League Against Cruel Sports

Shine the light on illegal hunting this Christmas

The League’s Baronsdown wildlife sanctuary sits amidst busy hunting and shooting estates. Animals are under constant threat – especially in the winter months when daylight fades fast. We want to install night vision CCTV and infra-red lighting to keep animal safe and intruders away.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1095234)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£18,516

Donations

191

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • An hour spent counting the Brown Long-eared bats emerging from the roof of my home on the League‚Äôs Baronsdown sanctuary revealed that the colony has doubled in size since last year, so we are obviously doing something right.

    — Paul Tilsley

  • The hunts are a barbaric throwback to crueller times and should have no place in a modern, compassionate society.

    — Martin Sims

  • There is no defence for subjecting a roe deer to the suffering it sustains during a hunt. This small beautiful deer does not have the strength for long runs and will be chased to complete exhaustion until it is unable to move.

    — Kevin Hill

  • An hour spent counting the Brown Long-eared bats emerging from the roof of my home on the League’s Baronsdown sanctuary revealed that the colony has doubled in size since last year, so we are obviously doing something right.

    — Paul Tilsley

  • There is no defence for subjecting a roe deer to the suffering it sustains during a hunt. This small beautiful deer does not have the strength for long runs and will be chased to complete exhaustion until it is unable to move.

    — Kevin Hill

  • The hunts are a barbaric throwback to crueller times and should have no place in a modern, compassionate society.

    — Martin Sims

Situation

The League’s Baronsdown wildlife sanctuary sits amidst busy hunting and shooting estates. This unique retreat gives hunted animals a place to live free from persecution. It’s a safe place to rest, graze and rear their young in peace – the British countryside as it should be. Currently, there is limited lighting and minimal CCTV on Baronsdown which makes the sanctuary extremely vulnerable to intruders - especially in winter months when the light begins to fade.

Solution

With your help today, we can invest in leading technology to: • Monitor trespass onto Sanctuary land. • Track and record intruders and identify hunts. • Capture footage of illegal hunting as evidence of a criminal offence and successfully take it to court for conviction. • Act swiftly to restore vandalised boundary fences to keep wildlife safe from hunting and shooting parties.