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
There are 299 hunts still active in the UK despite the ban. Our interactive map shows you who they are, where they are and helps you contact your local council asking for a ban.TAKE ACTION
Shooting is killing our countryside.Does this sound like a fair game?
Discover all the ways you can help animals persecuted in the name of sport
The League owns wildlife sanctuaries in Somerset and Devon, where animals can live free from persecution
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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
Our grassroots presence in Britain is at its highest point in the 15 years since the Hunting Act. Earlier this month, that presence grew with the first meeting of our newest supporter group in South Wales. Read more
Jac Freeman, Regional Campaigns Manager at the League, spent the day with League investigators and the League's Conservation and Education Officer, Graham Floyd as they set out to protect our wildlife sanctuaries from stag hunters. Read more
Campaigners on Cheltenham High Street today called for improvements in racehorse welfare and highlighted the animal cruelty and deaths associated with horse racing and the Cheltenham Festival. Read more
The League Against Cruel Sports has issued a statement following the tragic death of Copper Gone West today during the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Read more