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Meat Exhaustion Day

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FOUR PAWS at UN Climate Meeting: Factory Farming at the Root of Soil Degradation

Systemic change needed: Factory farming pollutes soils and water, threatening food security and our planet


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FOUR PAWS’ First Nationwide Tour to Save Millions of Vietnamese Dogs and Cats

The 'Road to Compassion' tour seeks to spread the message of ending the dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam


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Farmed Animals in the EU: Happy as a Pig in the Mud?

Op-Ed by Josef Pfabigan, CEO FOUR PAWS


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FOUR PAWS: Global Thirst for Dairy Is Milking Cows Dry

Global milk production is rising, causing immense suffering of 277 million dairy cows and massive greenhouse gas emissions


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Horrific Case Shows That Illegal Puppy Trade In Europe Has to Be Stopped

EU-wide mandatory identification and registration of dogs and their owners are urgently needed to end this malpractice


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FOUR PAWS Transfers Former Circus Lion to LIONSROCK

White lion Romeo was exploited for circus shows in France until his rescue in 2023


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#DoBetterForAnimals

As billions of animals are suffering in the European Union, a crucial moment for welfare looms on the horizon with the upcoming European elections.

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It's time to close fur farms for good!

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Together, we can drive an animal-friendly fashion future.

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

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Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or as tourist attractions – hundreds of bears are exploited and tortured to make money.

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


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