The work of the League’s sanctuaries

It’s a little known fact that the League owns large swathes of land in the West Country. They are home to many thousands of wild animals, and were purchased over many years to offer sanctuary to hunted animals. Some land – such as the Linda McCartney Wood – was given to the League in memory of late League supporters. Other areas were purchased for their strategic importance. Today, with hunting illegal, they provide us with excellent viewpoints over Exmoor hunting country.

The League first purchased land fifty years ago this year. Today, the sanctuaries in Devon and Somerset cover many acres and are managed from our Operations Headquarters near Dulverton. Our Chief Executive, Douglas Batchelor, was filmed there for yesterday morning’s BBC Breakfast feature.

Read more about our sanctuaries here.

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