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.
Hunting is still rife in the UK, despite fifteen years of the hunting ban. Use our new interactive map to find out about your local hunt and get your council to ban them today.
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
National animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports is today highlighting the shocking scale of hunting with hounds still taking place across Great Britain, fifteen years after the Hunting Act came into force. Read more
Today marks the anniversary of the Hunting Act coming into force in England and Wales. Fifteen years on there are 299 hunts operating in Britain, the reality is hunting continues just as it did before the ban. Read more
County Down farmers met local councillors at an event yesterday evening to try and find a way to deal with the impact trespassing hunts and their hounds have been having on their land. Read more
Animal welfare campaigners have described today’s not guilty verdict as a hollow victory for hunting after two men associated with the Quantock Staghounds deer hunt avoided a criminal conviction at Taunton Magistrates’ Court. Read more