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
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Two men were convicted today at Leicester Crown Court of seriously assaulting two League Against Cruel Sports professional investigators who were attacked whilst monitoring a fox hunt on behalf of the animal welfare charity.
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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.
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
My heart still races when I see fox cubs emerging from an earth, badger cubs outside a sett, or a young deer curled up in the undergrowth. A chance encounter with one of their parents during a quiet walk through the woods can be equally rewarding. Read more
When hunting laws came in, bloodsports enthusiasts were quick to claim how easy it would be for hunts to ‘accidentally’ break the law and chase and kill animals. Our Head of Campaigns sheds light on some of their other dubious claims. Read more
The League Scotland and OneKind have released further evidence of horrific practices on Scotland’s grouse moors. This follows the recent exposé of mountain hare slaughter in the Highlands. Read more
The League Against Cruel Sports has reacted to the announcement by West Mercia Police that five people are to be charged with animal cruelty offences after footage appeared to show live fox cubs being taken into a kennel of hunting hounds in Herefordshire. Read more