HuntingHunting was banned in Scotland in 2002 and England and Wales in 2004. However, these bans have not been properly enforced, the attempts to eliminate or weaken them continue, and hunting is still legal in Northern Ireland. Click on the menu above to read information about our anti-hunting campaigns. FOX HUNTING TRAIL HUNTING CUB HUNTING TERRIER WORK DEER HUNTING HARE HUNTING & COURSING MINK HUNTING HUNTING ACT NATIONAL TRUST Campaigns Hunting on National Trust Land End hunting on National Trust land Many people have been shocked to learn that hunting is taking place on National Trust land. Despite overwhelming evidence that ‘trail’ hunting is simply a cover for illegal hunting, the National Trust continues to license it on its land. The League believes ‘trail’ hunting to be nothing more than a deception. If trail hunting is real then why are hunts and their hounds seen trespassing in people’s gardens, across busy roads and on active railway lines? Why have family pets been killed? Why have hunt employees been found blocking badger setts? Why are foxes, hare and deer still being chased and killed? Take action There is expected to be a vote calling to ban all hunting activities on National Trust land at their AGM on October 31st 2020. All National Trust members who join until August 22nd 2020 are eligible to vote on this issue. To be notified voting opens please sign up below: The National Trust remains one of the only, if not the only, non-government conservation bodies to allow hunting on its land, with peers including English Heritage, Woodland Trust and Canal & River Trust not allowing hunting to take place. Why have the National Trust licensed hunting? The National Trust licenses ‘trail’ hunting on its land where it believes it is compatible with their conservation aims, and on the assumption that no animals are being deliberately hunted and killed. The League receives hundreds of reports every year which demonstrate that this is not the case. ‘Trail’ hunting cannot take place without any land to hunt on, or without the permission of landowners such as the National Trust. What can I do? Did you know that one in twelve people is a member of the National Trust? Each one has the power to end hunting on National Trust land, and you have the power to reach them. Contact [email protected] to Hand out leaflets/ Run a street stall Join a supporter group OR you can Attend an event Share on social media Your actions can end hunting being allowed on National Trust land.