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

Outbreak of bovine TB discovered in fox hunt kennels

The League is calling for all hunting to be ‘suspended indefinitely’ and an inquiry into why Defra appeared not to act in interests of farmers and public health.Read more

League welcomes new report into game bird law

Scottish Natural Heritage has published a review into shooting regulations across EuropeRead more

Legendary Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and TOWIE star Chloe Meadows back tougher penalties for dog fighters

Stars stand side by side with League Against Cruel Sports and dog fighting victim CupcakeRead more

League disappointed at government refusal to toughen animal abuse sentences

League Against Cruel Sports’ reaction to Government report on RSPCA prosecutions and sentencing for animal related crimesRead more

League welcomes Scottish Government’s plans to strengthen hunt ban

This is a good first step in making the law which prevents wild mammals being hunted, chased and killed for sport clearer and more suited to its intended purpose.Read more

The Dog Days Aren’t Over for Fighting Dogs

Lush Cosmetics and League Against Cruel Sports launch dog fighting awareness window display campaign in Liverpool and across UKRead more

Bird flu outbreak ‘inevitable’ as shooting industry intensively breeds 35m pheasants & partridges each year

Last year the League highlighted how the birds are factory farmed in conditions that would not be tolerated for ‘farm’ birds like chickens.Read more

Wildlife safer as Scotland licences airguns

Wildlife and pets may be a little bit safer in Scotland today as a new licensing law for airguns comes into force.Read more

Last hooray of the hunts in Scotland?

Recommendations made in the Government’s fox hunting legislation review could see the cruel sport really banned for good by next Boxing DayRead more

High time for Northern Ireland to ban hunting

Northern Ireland is now the only nation within the UK that has not introduced a complete ban on fox and stag hunting.Read more

Out of Touch

Hunts parade on Boxing Day despite majority opposition to huntingRead more

Prince William 'to take part in Boxing Day shoot'

The League Against Cruel Sports were asked to respond to reports that Prince William and Kate would be taking part in a pheasant shoot on Boxing Day.Read more