Macabre scenes of stag hunted by hounds leaves BBC viewers shocked

The BBC has sparked outrage among animal lovers after this evening’s episode of ‘Inside Out’ saw a stag hunted down by hounds and shot. Claims that the hunt 'take part in research’ slammed by ex-head of National Wildlife Crime UnitRead more

National Trust cancels hunting licence for the Ashridge Estate

The National Trust has cancelled its controversial hunting license for the Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, just days before a hare hunt was scheduled to hold its first meet.Read more

Quantock Staghounds evade prosecution on deer hunting charges

The League Against Cruel Sports has renewed its call for the Hunting Act to be strengthened after the Quantock Staghounds evaded prosecution at Taunton Deane Magistrates todayRead more

Quantock Staghounds members accused of illegal deer hunting in court on Monday

Two members of the Quantock Staghounds accused of allegedly illegally hunting a deer with hounds are to face trial at Taunton Deane Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 12.Read more

Vets urged to report dog fighting incidents by animal welfare charity

Vets are being urged to report suspected dog fighting injuries by a leading animal welfare charity, following evidence eye-witness accounts are going unreported.Read more

Over 57,000 pheasants released onto University of Wales campus for shooting parties.

Over 57,000 factory-farmed pheasants have been released onto a Welsh university’s grounds over the past five years to be shot for ‘sport’.Read more

Radical new campaign brings together social, environmental and animal welfare charities to reform Scotland’s grouse moors

Naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham to launch Revive: The coalition for grouse moor reform.Read more

National Trust ‘increasingly isolated’ as hunting licenses halve.

The National Trust is leaving itself increasingly isolated from the wave of public opinion by allowing hunting on its land, a leading animal welfare charity has warned.Read more

Trophy hunting or ‘research’? Answers demanded by charity as new footage reveals the cruel world of a stag hunt

Graphic new footage of a stag killed by a hunt in the West Country has led to renewed questioning of the hunt’s claim they are taking part in ‘research’.Read more

Greyhound welfare to go up in smoke with Owlerton Stadium fireworks display

Animal welfare campaigners have slammed the management of Owlerton Stadium for organising a fireworks display on the same evening as a greyhound race meeting.Read more

Fox hunting season starts amid calls for an end to illegal hunting

100,000 sign new petition to stop the killing of animals by hunts in the UKRead more

Pheasant breeders challenge embargo on day-old chicks shipped across the Channel for shooting.

Ferry companies which stopped carrying pheasant chicks for the shooting industry because of welfare concerns are being challenged in court by French game bird breeders. This is following an undercover investigation by the League Against Cruel Sports in 2015 into factory farms where some of the animals are born.Read more

Outrage caused as American TV presenter posts pictures of trophy hunt

American TV presenter Larysa Switlyk has caused outrage after she posted pictures of her Trophy Hunting excursion to Scotland.Read more


The League Against Cruel Sports is concerned about the timing of the National Trust 'trail' hunting meets announcements, as in some cases the dates are being published on the Trust’s website nearly a month after the hunt day has taken place.Read more


The League Against Cruel Sports, National Dis-Trust and HoundsOff were protesting outside the National Trust’s AGM in Swindon on Saturday to persuade the conservation body to stop licensing hunting on its land to prevent wild animals being chased and killed by hounds.Read more

Culling or trophy hunting? Woburn's excuse doesn't add up

Woburn Abbey Deer Park should be ‘asked tough questions’ surrounding the killing of their deer by trophy hunters, claims animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports.Read more

Burnt, drained and persecuted: Yorkshire Water grouse moors exposed

Widespread environmental damage has been inflicted on internationally-important moorland leased by Yorkshire Water for grouse shooting, with campaigners warning this is set to increase with the burning season now getting underway.Read more

University of Wales urged to end pheasant shooting on countryside campus by animal welfare charity

A university which allows pheasant shooting on its grounds is being urged to stop the practice by League Against Cruel Sports.Read more