League Against Cruel Sports

League Against Cruel Sports

Charity information

League Against Cruel Sports

The League Against Cruel Sports protects persecuted animals from hunting, shooting and fighting for sport.

Founded 1924

  • Mission statement

    The League is Britain's leading charity working to stop animals being persecuted, abused and killed for sport. The League was instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act. We manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties. We work to change attitudes and behaviour through education, fact-based videos, scientific reports and public engagement events.

  • Aims

    League Against Cruel Sports aims to:

    • We investigate animal cruelty, often working at great risk, exposing and helping to bring to justice those behind illegal hunting and dog-fighting.
    • We educate members of the public and elected representatives across the UK so that they better understand the ways in which animals benefit us all – and the ways in which they are cruelly treated.
    • We campaign for stronger animal protection laws, and have successfully seen off attempts to weaken the hunting ban.
    • We protect hundreds of thousands of animals including foxes, badgers, deer and hares in our wildlife sanctuaries and areas where we own the 'sporting' rights, covering thousands of acres.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1924

    Registered Charity Number: 1095234

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 30

    Part time staff: 17

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 07999352480

    Address: New Sparling House, Holloway Hill gu7 1qz

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