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Australian Merino sheep

Survey proves progress towards a non-mulesed future and better sheep welfare in Australia

New economic report proves financial and sheep welfare success of wool producers who have ended mulesing 

The cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': The rampant cat meat trade in Vietnam

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade

Cats and garden

How to design a Garden for your Cat

Words of advice for cat owners: Tips for a cat-friendly garden

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation

Pigs in stable

FOUR PAWS publishes meat-reduction-ranking on food producers

FRoSTA scored highest in FOUR PAWS ‘Atlas Challenge’ and first to sign commitment

Live animal transport in Europe

EU Member States take action against legal violations on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS warns that without a comprehensive EU-wide solution, violations will continue

Bear Melanka

Update Melanka & Leo

GREAT NEWS: Thanks to your support, more than 9,000 protest e-mails were sent to the State Management of Affairs in Ukraine.

Pools are a danger to animals

Swimming Pools Pose a Danger to Pets and Wildlife!

Having a swimming pool is fun, but there are risks for animals that can be prevented

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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

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COVID-19 & Animals

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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

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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

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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​​​​​​

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Dog Maxi

Rescue Maxi

Chemically burnt by cruel students 

Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Tiny 2 kg bear cub saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

Help came just in time!

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Tigress Zita in LIONSROCK

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