News, Blog & Research Latest News Tackling wildlife crime in the North East: what can you do? Have you ever wondered what can be done to stop illegal fox hunting? Do you know how to spot a deadly snare? Do you want to help stop wildlife crime in your area? Find out more about the work of the League Against Cruel Sports and how you can help us bring an end to the suffering of animals being harmed for ‘fun’. The League is holding an event featuring talks and an opportunity to meet like-minded people concerned about wildlife crime and looking for ways to tackle it. Jonathon Proctor, the League Against Cruel Sports Regional Campaign Manager for the North East, said: “People would be shocked to know just how much wildlife crime takes places in the UK. Animals continue to be the victims of fox hunting, deer hunting, ‘game’ bird shooting and dog fighting and we hope to arm the public with the necessary knowledge to tackle wildlife crime.” The event takes place at The Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SG, on Saturday, July 7th from 1pm to 5pm. Entry is free but tickets must be booked in advance here. The event will feature two talks: Darryl Cunnington, League Against Cruel Sports Head of Field Operations, will give his unique perspective on wildlife crime, illegal wildlife persecution and how to spot the signs of illegal activity such as fox hunting. Luke Steele from Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors will talk about the newly launched campaign to end grouse shooting on land owned by Yorkshire Water. The event will also feature discussion groups: • Meet Darryl Cunnington – an opportunity to discuss Darryl’s views and get advice regarding wildlife crime.• Campaigning in your area – meet the League's Regional Campaign Manager Jonathon Proctor and find out how you can get more involved with our work, or how our work can help you. Networking: An opportunity to meet, share ideas and have a casual drink with like-minded people from your area. Petition The League is encouraging members of the public to sign their petition titled ‘stop the killing of animals by hunts in the UK’. Full details can be found here. - ENDS - Notes to Editors For more information or interview requests please contact the League Against Cruel Sports Press Office on 01483 524250 (24hrs) or email [email protected] The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain's leading charity that works to stop animals being persecuted, abused and killed for sport. The League was instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act. We carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties. We work to change attitudes and behaviour through education and manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife. Find out more about our work at www.league.org.uk. Registered charity in England and Wales (no.1095234) and Scotland (no.SC045533).