Bear Mitko in Slovenia

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What Do Dogs Enjoy Doing on Holiday?


Guide for dog owners: Ideas for a dog-friendly vacation

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Two Tiger Cubs in Need 


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Celebrating achievements and accomplishments in the fight against the big cat trade in South Africa


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Food Delivery Services

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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


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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


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Free online trainings for animal shelters!

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#DoBetterForAnimals

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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#FurFreeEurope

It's time to close fur farms for good!

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#WearItKind

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

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#WoolWithAButt

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

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#ProtectMillions

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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#SaveTheSaddestBears

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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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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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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Help for Strays

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


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