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Future Panel

Future Panel – How to prevent the next pandemic?

Online Expert Panel Discussion, October 20th 2021, 5 PM (CET), 11 AM (EST)


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Cat

10 Facts about Cats

Surprising facts about our feline friends


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Elephants in circus

Update: 1,000,000 signatures

One step closer to making history as one million Europeans call on the EU commission to put an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.


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Dogs in the Autumn

Dogs in Autumn

A guide for pet owners: essentials to keep your four-legged friends happy and healthy during the fall season


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Tiger in circus

One million signatures supporting the end of the use of circus animals

FOUR PAWS backs petition to end this cruel practice 


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Cat

Cat Fun in Autumn

How to keep your pet busy and entertained during the cosy fall season


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Mother pig and piglets in cage

Major EU Member States support ban on cages for farmed animals

The group of Member States, also referred to as the “Vught Alliance”, want a new progressive framework for animal rights and welfare


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World Egg Day 2021 under the sign of an EU ban on cage rearing

World Egg Day 2021 under the sign of an EU ban on cage rearing

FOUR PAWS: Problem of killing male chicks is still unsolved


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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering! 

#TheySufferWeSuffer

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

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Factory farming

#WearItKind

Together, we can drive an animal-friendly fashion future

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Wear it Kind

The Illegal Puppy Trade

The online puppy trade is booming, and cruel puppy traders are profiting from people like you. #TracingTheTrade

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#StopTheTrucks

Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

#ProtectMillions

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

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade

#SaveTheSaddestBears

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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Bears nose out of cage

#RuthlessTrade

With no clear rules and regulations within the European Union tigers are being bred, traded and moved with no one really knowing exactly ...

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Tiger laying down

#WoolWithAButt

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

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Cute lamb

Our Key topics 

Help for Animals

COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?
 


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Companion Animals

Companion Animals

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


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FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

Work in Brussels

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


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Helping Farm Animals

Farm Animals

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


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Team on mission

Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes


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Rescue in Vietnam

Wild Animals

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


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Team on a mission

Rapid Response for Animals

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


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Helping Stray Animals

Help for Strays

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


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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues​​​​​ 

Baby Orangutan Bhima

Rescue Bhima

With a broken arm and no mother, baby orangutan Bhima needs special care

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Rescue Jenny, Toby and Moris

Rescue Jenny, Toby and Moris

From being props to life in paradise, three bears cubs begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Dog Moo

Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around

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Bear Erich at the Bear Sanctuary Arbesbach

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS

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Our press corner includes the latest international press releases of current animal welfare topics, operations, rescues and much more. 

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