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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)


10 Facts about Cats

Surprising facts about our feline friends

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.

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

Tiger in circus

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

FOUR PAWS backs petition to end this cruel practice 


Cat Fun in Autumn

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

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

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

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Factory farming


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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Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe


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

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade


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


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


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?

Companion Animals

Companion Animals

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

FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

Work in Brussels

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

Helping Farm Animals

Farm Animals

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

Team on mission

Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes

Rescue in Vietnam

Wild Animals

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

Team on a mission

Rapid Response for Animals

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

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

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

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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