league against cruel sports
Millions of pounds are expected to be wagered during this week’s Grand National festival, but animal rights campaigners say
Tens of thousands of the animals used to die every year.
The Hunting Act banned fox hunting 12 years ago, yet every weekend hundreds of men and women place themselves between huntsmen
Hunting should be 'suspended indefinitely', campaigners say.
Dozens of fox hounds have been killed following a suspected bovine tuberculosis (bTB) outbreak in Buckinghamshire, leading
Investigate. Educate. Protect. That's the motto of the League Against Cruel Sports. When it comes to animal welfare and wildlife
106 years ago, Parliament enacted the Protection of Animals Act, which banned various forms of cruelty to animals. The Act
"If Brexit means Brexit, then the hunting ban should mean a hunting ban". So said legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes
It's often said that Britain is a nation of animal-lovers. Right now, though, we are badly failing man's best friend. The
84% oppose legalising hunting for 'sport'.
As hunts prepare to gather for Boxing Day meets across the country, new research commissioned by the League Against Cruel
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 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.
Chris Packham was called an 'extremist' for rallying against grouse shooting.
Packham said there are three pairs of hen harrier breeding this year in England yet “we should have 300 pairs”. He added
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.
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.
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'.
'The audacity of the hunts is breath taking.'
Two men have been charged with wildlife offences after video footage was passed to police appearing to show hounds chasing