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A British charity has raised celebrity support against fox hunting and other blood sports.

Among the stars who have given their names to the League Against Cruel Sports' campaigns are The Smiths’ Morrissey and Johnny Marr, as well as Ricky Gervais, Brian Cox, Gemma Atkinson, Tom Conti, Tony Robinson, Bill Oddie, David Jason, Alesha Dixon, former Dr Who Colin Baker and Watership Down author Richard Adams.

The League is a charity that brings together people who want to stop cruelty to animals in the name of sport. Established in 1924, the organization successfully uses lawful investigations, campaigning and lobbying to make a difference in the UK and around the world.

“Animals are not around just for people to abuse and kill in the name of so-called entertainment and sport,” says Ricky Gervais. “It’s beyond belief that it actually happens and that certain deluded people get enjoyment from it. I support the League and its campaigns to try and stop cruel sports.”

“The moral climate surely tells all intelligent people that the key to the extent of any person’s humanity is in their relationship to – and protection of – animals,” adds Morrissey, who is known for his hard-line animal activism. “People who hunt are under delusions of possession and property and divine right, and their debasement of human standards is always evident in their outrage at ever being questioned about their activities.”

Find out more about the League here.

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