Bees are brilliant

Bumblebees do well on the League’s wildlife sanctuaries because we don’t use chemical pesticides and herbicides that kill the bees and the wild flowers they depend on.Read more

Election ‘May’ be crucial for Hunting Act

The upcoming snap election could prove to be the most significant ever for the Hunting Act.Read more

A call of nature

A Roe buck has taken up residence in the Baronsdown woods. Shy and solitary by nature, it is always a pleasure to have a chance encounter with a buck, a doe or a kid on one of the League’s sanctuaries.Read more

Badgers in the Brexit week

Since the badger cull began in England in 2012 many experts have had a say about whether this is a good idea, and most of them agree that it is not.Read more

Real sport to replace cruel sport at Wimbledon

Does the closure of London’s last remaining greyhound track this weekend signal that the cruel and outdated racing industry is finally on its last legs?Read more

’Keep up the good work’, Scottish First Minister tells League

Over the last few weeks, the League Scotland have been speaking to MPs and MSPs at Scottish party conferences, with some encouraging results.Read more

A helping hand for wildlife

We are fortunate that Hazel Dormice are thriving on the League’s wildlife sanctuaries and hopefully when they come out of hibernation in May some will make use of their new homes.Read more

Defra’s Response To Hunt bTB Outbreak Will Be Telling

For the sake of the Kimblewick Hounds, the farming industry and public health, we need a full inquiry into Defra’s actions in order to clarify these issues.Read more

Gerald Kaufman – the quiet man who roared for animals

Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP, died earlier this year. Not everyone knows he played a significant role in ensuring the Hunting Act 2004 passed into lawRead more

Defra can’t turn deaf ear to calls for bTB hunt shutdown

The League Against Cruel Sports is calling on Defra to suspend all hunting until bTB is under control. If you’ve got any interest in the countryside, farming, badgers or dogs, I’d suggest you drop them a line too. Before it’s too late.Read more

Bovine TB outbreak in hunt hounds – a vet’s perspective

All hunting with hounds should cease immediately in the cull zones and high-risk TB areas, and that a consideration be given to a nationwide ban in England, where bovine TB is spiralling out of control in the West.Read more

Working on a dream this World Wildlife Day

Our opponents: “We know what you stand against, but what do you stand for?” This World Wildlife Day it’s time to explore the answer to that question.Read more

Apparently Eight Out Of 10 People In The UK Are Animal Rights Extremists

The British people value and treasure wildlife, they want to see it protected. We will keep working towards that, regardless of what gets thrown at us.Read more

Hedgerows and Hedge-pigs

Just as we thought spring was here, nature threw us a curveball and the League’s Baronsdown wildlife sanctuary was covered by a blanket of snow.Read more

Animal Abusers get reprieve as anonymous MP ‘objects’ to progress

We were disappointed that bills to increase sentencing for dog fighting and animal cruelty were denied a chance to progress. But we are more determined than ever to get justice for abused animals.Read more

Pre-World War I Animal Cruelty Sentencing Needs Urgent Review

106 years ago, Parliament enacted the Protection of Animals Act, which banned various forms of cruelty to animals. In the time since, a lot has happened: two World Wars, women’s suffrage, the creation of television and the internet. The world has moved on a lot. And yet something remains the same: a maximum sentence of six months’ imprisonment for animal cruelty offences.Read more

If Brexit means Brexit, then the hunting ban should mean a hunting ban

Twelve years on from the Hunting Act coming into force, hunters need to stop breaking the law, authorities need to ensure the law is enforced throughout the country, and sentencing for animal cruelty needs strengthening so that the time fits the crime.Read more

The Act that made hunting an underground covert deception

Head of Policy and Research Jordi Casamitjana recalls the day the Hunting Act first came into force - 12 years agoRead more