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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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Press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news: 

FOUR PAWS and Hoi An People's Committee have closed down a dog meat restaurant

Dog Meat Restaurant Closes in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS and Hoi An People’s Committee successfully worked together to end Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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COP28 Marks Key Point for Climate Actions

FOUR PAWS urges a change in global food systems to prevent climate catastrophe as Global Stocktake establishes future course

Investigation into the illegal puppy trade in Romania

Puppy Scammers Exposed

New FOUR PAWS report into international puppy trade exposes animal cruelty 

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Puppy Scammers Exposed

FOUR PAWS’ investigation highlights how deceptive dealers cash in on the illegal puppy trade across Europe

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South Korea Announces Ban on the Consumption of Dog Meat

In a historic move, South Korea is paving the way for other countries to follow suit

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Big Names in Fashion Rated for Their Impact on Animals

Animal welfare is firmly on the agenda for many fashion brands, but turning this sentiment into action is the critical next step

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Fashion Follows Trends: Animal Protection Still Not a Mainstream Piece

FOUR PAWS analysis of 100 major brands exposes critical gaps and poor performers in animal welfare

Investigation into chicken farms in Italy

Intensive Animal Farming Fuels Deadly Risk of Antimicrobial Resistance

FOUR PAWS calls for collective action to tackle massive global health threat

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Creating a Kinder World for Animals

Looking back at 2022, here are just some of the incredible animal welfare highlights we achieved with the help of our supporters!


countries globally currently have FOUR PAWS projects, offices or missions, in our ongoing effort of improving animal welfare worldwide!


big cats and bears are being protected in species appropriate environments, in our sanctuaries and cooperation projects around the world


bears are living in captivity as 'restaurant bears' in Albania. We helped put an end to this cruelty all together, by rescuing the last one this year!

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Companion Animals

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

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Work in Brussels

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

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See what we're doing to help cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep, and more farm animals

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Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes

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Wild Animals

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

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Rapid Response for Animals

FOUR PAWS helps animals in the face of wars or in conflict zones

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Help for Strays

We're working across the globe to help stray animals in need. This includes neutering projects

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