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

Welsh Government to introduce badger culling on ‘problematic farms’

This decision goes against the current evidence that shows how effective the Welsh Government has been up until now in reducing BTB in cattle without culling a single badger.Read more

No mention of hunting in Queen’s speech

We are pleased to see that there is no mention of hunting in the Queen’s Speech.Read more

Has bTB been spread by hunting hounds? New evidence

Evidence that bTB – the devastating disease which has caused thousands of cattle deaths and led to the controversial badger cull – could be spread by hunting hounds is mounting following the release of new government figures. Defra reaction to FOIs leads to suggestions of a 'cover up'.Read more

New poll says opposition to fox hunting could change election outcome in many constituencies

Half of all voters are less likely to vote for candidates who want to make fox hunting legal again. A third of all voters are much less likely to support such candidates.Read more

Hunting Act has ‘helped prevent cruelty to over 100,000 animals’

As a free vote to repeal the Hunting Act is included in the Conservative manifesto, the League releases new figures estimating that the Hunting Act has helped over 100,000 animals.Read more

Vinny the Fox Cub enters election for a ‘cruelty free future’

Seven week old fox cub Vinny has launched an audacious election campaign to encourage political candidates to join him in calling for a ‘cruelty free future’.Read more

Mass coalition unites for animals

21 leading animal welfare charities and campaign groups have written to all the party leaders in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, urging them to maintain the UK’s animal protection laws amid fears some of them may be scrapped after the election.Read more

Prime Minister pledges to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting

League Against Cruel Sports statement on PM’s pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox huntingRead more

Stars and charities call for political parties to keep ban on wildlife ‎hunting

Wildlife charities and public figures ‎have called on all political parties to maintain laws which ban foxes, hares, deer and other wild animals from being hunted for sport.Read more

A Tribute to Andrew Tyler, former Animal Aid Director

Everyone at the League Against Cruel Sports was deeply saddened to learn of Andrew Tyler’s death.Read more

League response to pro-hunt letter in the Guardian

Hunting has absolutely nothing to do with ‘pest control’, it is about bloodsports.Read more

Injury and death – the only sure bet at Aintree

Ahead of the annual meet, which gets underway tomorrow, the League is urging people to think twice before placing bets. The charity is warning that until horse welfare is put above profit, entertainment and ‘sport’, horses will continue to suffer and die on race-courses including Aintree.Read more

Cross-party MPs back League’s demand for five year sentences for animal abusers and national register

Five year prison sentences for animal cruelty, including dog fighting, and a national register of animal abusers were demanded by cross-MPs today during a passionate Parliamentary debate backing calls made by the League Against Cruel Sports.Read more

A step in the right direction: Wimbledon greyhound stadium to hold last ever race this weekend

London’s last remaining greyhound track will hold its final race meet tomorrow before being torn down and replaced with a football stadium, a move welcomed by the League Against Cruel Sports.Read more

Fox hunters found guilty after being filmed by birdwatchers

Three members of the Nottinghamshire based Grove and Rufford Hunt have been found guilty of illegal hunting at Mansfield Magistrates Court.Read more

Scottish Natural Heritage review fails to consider a ban on snaring

The League Against Cruel Sports Scotland and OneKind are urging the Scottish Government to consider and consult on a ban on snares following a review of snaring in Scotland.Read more

Hunting on National Trust Land – League Statement

The League Against Cruel Sports is very concerned about the growing evidence of illegal hunting and other offences taking place on National Trust land, including the criminal use of firearms, poaching of deer, driving vehicles at deer and damaging Sites of Special Scientific Interest.Read more