow councillor Mike Smith-Clare yesterday in a bid to persuade Norfolk County Council to consider stopping hunts from using its land. Read more
A Somerset huntsman is appearing at Taunton Magistrates on Tuesday, January 21 accused of hunting a fox with a pack of hounds. Read more
New Year, new hope for the wildlife at our sanctuaries? Read the latest blog from Paul Tillsley, Head of Conservation and Education at the League. Read more
New footage has been released today (Thursday) by a leading animal welfare charity showing a pack of hounds on the scent of an exhausted fox. Read more