Stag hunt duo charged under Hunting Act

Avon & Somerset Police have confirmed that the Quantock Staghounds huntsman Richard Down and whipper-in, Martin Watts are due to appear before Taunton Deane Magistrates Court charged with offences under the Hunting Act 2004.Read more

‘Game’ bird shooting set to continue on Welsh public land despite government and public opposition

Welsh government and environment quango in battle over future of cruel sportRead more

Animal welfare charity warns farmers of disease risk as hunting hounds gather at the Royal Welsh Show

Hunting hounds being shown and paraded at the Royal Welsh Show could potentially spread disease to livestock and across the Welsh countryside, according to research revealed by an animal welfare charity.Read more

Animal welfare charity warns farmers of disease risk as hunting hounds gather at the Lycetts Festival of Hunting

Hunting hounds being shown and paraded at the Lycetts Festival of Hunting could potentially spread disease to other hounds and across the British countryside, according to research revealed by an animal welfare charity.Read more

Tackling wildlife crime in the North East: what can you do?

The League is holding an event about it's work on wildlife crime, featuring talks and an opportunity to meet like-minded people concerned about wildlife crime and looking for ways to tackle it.Read more

Tackling wildlife crime in the West Country: what can you do?

The League is holding an event about it's work on wildlife crime, featuring talks and an opportunity to meet like-minded people concerned about wildlife crime and looking for ways to tackle it.Read more

Tackling wildlife crime in the Midlands: what can you do?

The League is holding an event about it's work on wildlife crime, featuring talks and an opportunity to meet like-minded people concerned about wildlife crime and looking for ways to tackle it.Read more

Statement regarding pensions at the League

When providing pensions for staff, there are strict regulations in place, which we follow. These are designed to ensure that organisations do not automatically enrol their staff into any funds which are financially risky or expensive. As a caring employer, we take this very seriously.Read more

Fox hunt supporters given suspended prison sentences for brutal attack on League investigators

Two men received suspended prison sentences today at Leicester Crown Court for seriously assaulting two League Against Cruel Sports professional investigators who were attacked whilst monitoring a fox hunt.Read more

Wildlife crime and heritage crime court case

Three men are due to appear before Harrogate Magistrates’ Court, charged with offences under the Hunting Act 2004, the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.Read more

Greyhound Derby protest calls out the racing industry for putting profit above welfare

The League's director of campaigns speaks out about the cruelty of greyhound racing, ahead of the annual Greyhound Derby.Read more

Madrid rally against bullfighting draws thousands of protestors

A peaceful rally calling for the abolition of bullfighting drew more than 40,000 people onto the streets of Madrid last weekend including celebrities, politicians and representatives from animal welfare charities.Read more

Nationwide protests highlight that fox hunting is taking place on National Trust land

Protests are being held outside National Trust estates across England today to highlight that hunts are still illegally killing British wildlife on its lands.Read more

Shooting industry marketing board blasted by animal welfare campaigners

The League responds to the shooting industry's launch of a marketing board for the UK game bird industry.Read more

Grouse moor management under fire again as footage reveals more horrors

The League Scotland and OneKind have released further evidence of horrific practices on Scotland’s grouse moors. This follows the recent exposé of mountain hare slaughter in the Highlands.Read more

Alleged fox cub killing

The League Against Cruel Sports has reacted to the announcement by West Mercia Police that five people are to be charged with animal cruelty offences after footage appeared to show live fox cubs being taken into a kennel of hunting hounds in Herefordshire.Read more

League statement

Statement from Iain Blake-Lawson, Chair, League Against Cruel Sports Board of Trustees.Read more

Grouse Shooting Ends on Ilkley Moor

Driven Grouse Shooting has officially come to an end on Ilkely Moor in West Yorkshire, the last municipal moorland in the UK where the practice was permitted.Read more