League Against Cruel Sports

7 Days to Save the Fox

Hilary Jones | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Hilary Jones

We went into the weekend just about as prepared as we could be. Our shops had postcards for our worried customers to sign, an anti-hunt window display, our staff all altering their rotas to be present at the Parliament demo on Tuesday...

Changes to Hunting Act Aim to 'Make Prosecutions Unimaginable'

Dr Toni Shephard | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Toni Shephard

The Government's proposal to weaken the Hunting Act by allowing an unlimited number of dogs to pursue foxes, deer and hares for 'pest control', or simply for observation, is nothing more than a devious attempt to repeal the Act by the back door.

Banning Hunting Is Bad for Animal Welfare

Tim Bonner | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Tim Bonner

The recent article by Joe Duckworth, chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) on this site will probably sound reasonable to anyone who, like Mr Duckworth, has little or no experience of hunting and wildlife management. But dig deeper into what he espouses and the cracks in his argument quickly become apparent.

Ten Years Too Long, It's Time to Repeal the Hunting Act

Tim Bonner | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Bonner

If you think it is acceptable for Parliament to legislate against a group of people because it does not like them, then fine, leave the Hunting Act in place. If, however, this is a debate about wildlife management and animal welfare, then we need to repeal the Hunting Act and start again.

Opposition to Legalising Hunting Remains at All Time High

Michael Stephenson | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Michael Stephenson

In defending its actions, the hunt lobby argues that the act is wrong because it ended centuries of tradition. It is very hard to claim that something is a tradition just because it has been around a long time.

Is It Time to Look Again at the Hunting Act?

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

Surely we need an open and honest debate about the evident problems with this law and it needs to be sorted out one way or another. We need a sensible piece of legislation which clearly defines what it prohibits - the Hunting Act does not and which is based on animal welfare considerations not bigotry.

Shocking Fox Hunt Picture Shows Men Slaughtering An Animal In Front Of Children

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

This disturbing image shows three young children looking on as a fox is dragged from a hole before being brutally killed. Released by anti-fox hunt ca...

Glorious Or Gory?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

The red grouse-shooting season gets under way with the Glorious Twelfth on Monday, with supporters saying it is vital for the economy. But animal w...

Drones To Target Illegal Hunting

PA | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

A leading animal welfare charity is to use surveillance drones to catch people illegally hunting. The League Against Cruel Sports will use cameras ...

Professor John Cooper QC and the Fun Side of Hunt Crime

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

Some Huffington Post readers may have read my various blogs on here explaining why I choose to break the Hunting Act on my farm on Devon.

Don't Shoot!

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

It's about time the anti Hunting Fraternity recognised what an incompetent mess the Hunting Act is and campaigned for its reform or replacement.

Do You Want To Repeal The Fox Hunting Act?

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics

A vote to repeal the Hunting Act should not be a top animal welfare priority for the coalition Government, according to a poll. The Government shou...

Video: Badger Baiting On The Rise In Wales

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Badger baiting is on the rise in Wales, the RSPCA has warned. The brutal 'sport' uses specially bred dogs to hunt the striped creatures in their na...

The Law Against Hunting With Dogs is Regularly Broken With Complete Impunity

Giles Bradshaw | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Politics
Giles Bradshaw

There is a very simple way to dissuade the League Against Cruel Sports and the police from prosecuting me for breaking the law. I just tell them if they do so I will start obeying it.