League Against Cruel Sports

League Against Cruel Sports

Charity information

League Against Cruel Sports

The League Against Cruel Sports is the leading UK charity helping to prevent cruelty to animals associated with sports such as fox hunting, game bird shooting and wildlife crime.

Founded 1924

  • Mission statement

    The League Against Cruel Sports is a registered charity that brings together people who care about animals. Like the majority of the public, we believe that cruelty to animals in the name of sport has no place in modern society. We have no political bias. We were established in 1924 and are unique because we focus on cruelty to animals for sport.

    Our aim:
    We work to expose and bring to an end the cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of sport.

    What we do:
    We expose the barbaric nature of cruel sports and the people involved, identifying what action should be taken.
    We raise awareness and campaign for change by lobbying government, politicians and businesses. This includes campaiging for new laws and helping to enforce existing laws by working with the police to bring to justice those who commit illegal acts of cruelty for sport.
    We also offer advice to people whose lives are being detrimentally affected by cruel sports.

    Our approach:
    Through investigation and lawful campaigning, we encourage the public and law makers to recognise their responsibility to protect animals from suffering cruel acts in the name of sport.
    We raise awareness of the issues through the media and enlist public support to put pressure on law makers. We work to change people's behaviour, gain new legislation, and enforce existing laws that are in place to protect animals from cruel sports in the UK and across the globe.

    Our values:
    Informative: we expose the truth of cruelty to animals in sport.
    Purposeful: we are focused on ending cruelty to animals in sport.
    Accountable: we campaign based on the facts uncovered through continuous research and investigation.
    Contemporary: we believe cruel sports involving animals are barbaric and have no place in modern society.
    Compassionate: what we do is inspired by concern for the well-being of both animals and people; through our work we help to create a more caring society.

    Our campaigns:
    Fighting Dogs
    Racing Animals
    Trophy Hunting

    We also have campaigns in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    The League Against Cruel Sports receives no Government or National Lottery funding and relies on the generosity of our supporters to help fund our campaigning and investigative work.

    Our supporters come from all walks of life and we continue to attract new members, donors and campaigners worldwide.

  • Aims

    League Against Cruel Sports aims to:

    • We work to expose and end the cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of sport
  • Overview

    Established: November 1924

    Registered Charity Number: 1095234

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 30

    Part time staff: 17

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01483 524 250

    Address: New Sparling House, Holloway Hill, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1QZ

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