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COVID-19: NGOs call on World Health Organisation to help stop next pandemic

Ban on global wildlife markets could prevent such health crises in the future

Dog and cat meat trade in the time of the COVID-19 epidemic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

While China bans dog and cat meat, trade in Southeast Asia is thriving

FOUR PAWS reveals new dog and cat meat trend amongst global pandemic

Snuffle mat for dogs

Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

Instructions: creative fun for both you and your dog!

Non-mulesing Sheep

100 textile brands against mulesing

FOUR PAWS urges fashion industry to demand cruelty-free wool

Rescued oranguntan

Home Office tips presented by our rescued animals

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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger last great apes 

Live animal transport

Endless waiting times and cruel circumstances at borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation

Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared and care for our animals


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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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Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever

Dog Mia - 3 month old

Rescue Mia

A sweet and gentle soul - hit by a car and left to die

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Bear Amelia in Arosa

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