League response to Government's bTB strategy review and possible extension of the badger cull

The Government has announced a review of their 25-year bovine tuberculosis strategy and has launched a consultation that could see the badger cull extended even furtherRead more

Nationwide protests planned to highlight and prevent hunts killing British wildlife on National Trust land

A call for the National Trust to stop allowing hunts on its land, amid concerns that animals are still being chased and killed under the guide of 'trail' hunting, will be heard at more than 20 sites nationwide.Read more

Six-month sentence for dog fighter is not enough

The League welcomes a jail sentence and lifetime ban on keeping animals handed out to a man for dog fighting and other animal cruelty offences, but says stronger deterrents are needed.Read more

League Against Cruel Sports welcome for Labour Party animal welfare plan

The League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed the launch of the Labour Party animal welfare plan which if implemented will bring in much needed protection for British wildlife.Read more

Puppy sales ban does little to protect animals from dog fighters

A ban on puppy sales by pet shops and other third-party dealers in England is being considered by the Government - but what are the implications for dog fighters?Read more

Charities welcome overwhelming public response to hunting consultation

Over 31,000 have called for the Scottish Government to introduce a real ban on hunting.Read more

Animal welfare report calls for tougher sentencing for cruelty to British wildlife

The League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed a report by senior MPs published today which includes proposals to treat cruelty to wild animals in the same way as domestic or farm animals with an increase in prison sentences.Read more

Convicted badger baiter runs North Wales fox hunt

The link between badger baiting and illegal hunting is exposed as a man in Wales is convicted of animal welfare offencesRead more

Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Hunting Controversy

The Shropshire Wildlife Trust sparked controversy recently after standing by a long standing trustee for hosting hunting on his landRead more

Is being a hunter at odds with pursuing a career caring for animals?

The League responds to the story of the trainee veterinary surgeon who posts smiling photos of herself next to animals she has killed.Read more

Historic vote to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Bradford councillors have voted to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor by an overwhelming majority.Read more

Police professionals called on to help end dog fighting

New advice helps police professionals identify and address the cruelty of dog fightingRead more

Six cats feared dead after animal sanctuary invaded by a pack of hunting hounds

It is feared that ten cats may have been killed after a pack of hunting hounds caused havoc this week after chasing a fox and a deer through an animal sanctuary near Hastings.Read more

‘No hunting vote in this Parliament’ – Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May has today pledged that there will not a be a vote to repeal the Hunting Act during this Parliament.Read more

Hunting hounds pose ‘significant’ risk

Hunting hounds pose a significant risk of passing infectious diseases to humans and there is ‘overwhelming’ evidence that no other activity in Britain poses such a huge risk to the health of farm animals, according to the most comprehensive study ever written on the spreading of disease by hunting hounds.Read more

Opposition to fox hunting remains at an all-time high

When asked if fox hunting should be made legal again, 85% said no. Opposition to legalising deer hunting (87%) and hare hunting and coursing (90%) is also high.Read more

Government set to drop Hunting Act repeal policy?

Today The Sunday Times broke the news that Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce that repeal of the Hunting Act 2004 is to be dropped from Conservative Party policy.Read more