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Help stop ‘hunt havoc’ to protect our wildlife and keep our countryside safer

Hunting animals including fox, hare, deer and mink is illegal yet these animals and their young still continue to be hunted illegally. Over 80% of the public agree with the Hunting Act 2004 which forbids the hunting of wild animals with dogs in the UK and Wales. You can help to stop this and be the real voice for the countryside…

Hounds Off offers online resources to help you to report wildlife crime and help protect the Hunting Ban.

Join Hounds Off in the fight to stop illegal hunting – together, we can keep cruelty history.

  • A Brief History of the Hunting Ban

    The Hunting Act 2004 was a landmark piece of legislation. Discover the background, how it came to pass and state of affairs now...

  • Reporting Suspected Wildlife Crime

    (Image © IFAW) Hunting any wild animal with dogs is illegal. The best way to report suspicious hunting behaviour is to call the Police Wildlife Crime Line on 101...

  • Helping an Injured Animal

    Find out what you should do if you find an injured animal who has been affected by illegal hunting...

  • Keep Hunting With Dogs History

    (Image © IFAW) Latest public opinion polls show that 80% of British people disapprove of animal cruelty so support the Hunting Ban 2004...

More actions & advice


  • Foxes

    Fox Hunting is illegal yet the Red Fox and their cubs are still hunted often in the UK...

  • Deer

    Hunting any deer or stag with dogs is illegal in the UK...

  • Hares

    Hare coursing where two dogs usually compete to pursue or flush out a live hair is illegal...

  • Mink

    Hunting Mink with dogs is also illegal yet still continues...

  • Badgers & Other Mammals

    There are other wild animals that are illegally hunted too including Britain's protected Badgers...

  • Donate to Support Hounds Off

    Hounds Off cannot survive on fresh air and goodwill alone. If you would like to support our efforts and donate then that would be very, very helpful.

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