First Minister urged to act after latest bird of prey persecution case

Fatal wounding of hen harrier on a grouse shooting moor prompts urgent calls for action Read more

Repealing the hunting ban is political suicide, says charity

Campaigners warn pledge to repeal hunting ban will damage Jeremy Hunt's political chances Read more

Animal welfare groups call for Notts Greyhound Derby ban

Animal welfare groups the League Against Cruel Sports and Greyt Exploitations have called for the UK’s most prestigious greyhound race to be banned. Read more

New bill announced to increase sentences for animal cruelty

Government sets out legislation to increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty, following strong support from public and welfare groups. Read more

Calls for England and Wales to follow Scotland by consulting on ‘real hunting ban’

The League has called for England and Wales to follow Scotland in progressing ‘a real hunting ban’. Read more

Calls for longer prison sentences for animal abusers

Animal welfare charities the RSPCA and the League Against Cruel Sports have called on the Government to stand by its repeated promise to increase prison sentences for animal cruelty. Read more

Leading animal welfare charity welcomes consultation for protection of Scotland’s wild animals

Green MSP officially launches process to really ban hunting Read more

Greyhound industry figures reveal the misery of racing

Animal welfare charities the League Against Cruel Sports and Greyt Exploitations are renewing their calls for an end to greyhound racing in the UK as a result. Read more

Revealed: 27 million ‘game’ birds imported into UK for shooting last year

New research shows game birds importation from continental factory-farms is fueling rapid expansion of commercial pheasant and partridge shooting in the UK. Read more

Blood sports opponents welcome landmark court decision

The League Against Cruel Sports has welcomed a decision to uphold the conviction of George Adams for illegally chasing and killing a fox. Read more

Hunt accused of illegally targeting fox cubs

Five members of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt have appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court today, accused of hunting fox cubs. Read more

Fox hunting figures show the scale of the killing

The shocking scale of fox hunting still taking place in the British countryside 14 years after the blood sport was banned has been highlighted by a new set of figures. Read more

Calls for permanent hunting ban on National Trust land

Animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports is calling on the National Trust to turn hunt licence suspensions into permanent bans at three of its properties. Read more

Calls for National Trust to make hunting ban permanent

The National Trust has been called on to permanently ban the Surrey Union Hunt from its land on the Polesden Lacey estate in Bookham. Read more

Hunt accused of illegally targeting fox cubs

Six members of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt are appearing at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 30, accused of hunting fox cubs. Read more

Horse deaths at Aintree: charity calls for tighter safety regulations to protect horse welfare

The League Against Cruel Sports has issued a statement following the tragic death of Up for Review during today’s Grand National at Aintree. Read more

Grand National should be suspended until horseracing is safer, says charity

The League Against Cruel Sports is once again calling on Aintree Racecourse and the British Horseracing Authority to put vital safety measures in place in for the horses running the Grand National. Read more

Trail blazing council votes to ban fox hunting on its land

In a landmark decision made yesterday, Nottinghamshire County Council has banned trail hunting on its land. Read more