League Against Cruel Sports

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

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 07.10.2016 | 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 25.08.2016 | 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 27.07.2016 | 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 20.07.2016 | 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 26.05.2016 | 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 25.03.2016 | 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 21.03.2016 | 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...

Distressing Images Of Dead Fox Posted On Facebook After Annual Hunt

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

Disturbing images of a dead fox killed during the annual Fitzwilliam New Year's Day Hunt have been shared on Facebook. Cambridgeshire Police are in...

The Disappearing Fox - A New Year's Hunting Mystery?

Tom Quinn | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Tom Quinn

On the morning of the hunt, the man reappeared. He was carrying an empty sack, and a pole with a net attached. Clearly he had come to collect the fox. But the fox wasn't there. Puzzled, he looked around for a while before leaving. It must have been very confusing for him... A little later, the hunt met, just down the road.

The Shocking Extent Of Dog Fighting In The UK Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A dog fight takes place every day in the UK, with victims of the illegal blood sport having their injuries patched up by...

Animal Rights Groups Are One Step Closer To Ending 'Barbaric' Bullfighting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Animal rights campaigners are rejoicing after the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to end EU subsidies for farmers who raise bulls to fight in a...

EU Should Learn From Cecil the Lion Killing and Ban Trophy Imports

Tom Quinn | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Quinn

The League Against Cruel Sports has called on all MEPs to take Cecil's death as a watershed moment and act. As the EU cannot directly affect the laws of other countries (big game hunting remains legal in 23 African states) we propose that the best way to address this here is to restrict demand.

Hunting Defeat? How Cameron's Fox Hunt Got the Brush Off

Tom Quinn | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Quinn

Why Cameron should choose to spend political capital on trying to bring back a bloodsport when there are so many challenges at home and abroad is more puzzling. Why seek to appease the small (but admittedly vocal) minority who want to chase wild mammals across the countryside for pleasure?

7 Days to Save the Fox

Hilary Jones | Posted 13.07.2016 | 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 12.07.2016 | 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 ...