The League Scotland has published the most comprehensive and robust field study of ground predator control on Scotland’s shooting estates. Over 15 months, an independent surveyor mapped the location and frequency of traps and snares set on seven shooting estates to calculate the true extent of animal killing as a result of predator control to sustain the driven grouse shooting industry.
57,000 killing devices deployed each day
Scotland representing the equivalent of over 10,000,000 active trapping and snaring days per year.
Up to a quarter of a million animals are killed
each year to totally eradicate foxes, stoats, weasels and crows to increase the number of grouse.
Nearly half of the animals killed are non-target species
such as hedgehogs, dippers and mistle thrush.
An estimated 120,000 - 260,000
animals each year are snared and trapped on Scottish grouse moors, nearly half would be non-target species.
Does Fox Hunting happen in Scotland?
In 2019 the Government announced that they planned to strengthen the Protection of Wild Animals Act 2002.Find out more
End Driven Grouse Shooting in Scotland
Hundreds of thousands of grouse are shot for entertainment in Scotland most years.Find out more
How you can help!
It’s not just foxes that suffer, they are the ultimate vicitim of hunting but many others suffer.Find out more
Charity backs bill amendment to protect livestock from hunts
The League Against Cruel Sports says it gives its full support to an amendment tabled by Green MSP John Finnie to the Protection of Livestock (Scotland) Bill.
Large quantity of toxic poison found on notorious sporting estate
A large quantity of toxic poison has been found on a South Lanarkshire sporting estate notorious for wildlife crime. The haul was discovered by a League Against Cruel Sports investigator, carrying out general field research on Leadhills Estate in July las