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14th July 2019

A Cautious Welcome

The newly designed League Against Cruel Sports website homepage bears a striking resemblance to our own. We take this, and their recent announcement outlined in the blog below, as a nod to our effectiveness and wish them well.

We welcome an announcement made this week by the League Against Cruel Sports that they are instigating a campaign to help people stop hunting on their land. Many years ago they were good at this and then, for reasons which never made sense to us, they stopped. In fact, that’s precisely why Hounds Off was formed and this website created.

Our Founders have long known that the most effective way to stop hunting, and the associated animal cruelty, is to create wildlife sanctuaries. From the outset we have had repeated meetings and conversations with League staff up to the highest level, asking them to come on board and work with us. Sadly this has never really happened. Even now, despite our intimate specialist knowledge and decades of experience in the field, we only learned of their new direction thanks to social media.

If the League replicate and then develop our work in positive ways, to the benefit of hunted wildlife, then brilliant. This is what we want. But they have justifiably received a lot of negative publicity in recent years which makes it natural to retain some cynicism. However, we’re always hopeful.

It’s business as usual here, with Hounds Off extending free help, support and advice to all – individual, business or charity – who need us.

© Joe Hashman: Founder, Hounds Off

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