League Against Cruel Sports

What Is The Glorious Twelfth And Why Is It So Controversial?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

On Saturday, shooting enthusiasts will take to the country for the first day of the grouse shooting season, also known as the Glorious Twelfth. Here...

No Excuses To Continue Using Snares As There Are Many Alternatives

Jordi Casamitjana | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Jordi Casamitjana

It's hard to believe snares are still legal in the UK. The League Against Cruel Sports have been campaigning for the banning of snaring for many year...

The Balearic Islands Ban Bullfighting, In A Very Clever Way

Jordi Casamitjana | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Jordi Casamitjana

Balearians have been quite cunning with this one. On Monday 24th July 2014 the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, a devolved nation within Spain in ...

Up To 10,000 Murders A Year - No Witnesses. The Dark Secret Of Cub Hunting

Jordi Casamitjana | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK
Jordi Casamitjana

Every autumn, across the UK, something despicable happens during early mornings or late evenings, when it is still dark. Selected members of registere...

Which MPs Support A Fox Hunting Ban - And Who Wants To Repeal It?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK

This week Theresa May confirmed she would allow a free vote in Parliament to repeal the fox hunting ban after revealing she has “always been in favo...

Theresa May Wants To Bring Back Fox Hunting And Promises A Free Vote For MPs

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed she has “always been in favour” of fox hunting and will push ahead with plans for a free vote in Parliame...

Most Significant Election Ever For Hunting Act

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

As soon as Theresa May stepped out onto Downing Street, and announced that the country would go to the polls on June 8th, it was battle stations not j...

The Deadly Grand National Jumps That Are The Most Notorious For Killing Horses

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

Millions of pounds are expected to be wagered during this week’s Grand National festival, but animal rights campaigners say the famous race course i...

430 Convictions In 12 Years - But Could The Fox Hunting Ban Be Repealed?

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

The Hunting Act banned fox hunting 12 years ago, yet every weekend hundreds of men and women place themselves between huntsmen, hounds and wildlife, f...

Dozens Of Hunting Hounds Killed After TB Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK

Dozens of fox hounds have been killed following a suspected bovine tuberculosis (bTB) outbreak in Buckinghamshire, leading to calls for hunting to be ...

Apparently Eight Out Of 10 People In The UK Are Animal Rights Extremists

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Investigate. Educate. Protect. That's the motto of the League Against Cruel Sports. When it comes to animal welfare and wildlife, we'd like to think t...

Pre-World War I Animal Cruelty Sentencing Needs Urgent Review

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

106 years ago, Parliament enacted the Protection of Animals Act, which banned various forms of cruelty to animals. The Act imposed a maximum sentence ...

If Brexit Means Brexit, Then The Hunting Ban Should Mean A Hunting Ban

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

"If Brexit means Brexit, then the hunting ban should mean a hunting ban". So said legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes at a packed Conservative Part...

Dog Fighting Sentencing Is A Dog's Dinner

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

It's often said that Britain is a nation of animal-lovers. Right now, though, we are badly failing man's best friend. The League Against Cruel Sports...

Fox Hunting Opposition At All-Time High As Hunts Prepare For Boxing Day Meets

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK

As hunts prepare to gather for Boxing Day meets across the country, new research commissioned by the League Against Cruel Sports reveals that oppositi...

Has Andrea Leadsom Got The Message After Tories Rally Against Hunting?

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK Politics
Eduardo Goncalves

Voters in Andrea Leadsom's own constituency -and indeed those in the constituency of Theresa May - are opposed by huge margins to a return to fox-hunting. According to a projection carried out by Ipsos MORI, 81% of voters Andrea Leadsom's constituency back the Hunting Act, with just 18% favouring repeal. In Theresa May's constituency, the figure is 80%.

Cub-Hunting - The Hunt Lobby's Dirtiest Secret Exposed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Cub hunting is the secretive and illegal practice of training young inexperienced fox hounds to hunt and kill fox cubs. The Hunting Act has been in force for over ten years and yet still hunts continue to train young hounds to hunt and kill foxes. Hunts usually meet early in the morning but sometimes in the evening before the sun sets when the foxes' scent is strongest.

Ian Botham 'Left Batting On A Sticky Wicket' During Bloodsport Clash With Chris Packham

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Sir Ian Botham was left batting on a sticky wicket following a heated debate with wildlife presenter Chris Packham on Friday as the pair went head-to-...

Government Blind to Animal Cruelty of Snares

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

Therese Coffey said during the debate that Britain has the highest animal welfare standards in the world. When it comes to snares, that's utter nonsense - we're practically alone in Europe when it comes to allowing their use. I believe that it's time for the Government to back up those words with action. It's time for a ban on snares.

Fox Hunting Is Cruel and Ineffective: Let's Not Legalise It

Jonathan Young | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

It seems crazy that in our animal-loving society, cruel 'sports' such as fox hunting have even a slim chance of becoming legal. But from David Cameron's manifesto pledge, to Andrea Leadsom's leadership comments, the chance is very real.

Dog Fighting - Time to Get Tough

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

At the League Against Cruel Sports, we sadly all too often come across terrible stories of abuse and persecution of animals. As part of our work, we investigate and sometimes witness first-hand brutal, senseless violence that has been directed at animals in the name of 'sport'.

Two Men Charged After This Undercover Fox Hunt Footage Is Handed To Police

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

Two men have been charged with wildlife offences after video footage was passed to police appearing to show hounds chasing foxes. The footage, recorde...

Fox Hunts - Someone's Going to Get Killed

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

We represent the vast majority of the British public who abhor the killing of animals for 'sport'. People should realise that if they support fox hunting, then they support the violence and gut-wrenching horror described above, and that they are going against the will of the public. And we need police authorities, in some cases, to start taking all this more seriously.

Brutal Attack on Fox Hunt Investigators

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

On Saturday afternoon, two members of League Against Cruel Sports' staff were brutally assaulted and robbed in an unprovoked attack while monitoring the Belvoir Hunt in Leicestershire.

The Horrific And Bloody Cost Of The Game Bird Shooting Industry Has Been Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

Britain's “senseless and disgusting” game bird shooting industry kills 100,000 animals every day, an anti-hunting charity has said as it calls for...