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Two Tiger Cubs in Need 

Rescued from illegal keeping in Slovakia, they want to start over

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Symbolic image of a dog rescued from slaughterhouse closure in Thai Binh, Vietnam.

Highway to Hell

An investigation into the illegal trade of dogs and cats through Ha Tinh province, Vietnam

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Summer Treats for Cats

Summer snacks and recipe ideas for your cat

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Bear Mitko in Slovenia

Masha, Mici, Mitko and Tim need you

End the suffering of Slovenian bears

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FOUR PAWS Rescues Circus Lioness in Germany

Global animal welfare organisation calls for a ban of wild animals in circuses worldwide

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Travelling with a Dog

How to plan and prepare for a trip with your furry friend

Australia Bans Sheep Exports: A Landmark Victory Against Animal Cruelty

Australia Bans Sheep Exports: A Landmark Victory Against Animal Cruelty

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS welcomes this milestone against live animal sea transports

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Introducing the Term ‘Live Lamb Cutting’ to Replace Mulesing

FOUR PAWS alongside leading animal protection groups are calling on brands, industry stakeholders, politicians and the public to adopt the term

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Pets in Hot Weather

What pet owners should know to keep their four-legged friends safe

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Fashion Forward: Next Generation Materials

Next generation materials are both animal friendly and strive for sustainability


Stolen and Eaten in Vietnam: A Pet’s Highway to Hell

New report by FOUR PAWS reveals scale of illegal trafficking of dogs and cats for their meat

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Meat Exhaustion Day

Meat is eating up the planet

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

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It's time to close fur farms for good!

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Together, we can drive an animal-friendly fashion future.

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This is the story of a stylish, fluffy wool pullover.

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Stolen. Killed. Eaten. End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade.

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Buying a puppy? Know the risks.

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Pandemics and Animal Welfare: Support our demands for a world of higher animal welfare!

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Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or as tourist attractions – hundreds of bears are exploited and tortured to make money.

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Support the work of FOUR PAWS and help animals in need in times of war

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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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