A history of standing on the side of animals
Standing on the side of animals, our aim is to make cruel sports a thing of the past. United we can end hunting, shooting and animal fighting.
Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we protect animals on our sanctuaries, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws.
Our Wildlife Reserves provide animals with a haven, one free of hunting and shooting. Home to array of animals, we provide protection through ‘sporting rights’, as well as providing an environment where wildlife can thrive.
Our team of professional Investigators work continuously to ensure that we have effective and enforced animal protection laws; gathering vital surveillance needed to bring those responsible to justice. Our confidential supporter-funded Animal Crimewatch service allows the public to confidentially report cruelty to animals in the name of ‘sport’.
We continue to educate the public and policy makers through high profile work in the media and expert behind-the-scenes lobbying in Parliament. We also protect animals through our campaigning; uniting voices to achieve change and strengthen laws.
‘If the League Against Cruel Sports didn’t exist, I’d have started it myself.’ - Bill Oddie, OBE, President of the League Against Cruel Sports"
History of the charity
On the 6 April 2019, the League introduced a revised Memorandum and Articles of Association. To ensure the Byelaws were complimentary to the new governing documents, these were also revised.
The Festival of Hunting a celebration of the brutal world of fox hunting
The Festival of Hunting takes place in Peterborough every year. The League Against Cruel Sports is campaigning with local residents to end this festival of cruelty. Read the blog and see how you can help.
Campaigners slam the Festival of Hunting and call for tougher hunting laws
Leading animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports has condemned plans to push ahead with the national Festival of Hunting despite the conviction of a senior figure in the hunting world for encouraging hunts to break the law.