Every day is Bring Your Dog To Work day at the League

Every day is Bring Your Dog To Work day at the League Against Cruel Sports. There is a lot of research out there listing the benefits of having dogs in the office, but for us it is vital. Animals are sentient beings and it is our job to campaign for their protection.Read more

No happy ending for Bambi

Despite the ban on hunting being introduced 14 years ago, roe deer are still being chased and killed by men on horseback with packs of baying hounds.Read more

League supporters drive us forward

‘Never volunteer for anything’, so the saying goes. But that’s what I did last year, pledging some time to the League Against Cruel Sports to play my part in saving animals with like-minded people. Little did I know I would end up managing the League, now into my sixth month.Read more

Top 5 things you can do to help end dog fighting

Dog fighting is an horrendous crime against man’s best friend. Here are five steps you can take to help end dog fighting in the UK.Read more

For The Foxes: banning fox hunting in Scotland for good

Robbie Marsland discusses For The Foxes and the momentum it's having towards really banning fox hunting in Scotland – for good.Read more

Spring in our sanctuaries

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

Hunting excuses

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

Why I was shocked to experience my first hunting season

550 reports of illegal hunting activity – League Senior Media Relations Officer Mike Nicholas contemplates his ‘first hunting season’.Read more

What a waste!

The photo that sanctuaries officer Graham Floyd took of a stag on Baronsdown, with its antlers entwined in silage wrap from a neighbouring farm, was a graphic illustration of the threat that plastic and other litter poses to wildlife.Read more

Will the Government’s ‘gold standard’ of welfare extend to wild animals?

Government response to MPs’ report misses opportunity to increase protection and clarity for wild animal welfare.Read more

New research reveals extent of dog fighting in the USA

New research estimates that hundreds of thousands of dogs in the USA are being forced into the brutal world of dog fighting – but public awareness of the ‘sport’ is very low.Read more

Open letter highlights League disappointment in Fabian Society report

Earlier this week, in co-operation with the Countryside Alliance, the Fabian Society released a report on how Labour can engage with rural voters. We strongly disagreed with the conclusions drawn in the report regarding animal welfare and wrote to the Fabians to highlight our disagreement.Read more

Well, what a week of mixed emotions that was!

Being able to admire a herd of red deer or witnessing a badger in daylight for the first time are some of the perks of living in one of the League's sanctuary. But to balance out the good in life there always has to be some bad. Last week, that bad came in the form of the Devon & Somerset Staghounds, who descended en masse at the League’s Baronsdown sanctuary chasing a stag.Read more

How illegal hunting is threatening the graceful Brown hare

The Hunting Act urgently needs strengthening, to ensure hare hunting and hare coursing don't continue to threaten the iconic Brown hare.Read more

Stop shooting ‘game’ birds on Natural Resources Wales land

A consultation by Natural Resources Wales is a chance to make clear that shooting has no place on Welsh public land.Read more

Celebrating 60 years of the first League sanctuary

On 21st March 1958, Joseph Sharp (secretary) and Edward Hemingway (chairman) purchased the freehold for Slowley and Side Woods in West Somerset and created the first League Against Cruel Sports sanctuary “for wild animals, particular those that are hunted.”Read more

Bringing the hare hunts to book

Keep your ears and eyes open, and inform the League through our Animal Crimewatch if you hear of any hare hunts that are taking place. Our investigators will do their utmost to bring the hare hunts to book.Read more

Exposing the lies of the hunts and the cruelty of their sinister terrier men

Fox hunting supporters like to conjure up an image of cheerful red coated riders on horseback and a pack of hounds enjoying a day out in the countryside. But there is a much darker side involving terrible cruelty to British wildlife as animals are still literally being torn apart by those packs of hounds. And following the riders are men on quadbikes with terriers in cages - the sinister terrier men.Read more