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

The international fashion brand lags behind

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Where are the bear cubs?

End illegal private bear keeping in Albania

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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: 

Live animal transport

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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Rescued lioness at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Lions Rescued From Sudan Find New Home in South Africa

FOUR PAWS transfers eleven lions to its LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary


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Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart beat faster this Valentine's Day


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Fox on a fur farm

Real Fur: Fashion Brand Max Mara Lags Behind

Max Mara is one of the last international fashion brands continuing to sell real fur


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cow in dairy farm

EU Commissioners avoid the Cow in the Room

FOUR PAWS condemns missed opportunity in EU 2040 climate targets


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Bear Ema at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Gallery Valentine's Day

See all of the different animals in our shelters enjoying some cuddles, love and enrichments together


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Broiler chickens

FOUR PAWS Alarmed by Dangerous Bird Flu Mutation

Possible mammal-to-mammal infection poses a threat to wildlife and raises concerns about a new human pandemic


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Hotel Companies

Are global hotel companies prioritising meat and dairy reduction as part of their animal welfare and climate action goals?


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Academy

Free online trainings for animal shelters!

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Our Current Campaigns

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#WearItKind

Cute lamb

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade

#ProtectMillions

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Factory farming

#TheySufferWeSuffer

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#SaveTheSaddestBears

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Bear Nastia at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

Support Ukraine

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


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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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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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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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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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New Home for Bears and Big Cats

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