News ARchive

Our updates, press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news – month by month

June 2024

Our updates and stories in June

Big cattle farm for meat production

Meat Exhaustion Day

Meat is eating up the planet

Merino sheep in a field in Germany

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

Dog rescued from slaughterhouse closure in Thai Binh, Vietnam.

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

SchweinErleben project in Switzerland

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

Op-Ed by Josef Pfabigan, CEO FOUR PAWS


May 2024

Our updates and stories in May

Raccoon dog in a cage at a fur farm

Activities & Achievements

#FurFreeEurope – what has happened so far

Dog at the beach

Summer Treats for Dogs

Summer snack and recipe ideas for your dog

Cat in a summer garden

Summer Treats for Cats

Read how you can make summer a great season for your cat with our summer ideas

Dairy cows

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

Bear Chinh in his cage on the bile farm

Rescue Bear Chinh

Abused for his bile over and over again, poor Chinh's suffering has finally come to an end

Puppies inside a cardboard box

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

Lion Romeo at LIONSROCK

FOUR PAWS Transfers Former Circus Lion to LIONSROCK

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

Animal transport ships in the port of Cartagena, Spain

Quo vadis, EU? UK and Australia show the way out of live animal transport

FOUR PAWS urges EU to follow-suit after two Commonwealth States put a ban on animal exports

Bear Chinh in his cage in Vietnam

Last Bear From Bear Farm in Binh Duong Province Rescued

Bear Chinh is freed from his cage after two decades of captivity 

Fox Tomek arriving at TIERART in Maßweiler, Germany

Rescued From Fur Farms: Two Foxes Find a Safe Home After Ordeal That Left One Half Blind

FOUR PAWS calls for an EU-wide ban on fur farms in the run-up to the European Parliament elections


April 2024

Our updates and stories in April

Cat lying on grass

Plants That Are Dangerous to Pets

Protect your beloved animals from poisonous plants in your home and garden

Lions Nikola and Vasylyna at LIONSROCK in South Africa

Rescued Lion Couple to Their Forever Home in South Africa

Nikola and Vasylyna were found roaming the streets after escaping private captivity

Cattle on a dairy farm

New Baseline for Animal Welfare Improvement Launched

FOUR PAWS and partners rank 150 leading global food companies on animal welfare 

Veterinary mission in Slovakia

FOUR PAWS Veterinary Mission in Slovakia Helps Big Cats in Cruel Private Keeping

Three confiscated tiger cubs will find a species-appropriate home at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa

Elephant Madhubala during her crate training in Pakistan

Hope for Lonely Madhubala as Relocation Is Picking Up Speed

FOUR PAWS on ground for crucial improvement work of future enclosure

Black bear receiving surgery in sanctuary in Islamabad, Pakistan

FOUR PAWS Rescues Two Baiting Bears Abused for Fighting in Punjab

Vets and wildlife experts support government in ending bear dancing and baiting

Rescue of lions in Sudan

Rescue The Sudan Lions

A journey from conflict to sanctuary

Dairy cattle

Us Bird Flu Outbreak: Factory Farming Is a Hotbed for Pandemics

FOUR PAWS urges WHO member states to tackle the root causes of zoonotic diseases in pandemic agreement

FOUR PAWS team and black bears in a Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan: FOUR PAWS Helps Bears Cruelly Exploited for Baiting and Dancing

Swift government action aims to end illegal bear keeping practices in the country

Black bear in sanctuary in Islamabad, Pakistan

Emergency Help for Bears in Pakistan

In cooperation with the local wildlife authorities, our team are making necessary adaptations to eclosures in the hope that we will rescue bear cubs.

Mobile sterilisation camapign by FOUR PAWS in Thailand

World Stray Animal Day: “Every Dog and Cat Deserves a Loving Home”

FOUR PAWS has been helping strays in need for 25 years with veterinary care and community programs

FOUR PAWS employee protesting with banners for better animal protection laws in front of the European parliament in Brussels, Belgium

EU Elections: Brussels’ Top Five Fails in Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS launches international campaign in the run-up to EU’s polls in June


March 2024

Our updates and stories in March

Protest outside Max Mara clothing store

Max Mara Fails to Commit to Go Fur-Free Despite Hiding Fur Items Online

FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance encouraged over 274,000 supporters to send protest mails

Laying hens inside tiny cages

The Dark Side of the Egg Industry

FOUR PAWS reveals the cruel practices of the industry and calls for an end of cage keeping

"The Rescued Ones: 20 Years of History" exhibition in the European Parliament

FOUR PAWS opens Photo Exhibition at European Parliament

"The Rescued Ones: 20 Years of History" highlights the transformative journey of rescued bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa in Bulgaria

Man with dog on a leash

Dog Training Basics

How do dogs learn?

Dairy cows in factory farm

FOUR PAWS Warns: Meat Is Eating up the Planet

Average intake of 14 burgers per week makes Americans the biggest consumers of meat globally and the first nation to reach 'Meat Exhaustion Day'

Pig in factory farm

UNEA-6: Environmental Resolutions Neglect Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS disappointed by missed opportunity to include animal welfare topics

Two shelter staff members with rescued dog

Caring for Dogs Rescued from the Dog Meat Trade

When 61 dogs were put into our care practically overnight, two of our amazing staff members came to their rescue

bear sleeping in grass

March Napness 2024

The Sleepiest Bear Competition is back. Who will be crowned the champion of sleep?

Sheep with lamb

Ten Million Australian Lambs Die Every Year for Fashion

Shocking new footage reveals appaling lamb mortality rate in Australia

 Investigation into the keeping of bears Felix and Mascha

Slovenia: Sad Fate of Four Bears Suffering in Cruel Conditions

FOUR PAWS calls on responsible authorities for urgent action after one bear has already died

A newborn lamb next to its mother

Lamb Mortality and Live Lamb Cutting (Mulesing)

Help to end the suffering of millions of Australian lambs used for fashion

Bear Mitko in his tiny cage in Slovenia

Five Immediate Steps to Protect Slovenia’s Captive Bears

Do not wait – Mici, Mitko, Tim, and Masha are relying on your support


February 2024

Our updates and stories in February

Fur free protest outside Max Mara in London

Animal Welfare Alliance Opposes Italian Fashion Brand Max Mara to Go Fur-Free

Protest tool sees over 180,000 direct mails sent to brand by animal lovers around the world

Live animal transport

FOUR PAWS Statement on Recent Cases of Cruel Live Animal Transport

FOUR PAWS condemns the ongoing practice of live animal transport by sea 

Two dogs on a sofa

New Rules for the Welfare of Cats and Dogs in the EU

A great foundation to better regulate the online trade of companion animals

Rescued lioness at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Lions Rescued From Sudan Find New Home in South Africa

FOUR PAWS transfers eleven lions to its LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Fox on a fur farm

Real Fur: Fashion Brand Max Mara Lags Behind

Max Mara is one of the last international fashion brands continuing to sell real fur

cow in dairy farm

EU Commissioners avoid the Cow in the Room

FOUR PAWS condemns missed opportunity in EU 2040 climate targets

Live animal transport

FOUR PAWS Statement on Recent Cases of Cruel Live Animal Transport

FOUR PAWS condemns the ongoing practice of live animal transport by sea 

Broiler chickens

FOUR PAWS Alarmed by Dangerous Bird Flu Mutation

Possible mammal-to-mammal infection poses a threat to wildlife and raises concerns about a new human pandemic

Dog wearing a harness

The Right Harness for Your Dog

Criteria for a good fit and comfort


January 2024

Our updates and stories in January

Two brown bear cubs held close to a restaurant in Albania

Commercial Wildlife Trade in Albania Still Out of Control

FOUR PAWS discovers dozens of cases of abused and exploited big cats and bears

Hotel staff in a hotel restaurant

Climate Crisis Not on Vacation

New FOUR PAWS industry ranking calls on Hilton, Marriott & Co. to improve animal welfare

Door is opening to a hotel room

Hotel Companies

Are global hotel companies prioritising meat and dairy reduction as part of their animal welfare and climate action goals?

Working group event for the betterment of cats and dogs’ lives in Vietnam

First ever working group event for the betterment of cats and dogs’ lives in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS advocates for humane treatment of companion animals and pandemic prevention

FOUR PAWS veterinarian Marina Ivanova with a rescued lion in Sudan

Rescued from Conflict Zones Twice

FOUR PAWS recently evacuated nearly 50 wild animals from war-torn Khartoum

Bear Na in her outdoor enclosure at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

Rescue Bear Na

The asiatic black bear is enjoying her outdoor enclosure

Injured lion in Sudan

Worrying Developments

Our team is back in Sudan

Bear Dasha

FAQs on Species-Appropriate Sanctuaries

What makes a good wild animal sanctuary or rescue centre

Lions Ivan and Cornel

FAQs on FOUR PAWS Sanctuaries

What makes FOUR PAWS wild animal sanctuaries special

Cat with a FOUR PAWS team member in Cambodia

Free Vaccination Event at Buddhist Temple in Bangkok

FOUR PAWS and partners enhance health of feline friends

Lioness Vasylyna

Together at last

Lions Nikola and Vasylyna were successfully socialised at FELIDA

Two dogs at a lake

Joyful Swimming for Dogs

Water safety tips for dog swimming

Dog playground

How to Find Good Dog Trainers and Dog Schools

Not every dog school fits you and your best friend

Bear cub Andor

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