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Max Mara, it's time to go fur-free

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is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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Ten Million Australian Lambs Die Every Year for Fashion

Shocking new footage reveals appaling lamb mortality rate in Australia


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Slovenia: Sad Fate of Four Bears Suffering in Cruel Conditions

FOUR PAWS calls on responsible authorities for urgent action after one bear has already died


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Lamb Mortality and Live Lamb Cutting (Mulesing)

Help to end the suffering of millions of Australian lambs used for fashion


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March Napness 2024

The Sleepiest Bear Competition is back. Who will be crowned the champion of sleep?


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New Rules for the Welfare of Cats and Dogs in the EU

A great foundation to better regulate the online trade of companion animals


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Animal Welfare Alliance Opposes Italian Fashion Brand Max Mara to Go Fur-Free

Protest tool sees over 180,000 direct mails sent to brand by animal lovers around the world


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The Right Harness for Your Dog

Criteria for a good fit and comfort


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FOUR PAWS Statement on Recent Cases of Cruel Live Animal Transport

FOUR PAWS condemns the ongoing practice of live animal transport by sea 


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We work to ensure dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets get the love they deserve


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FOUR PAWS is making sure that animals are not neglected by politicians


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Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it


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