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Two of the last remaining restaurant bears in Albania are looking for a new home

FOUR PAWS set to rehome the bears promptly


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Two bear cubs rescued from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS brings the few weeks old bears to its sanctuary in Ninh Binh


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Rescue Long and Trang

Two bears are in safety and one more Vietnamese province has no more bile bear farms


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Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais call on eBay to regulate online puppy trade

FOUR PAWS prompts eBay to implement measures against the cruel illegal puppy trade on their classified ad sites


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Calves, a 'by-product' of buffalo mozzarella production, suffer cruel fate

FOUR PAWS continues to uncover the brutal side of Italy's buffalo farms


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News from the FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Orangutan babies learn to climb in the rainforest of Borneo


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Ebay, stand up for puppies

Celebrities, politicians and animal welfare experts call on eBay to take action against the cruel puppy trade 


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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


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Our current Campaigns


Become part of our movement to end animal suffering.
 

End the suffering of Vietnamese bile bears

The gallbladder of the bile bear is punctured with a needle through the abdominal wall. The anaesthetic is often administered ...

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#THANKSEBAY!

It’s becoming more and more common to buy pets online via classified ads sites. No matter if you are seeking a puppy, a kitten, a rabbit or...

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End the cage age

Cage farming is a nightmare that we can end. Caged farming is cruel, unnecessary and has no place in Europe. Caged farming i...

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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We give rescued animals from all over the world a home suited to their species.

Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

A species-appropriate home for more than 100 animals, mainly big cats rescued from zoos, private captivity or the entertainment industry.

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Tiger saved in Syria in the sun

Big Cat Centre FELIDA

Our FOUR PAWS rescue centre for big cats in the Netherlands

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Dancing Bears Park Belitsa

A safe haven for former dancing bears in Bulgaria

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Bär Pashuk aus dem BÄRENWALD Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

An animal-friendly home for abused bears since 1998

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The biggest BEAR SANCTUARY in Western Europe

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Arosa Bear Sanctuary

The first bear sanctuary in Switzerland

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Domazhyr Bear Sanctuary

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Ukraine 

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A new home for bile bears at the BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh!

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Big Cat Centre TIERART

FOUR PAWS provides an animal-friendly sanctuary in Germany

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

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

Rescue May and Binh Yen

FOUR PAWS ends the keeping of bile bears in Ninh Binh province

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Rescue Masoud and Terez

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Rescue Riku

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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Rescue Ivan-Asen

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Rescue Manya

Ukrainian restaurant bear rescued by FOUR PAWS

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Rescue Jeta

New home for one of Europe's saddest bears

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