Chris Elmore MP is backing calls by the League Against Cruel Sports to oppose wildlife crime across the UK. The MP joined representatives from the League at its annual reception at the Houses of Parliament last week. Mr Elmore said: “I am proud to join the League in standing against all wildlife crime. All animals deserve protection from abuse so it’s essential that we act to stop horrific ‘sports’ such as fox hunting and badger baiting.The public, police and politicians all have a vital role to play in truly consigning cruel ‘sports’ to the history books.” Interim League Against Cruel Sports Chief Executive Andrew Knott MBE spoke at the event about it being the most promising time ever for animal welfare with a raft of new proposals attracting cross party support. The League Against Cruel Sports runs Animal Crimewatch, a confidential hotline where you can report cruelty to animals in the name of ‘sport’ by phone, email or online form. Call 01483 361108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Animal Crimewatch helps League investigators to bring people involved in animal cruelty to justice and supports the charity’s campaigning work calling for changes to the law to improve the lives of animals.