Nick is a supporter of the League Against Cruel Sports who aims to investigate suspected animal abuses, educate others on the abuses that take place, and directly protect animals in their sanctuaries. With the objective of banning fox hunting, stag hunting, otter hunting, hare hunting and hare coursing in the UK, they are also dedicated to campaigning against the prevalence of dog fighting, which despite being banned since 1835, still illicitly operates in the UK.

Most recently, Nick lent his support to the League at their Parliamentary event in July in order to back the fox hunting ban and joined the calls for tougher penalties for animal abuse and for greater action to be taken to enforce bans on offenders from keeping animals. At the event, Nick heard how sentences have remained unchanged for over a hundred years and therefore perhaps fail to reflect the cruelty of crimes such as fox hunting.

At the event, Nick stated:

“I am delighted to be supporting the League’s campaign for tougher sentences for animal abuse. As the League’s investigations have shown, sports such as fox hunting are horrific crimes involving immense cruelty, and this needs to be better reflected in the penalties handed to perpetrators. The recent election has demonstrated that the public care deeply about animal welfare and want to ensure that animals are properly protected. Sentences need to be increased so that they act as a genuine deterrent.”

To find out more about the League Against Cruel Sports and there work, click here.

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