How you can help Our Campaigns
If you think cruelty to animals is wrong, please support us in the
ways which suit you best. Whatever you do, we really appreciate
it. Thank you so much. Bullfighting
■ Please tell us you support our aims by registering at
www.league.org.uk/register and we will keep you up-to-date
with our campaigns.
■ You can also phone or email or write to us with your details.
The more supporters we have, the more we can do to improve
animals’ lives. Greyhound Racing
■ Make sure your family and friends know about of the reality
of fighting dogs in Britain today. Shooting
■ Write to your MP asking him/her to put pressure on the government Sport or Cruelty?
to ensure more effective enforcement of the law in this area. Snaring
■ Report all instances or suspicions about fighting dogs to the
Fighting Dogs Crimewatch line on 01483 524 250. Trophy Hunting
■ Help spread the word by telling your friends and family about our
work. You can request leaflets at our website or by phoning or
■ Donate to our Fighting Dogs campaign. We don’t receive Contact us at:
any Government or National Lottery funding and rely on New Sparling House, Holloway Hill,
the generosity of our supporters. Godalming, Surrey GU7 1QZ
For more information and Fighting Dogs Crimewatch call
Telephone: 01483 524 250 If you believe that
01483 524 250.
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The League Against Cruel Sports is
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Fighting Dogs: the cruelty must stop!
■ Terrier work: this campaign tackles ‘terrier work’, where
The League Against Cruel Sports is a registered charity that brings together people who
terrier type dogs are pitched against foxes in underground
care about animals. Like the majority of the public, we believe that cruelty to animals in battles. ‘Terrier men’, most commonly associated with fox
the name of sport has no place in modern society. We have no political bias. We were hunting, send their terriers into fox earths to try and force
the fox to escape its home so that it can be killed. Often
established in 1924 and are unique because we focus on cruelty to animals for sport. the terriers fight with the fox underground, causing horrific
injuries to the fox and the dog. In some circumstances this
We have shown that lawful campaigning can bring about
What is our Fighting Dogs can be legal; we are working to remove the gamekeeper’s
change, most notably when we were the leading exemption in the Hunting Act to outlaw this cruel activity.
organisation involved in getting the Hunting Act 2004 campaign about?
introduced. We continue to campaign to uphold and ■ Urban fox hunting / fighting: this is a newer phenomenon
Our Fighting Dogs campaign aims to stop people
enforce the Act, as well as for an end to bullfighting and the where thugs set dogs onto urban foxes for a straight kill or to
making dogs fight with other dogs, badgers and foxes.
use of snares, for fairer treatment of racing animals and catch them for an organised fight. Sometimes they tie them
This takes many forms.
for a stop to the commercial shooting of live targets for to trees and then set bull terrier type dogs onto the fox.
sport. We also campaign to increase the enforcement ■ Dog fighting: although banned in 1835, dog fighting Either way the fox suffers massive injuries and stress before
of laws to protect dogs, foxes and badgers from being continues in some of our towns and cities. dying. The dog will sustain injuries too.
pitched against fighting dogs for entertainment. Enforcement agencies report a 400% increase
in dog fighting cases in recent years, with large What is the League doing about it?
increases in specific communities in the UK.
■ We raise public awareness through our website, films and
■ Badger baiting: also illegal since 1835, badger literature, to make sure people know these cruel activities
baiters set their dogs onto badgers to fight until are illegal.
the badger is killed. These usually gentle creatures
■ We run a Fighting Dogs Crimewatch service through which
will fight hard and can cause horrific injuries
members of the public can report incidents and suspicions
to the dogs.
of fighting dog crime anonymously. The League Against Cruel
■ We work with MPs and peers to increase their awareness
of the problems caused by fighting dog crime. Sports works to expose
■ We work with law enforcement agencies to make sure
the law is better enforced.
and bring to an end the
■ We co-operate with other organisations engaged in the cruelty inflicted on animals
fight against these horrific crimes, to share information
and learn from each other’s experiences. in the name of sport.