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Foster mother and orphaned orangutan

What is it like to be a Foster Mother to Orangutans?

Orphan orangutans need around the clock care, our caregivers act as foster mothers to the apes in need


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Dogs in a cage

Ten million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat in Southeast Asia yearly

According to new FOUR PAWS report, trade continues to thrive despite severe risk to public health 


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Puma Tikam

Gallery TIERART

Our BIG CAT CENTER TIERART, in Germany, has many more beautiful animals that just big cats, its an animal-friendly haven.


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Dog sniffing on another dog

Giardia – Invisible Guests

Guide for pet owners: the dangers for animals and humans


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FOUR PAWS International: Long-time colleague Josef Pfabigan to follow Heli Dungler as CEO


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Starving Lion in Sudan

#SaveSudanLions

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FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler


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FOUR PAWS activists occupy fur farm in 1990

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#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

#RuthlessTourism

A peek into Europe's wildlife entertainment industry

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Elephant being ridden by tourists

#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

#ThanksEBAY!

It’s becoming more and more common to buy pets online via classified ads sites. No matter if you are seeking a puppy, a kitten, a rabbit or...

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A quote from an illegal puppy dealer

#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

#EndTheCageAge

Cage farming is a nightmare that we can end. Caged farming is cruel, unnecessary and has no place in Europe. Caged farming i...

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FOUR PAWS work in Brussels

FOUR PAWS is making sure that animals are not neglected by politicians by influencing our policymakers and build alliances with other animal welfare partners to keep improving the welfare of millions of animals worldwide. 
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Rescue Tikam

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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Rescue Misha

First steps in his new life

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Bear Ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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