League disappointed as Hunting prosecution thrown out

A trial of three members of the Derwent Hunt was dismissed recently by a magistrate who ruled there was “no case to answer” due to ‘insufficient evidence’ –despite video footage showing the pack of hounds in full pursuit of a fox.Read more

Commitment to animal welfare in Scotland welcomed by League

Leading animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports Scotland has welcomed the Scottish First Minister’s commitment to animal welfare in today’s Programme for Government.Read more

National Trust comes under fire after comparing blood sport to mountain biking

New League report highlights conservation damage caused by hunts – including allegedly spreading fox urine across the countryside.Read more

National Trust Face Membership Revolt Over Hunting Licences

Hunts being allowed onto National Trust land could become a thing of the past later this year following an attempt by members to stop the charity from issuing licences to fox, stag and hare hunts.Read more

Hunting hounds chase stag across wildlife sanctuary

Two hounds from a Devon and Somerset stag hunt were caught chasing a stag on to the League Against Cruel Sports’ wildlife sanctuary in Somerset.Read more

League’s renewed calls to Arsenal owner: take down trophy hunting channel

League Against Cruel Sports’ open letter to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, asking him to take down his hunting channel MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).Read more

Victory for Arsenal – as owner drops plans to broadcast trophy hunting

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has decided not to show trophy hunting on his newly launched MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) channel.Read more

Birmingham Greyhound Track runs its last race

Midlands Greyhound track Hall Green Stadium held its final Greyhound race. The track is set for demolition to make way for houses.Read more

Hunting channel is "massive own goal" for Arsenal football club owner

Arsenal boss launches UK TV Channel featuring trophy hunting showsRead more

Is killing foxes something to celebrate?

The League responds to recent controversy when an image of 100 dead foxes appeared on ex-footballer and actor Vinnie Jones’ twitter page.Read more

Up to 10,000 victims a year – and no witnesses?

The League is calling for public’s help to investigate sickening wildlife crime - offering £1,000 reward for information that leads to a successful convictionRead more

Out of control hunt hounds attack pet dogs

Two dogs are recovering after suffering from an alleged attack by out of control hunt hounds in Somerset.Read more

Xanda, son of Cecil the lion, 'killed by hunter' in Zimbabwe

A little over two years on from the tragic killing of Cecil the lion, his son Xanda appears to have met with the same fate.Read more

League welcomes Environment Secretary's comments that he is “actively reviewing” current penalties for animal cruelty

In this morning’s oral questions to DEFRA, the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove was asked if the Government will commit to increasing penalties for people convicted of animal cruelty.Read more

Profiting from Pamplona - Updated: Tour companies asked to stop making money from the cruelty of the Pamplona Bull Run

Airbnb, Easyjet and TripAdvisor among the companies identified by charity investigation as marketing the cruel festival.Read more

Government shelves plans to offer a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act

Eduardo Gonçalves said: “It’s a victory for common sense. The reaction during the election showed that the public don’t want a government messing around with the Hunting Act"Read more

Borders huntsmen found guilty of illegal fox hunting

Two members of the Jedforest Hunt in the Borders have been found guilty of illegal fox hunting at Selkirk Sheriff Court in what is the first successful mounted fox hunting prosecution under the law which bans hunting.Read more

League response to National Assembly report on the use of snares in Wales

The League would be keen to work with the Welsh Government on preparing legislation to implement a full ban on snares.Read more