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is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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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 


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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


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Cats and garden

How to design a Garden for your Cat

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


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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


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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


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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


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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.


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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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#StopTheTrucks

Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

#ProtectMillions

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

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Cats looking out of cafe in the cat meat trade

#SaveTheSaddestBears

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

#RuthlessTrade

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

#WoolWithAButt

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

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Cute lamb

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Help for Animals

COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?
 


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Companion Animals

Companion Animals

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


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FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

Work in Brussels

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


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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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Team on mission

Disaster Relief for Animals

We are prepared to help, if a disaster strikes


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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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Team on a mission

Rapid Response for Animals

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


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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.​​​​​​ 

Dog Maxi

Rescue Maxi

Chemically burnt by cruel students 

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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

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

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Orphan Damai arrives at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Rescue Orangutan Damai

Help came just in time!

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Tigress Zita in LIONSROCK

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

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