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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


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Snuffle mat for dogs

Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

Instructions: creative fun for both you and your dog!


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Non-mulesing Sheep

100 textile brands against mulesing

FOUR PAWS urges fashion industry to demand cruelty-free wool


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Rescued oranguntan

Home Office tips presented by our rescued animals

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Cat in Germany

Spring is here – and it’s mating time for cats

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period


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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger last great apes 


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Live animal transport

Endless waiting times and cruel circumstances at borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation


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Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared and care for our animals


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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering! 

#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

Our Key topics 

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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Animals in Crisis

We operate a rapid response to help animals in both natural and artificial crises 


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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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Research & Animal Welfare

Research 

Scientific view on our work: sustainability, effectiveness and efficiency


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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 Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever

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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

New Home for Bears and Big Cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS

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