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FOUR PAWS Rescues Two Baiting Bears Abused for Fighting in Punjab

Vets and wildlife experts support government in ending bear dancing and baiting

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Rescue The Sudan Lions

A journey from conflict to sanctuary

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Us Bird Flu Outbreak: Factory Farming Is a Hotbed for Pandemics

FOUR PAWS urges WHO member states to tackle the root causes of zoonotic diseases in pandemic agreement

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Pakistan: FOUR PAWS Helps Bears Cruelly Exploited for Baiting and Dancing

Swift government action aims to end illegal bear keeping practices in the country

Black bear in sanctuary in Islamabad, Pakistan

Emergency Help for Bears in Pakistan

In cooperation with the local wildlife authorities, our team are making necessary adaptations to eclosures in the hope that we will rescue bear cubs.

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European Elections 2024

As billions of animals are suffering in the European Union, a crucial decision for animals looms on the horizon with the upcoming elections in June

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World Stray Animal Day: “Every Dog and Cat Deserves a Loving Home”

FOUR PAWS has been helping strays in need for 25 years with veterinary care and community programs

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EU Elections: Brussels’ Top Five Fails in Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS launches international campaign in the run-up to EU’s polls in June

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Springtime: Keep Your Dog on a Leash

Let wild animals raise their babies in peace

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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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The Dark Side of the Egg Industry

FOUR PAWS reveals the cruel practices of the industry and calls for an end of cage keeping

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Do Not Disturb Young Hares

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