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

Police search Haworth Moor in wildlife crime probe

A popular West Yorkshire beauty spot, leased for grouse shooting by Yorkshire Water, has been searched by the police and RSPCA during an investigation into animal cruelty. 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

Court case highlights the barbarity of fox hunts

The former huntsman of the South Herefordshire Hunt, Paul Oliver, was found guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today of four counts of causing an animal unnecessary suffering under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Evidence was obtained by the Hunt Investigation Team (HIT). Read more

Eurotunnel stonewalls customers over game birds shipped for shooting

Eurotunnel has ignored more than 2,500 people who are calling for the firm to stop shipping ‘game’ birds for shooting. Read more

League Celebrates Welsh campaign success

Campaigners took to the streets of Cardiff yesterday to celebrate and thank Natural Resources Wales and the University of Wales for stopping the shooting of pheasants on their land. Read more

Don’t open up a new bloodsport, Michael Gove urged

Four leading animal protection organisations have teamed up to urge the government to give wild birds robust protections from being killed in the name of ‘sport’. 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

Protestors call to end trophy hunting in Bedfordshire

Protesters have exposed how trophy hunting tourists from around the world pay up to £25,000 to shoot and kill deer bred and kept at Woburn Deer Park. 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