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

December 2022

Our updates and stories of December

Bear Mark

Albania’s last ‘restaurant bear’ is rescued

FOUR PAWS transfers bear Mark to its BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach in Austria


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Cat

Animals Are Not Presents

Gifting someone a pet puts them at risk of ending up in shelters


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Lying cat

Cat Cold – What to Do

Tips for cat owners: how to help your feline friend recover


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Cat meowing in a metal cylinder

Rescue Cat Mozart

FOUR PAWS' Project Kishka helps stray cats in Ukraine


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Factory farmed pigs

COP27 Fails to Produce Transformative Change

The climate emergency demands a solidarity pact amongst nations – not a quick fix


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Cat in the snow

Outdoor Cats in the Winter

Bringing your cat with outdoor access safe through the cold season


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Dog at home in cosy bed

New Year's Eve: Minimising Your Pet's Stress

A guide for owners of dogs, cats and small rodents


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Happy Turkey

Have Yourself a Merry Cruelty-Free Christmas Dinner

FOUR PAWS recommends animal-friendly food alternatives


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Dog opening a Christmas gift

Christmas with Pets

A guide for pet owners: dangers under the Christmas tree


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Dog in the snow

Pets in Winter

Keeping your four-legged friends happy and safe in the cold season


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Dog in the snow

When Your Dog Has a Cold

Swift recovery for your four-legged patient


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Bear Bakhmut

Rescue Bear Bakhmut

Abandoned in a destroyed backyard in war-torn Ukraine


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November 2022

Our updates and stories of November

Zoe was rescued from a fur farm

Shopping Guide for Animal-Friendly Fashion

From wool to down – have a heart for animals when shopping 


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Dog and cat in home

Cuddling With Pets

Snuggling is not only good for us, but also for the animals we share our lives with


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Sparrow

Feeding Birds in Winter

How you can help the little visitors in the cold season


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Raccoon dog fur farm in Poland

“A Decade of Decline” for Fur Industry

FOUR PAWS celebrates “Fur Free Friday” with current UN figures showing decline of fur industry 


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Puppy purchased during the pandemic

Tips on How to Cut Costs and Keep Their Pet

FOUR PAWS appeals to pet owners to not give up on their pets and advises how to save money on pet expenses in the face of rising costs


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Pigs eating fresh grass

Sustainable Food Systems to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

FOUR PAWS recommendations for the Muscat Ministerial Manifesto on AMR 


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Bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

FAQs: Ukraine

The war is also affecting animals – how you can support 


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Rescue Bé and Em

Rescue Bear Cubs Bé and Em

Stolen for the illegal wildlife trade, two orphaned bear cubs are safe now


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Factory farmed dairy cows

Need for Climate Action on Agricultural and Food Security Recognised at COP27

FOUR PAWS welcomes this as a starting point but insists more needs to be done at a UN level to tackle the climate emergency


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Factory farmed pigs

COP27 Failed to Address the Problem of Food Systems to Avert Climate Crisis

FOUR PAWS urges governments to prioritise food systems to meet global climate targets


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Rescued lions Kandaka and Mansour

Sudanese Lions Will Receive Medical Care in Al Ma’Wa, Jordan

FOUR PAWS successfully transfers two big cats after two years of preparations


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Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

Autumn in Our Sanctuaries

Beautiful pictures from our rescued animals enjoying the season


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Shelter dog enjoying session with trainer

FOUR PAWS Launches Online Animal Shelter Training Programme

Programme provides free online training for animal shelters


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Tiger lying on the ground

CITES CoP19: FOUR PAWS Calls for Better Protection of Big Cats

Demands include phasing out all tiger farms, and imposing trade sanctions on governments that contravene CITES Decisions


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Tiger in a cage

European Commission Sets Out New Plan to Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade

New measures include consumer demand reduction to help stem wildlife trade


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Lion Simba

The Next Pandemic Is Coming

Can anything be done at CITES CoP19 to help prevent it?


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Mink

Animal Welfare and Preventing Pandemics

FOUR PAWS position papers on One Health and the importance of preventing zoonotic diseases at source 


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Bear Soi

Rescue Bear Soi

A fresh start for the young bear after being kept in a tiny cage


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Raccoon dog in a cage at a fur farm

Activities & Achievements

#FurFreeEurope – what has happened so far


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Rasberry bushes

Animal-Friendly Gardening In Autumn

How to prepare your flora so it's fauna-friendly for winter


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Fox Mala at TIERART

Foxes and raccoon dogs find home at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS supports European Citizens' Initiative for a fur-free Europe


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Raccoon dog in a cage at a fur farm

500,000 Sign to Propose New Law to Ban Fur Farms

The European Citizens Initiative to ban fur farms across the European Union has 50% of the names needed to become reality


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Goose farm in Poland

FOUR PAWS Reveals Animal Cruelty in Fashion

New footage shows live plucking is still happening for feather and down


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Live plucking at a geese farm in Poland

Cruel Live plucking of geese still common in Poland

FOUR PAWS reveals animal welfare violations on almost half of investigated farms


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Bear Iva in North Macedonia

Rescue Bear Iva

Trapped for the first 6 years of her life


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october 2022

Our updates and stories of October

Asiatic black bear Soi in a tiny cage in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues Asiatic black bear Soi

Bear farming lynchpin Hanoi still accounts for most of the country’s captive bears


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Pigs in factory farming

An End of Factory Farming to Halt the Climate Crisis

This FOUR PAWS publication addresses governments to put food and farming at the heart of urgent climate action


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Woman in a supermarket

Supermarkets lack initiative towards meat reduction

A new FOUR PAWS report reveals the missing strategies in DACH and UK


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Basket full of vegetables in a supermarket

Supermarkets

Are leading food retailers prioritising meat reduction and increasing plant-based foods?  


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Brown bears Michal and Tapsi

Our Bears Can Choose

What to keep in mind when visiting a sanctuary


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Deer Kalle at TIERART

Avoiding Wildlife Accidents

How to prevent collisions with wild animals – and what to do in case of an emergency


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Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader

First Ever Dog and Cat Meat-Free Tourist-Friendly City

FOUR PAWS welcomes Hoi An City People’s Committee's progressive actions to protect dogs, cats, and people


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FOUR PAWS in Ukraine

Survey in Ukraine Shows More to Do to Help Animals

FOUR PAWS continues its support of stray animals and shelters across the country


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Dog and their owner walking

Mindful Walks With Your Dog

Why you should focus on your canine companion


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Chicks that just hatched

Call for an EU-wide end to the killing of male chicks

The German and French Agricultural delegations have written to the European Commission calling for a ban


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Rebecca Louise at Arosa

Fit for Animal Welfare:

FOUR PAWS teams up with US-fitness influencer Rebecca Louise


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Cat

Moving House With a Cat

Making the move go smoothly for your furry friend


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Sick puppy lying on European pet passport

Research on ‘Pandemic Pups’

New FOUR PAWS report reveals how unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the illegal puppy trade in Europe


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pig in a cage

COP27: Programme unveiled for “trailblazing and historic” Food Systems Pavilion

Food systems transformation to take centre stage at first Food4Climate pavilion at annual UN climate summit


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Sick puppy of an illegal transport

Pandemic Pups

How unprecedented demand during the pandemic fuelled the illegal puppy trade in Europe – a FOUR PAWS report


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Cow and her calf on a field

97th World Animal Day Celebrates a “Shared Planet”

FOUR PAWS calls for global leadership and legislation in recognising of the interlinkage between animal welfare, humans, and the environment on World Animal Day


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Dairy cows

COP27: Historic inclusion of Food Systems Pavilion heralds tectonic shift in UN approach

The Food4Climate Pavilion will cover 130 square metres and feature 10 food and agriculture topics


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September 2022

Our updates and stories of September

Cat

Cat Fun in Autumn

How to keep your pet busy and entertained during the cosy fall season


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Raccoon dog in Finland

Fur Bans

FOUR PAWS advocates for an end of fur farming


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Dogs stuffed in cages on back of a motocycle

75 Major Tourism Businesses Sign Pledge

Members of the tourism sector joined FOUR PAWS in the pledge to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia. 


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Dog laying in road with TukTuk in the background

Global Alliance for Rabies Control and FOUR PAWS calls for Action Against the Dog Meat Trade and Rabies Control

World Rabies Day Highlights the Need for Global Action Against Dog Meat Trade


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Animal caregiver and dog Jackson cuddling

So Much More Than a Job

Overnight, I became a caregiver to 61 dogs after one of the biggest rescues from the dog meat trade in Cambodia


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Brown bear in a field

BearWell

Developing and validating a welfare assessment tool for brown bears


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Bear Iva in North Macedonia

Rescue Bear Iva

Trapped for the first 6 years of her life


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Pigs in factory farming

Let's stop factory farming

A quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions results from food and agriculture


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Found a hedgehog?

Found a Hedgehog – What now?

A guide for animal friends: what to do if you have just found a hedgehog


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Bear Iva at her old enclosure in North Macedonia

FOUR PAWS transfers rescued bear from North Macedonia to Bulgaria

BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa welcomes Iva in species-appropriate surroundings 


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Minks at a fur farm

The Australian Permanent Mission and FOUR PAWS brought together member states and experts to discuss WHO pandemic instrument

Key stakeholders in global health and policymakers in Geneva discuss ingredients for an effective treaty on pandemics in an event led by global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS


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Bear Vova before rescue

Rescue Bear Vova

No more entertaining – a new life awaits the Ukrainian restaurant bear


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Dogs

Dangerous Foods for Dogs

What is harmless to humans can be deadly to your companion 


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Cat

Dangerous Foods for Cats

A guide to keep your furry friend happy and healthy


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Male bear in Bahkmut, Ukraine

Emergency rescue of abandoned bear in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS takes in bear from war-torn Donetsk region at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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Lion in Sudan

#SaveSudanLions

Updates on Kandaka and Mansour


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Dogs in the Autumn

Dogs in Autumn

A guide for pet owners: essentials to keep your four-legged friends happy and healthy during the fall season


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Caged tiger lying in concrete room

Big Cat Trade: The Thin Line Between Legal and Illegal Trade

Blog by Ruxandra Cracea, Wildlife Trade Campaigner, FOUR PAWS


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august 2022

Our updates and stories of August

Dog

Dementia in Pets

How to recognise the disease and what you can do for your pet


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Elephant Kaavan in his enclosure being visited by  Amir Khalil at Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

Former “loneliest elephant in the world”, Kaavan, reunites with rescuers

FOUR PAWS rescued Kaavan in 2020 and flew him to Cambodia in “heaviest” mission yet 


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Cat lying on grass

Harvest Mites in Pets

Tiny creature, irritating bite – how pet owners can protect their furry friends


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Karachi elephants receive dental surgery

Last captive elephants from Pakistani zoo undergo one-of-a-kind tusk surgery

International vet team from FOUR PAWS performs innovative super-size procedure 


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Dog with collar

Dog Collars

Why making the right choice is so important 


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Dog on leash

Which Leash Suits Which Dog?

A must-have for dog owners 


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Tiger Bela

Reading Between the Stripes

Myth-busting facts about tigers


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Cat Pino

Black Cat Appreciation Day

FOUR PAWS puts black cats in the spotlight 


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Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

From sadness to safety: Simba and his siblings found their new home!


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Lioness Geena arrives at LIONSROCK

Five lions rescued from Romania last year arrive at South African forever home

Former owner keeps exploiting rescued lions’ parents and one-year-old cub


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Rescue Bear Cubs Jenny, Toby and Moris

Rescue Bear Cubs Jenny, Toby and Moris

From being props to life in paradise, three bears cubs begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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Rescue Bé and Em

Rescue Bear Cubs Bé and Em

Stolen for the illegal wildlife trade, two orphaned bear cubs are safe now


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Lion in Sudan

#SaveSudanLions

Updates on Kandaka and Mansour


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Raccoon dog at a fur farm

Copenhagen Fashion Week Goes Fur Free

A historic moment for the fashion industry in Denmark


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Raccoon dog in Finland

Fur Bans

FOUR PAWS advocates for an end of fur farming


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Cat

Cat-Sitting Season

FOUR PAWS offers tips on giving your feline friend a relaxed holiday too


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Cat

Cats and Collars

Are cat collars safe? Potential dangers cat owners must know


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Bear Ida at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Susanne Penschke tells us more about her job as an animal caretaker at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz 


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Bear Sam

Rescue Bears Sam and Jamila

After many years in poor captivity, a new chapter for the brown bears begins


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Stray dog

Rescue of Stray Animals in Southeast Asia

From misery to happiness – these dogs and cats got a second chance


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Dog

Planning Your Holiday When Your Dog Can’t Come With You

Leaving your dog with friends, family or in a boarding kennel


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Cat in carrier

Travelling With Your Cat

Not every cat is suited to be taken on a trip


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Types of Husbandry for Laying Hens

Types of Husbandry for Laying Hens

How do chickens live in a cage, a barn, in free-range or in organic farming systems?


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July 2022

Our updates and stories of July

Handover event 'This is not Vietnam' in Hanoi, Vietnam

33,000 Vietnamese Citizens and Residents Call For An End To The Dog And Cat Meat Trade

FOUR PAWS hosted event in Hanoi to handover petition to the Vietnamese government 


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Lion Nikola at FELIDA

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Afien Groenhof-Westra is an animal caretaker at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary and gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes 


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Minks at a fur farm

Leading Scientists Show Animal Market in China the Starting Point of the COVID-19 Outbreak

The co-authored studies were published on Tuesday in the world-renowned journal Science


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Sick dog with his owner

Buying a puppy online comes with high risks

FOUR PAWS warns of the dangers of buying a puppy online 


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Dog in a field

Awns: Why They Pose a Danger to Dogs

Avoid tall grasses and fields of cereal crops to protect your dog


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Stray dog

Staying Safe Around Street Dogs

What to be aware of and how to behave 


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Chico

Laura’s Story

Little Chico was sold with neither passport, nor proof of vaccination, and with a deadly disease


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Investigation into calf farms in Spain, 2021

Meat sales over climate goals for European food retailers

FOUR PAWS ranks leading DACH & UK supermarkets on meat reduction strategies 


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Puma

Puma's Story

Special in every way – cat Puma was a fighter


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Dog Helga

Helga's Story

Always remembered – FOUR PAWS dog Helga was rescued from the illegal puppy trade 


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Dog Harald

Harald's Story

The greatest love and the greatest loss!


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Cat

Coping With the Death of a Pet

The loss of a much-loved animal can leave a huge void in your life


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Dog being hugged

Preparing to Say Goodbye to Your Pet

What to consider before your pet's passing 


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Sleeping dog

Letting Your Pet Go

Knowing when the time has come to say goodbye


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Dog

Saying Farewell to Your Pet

The death of a beloved animal means loosing a best friend


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Animal Welfare and Tourism

Animal Welfare and Tourism

Selfies with bears in chains or petting lion cubs? Animal welfare should not stop on holiday!


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Dog in a car

Travelling With Your Dog by Car

Guide for Dog Owners: How to drive your dog relaxed in the car


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Guinea pig

Protect Guinea Pigs from Summer Heat

The importance of keeping guinea pigs cool in the summer


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Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

A how-to guide to keep your cat hydrated and entertained


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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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Bears happy in the sunshine

Summer in our Sanctuaries

Beautiful pictures of our rescued animals enjoying the season


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Dog standing next to a suitcase

Travelling with a Dog

How to plan and prepare for a trip with your furry friend


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Dogs outside

Pets in Hot Weather

What pet owners should know to keep their four-legged friends safe


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What do dogs enjoy doing on holiday?

What Do Dogs Enjoy Doing on Holiday?

Guide for dog owners: Ideas for a dog-friendly vacation


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Merino sheep on a field

Online retail giant Zalando sets example against animal suffering in merino wool

FOUR PAWS 'Brand Letter of Intent' calls on Wool Industry to stop mutilation of lambs


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JUNE 2022

Our updates and stories of June

Two lion cubs in Bulgaria

Wild Animals in Zoos

Accommodating animals according to their needs


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Tigress Varvara at TIERART

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Chief Animal Caretaker for big cats, Christopher Nunheim, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the wild animal sanctuary in Germany


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Dog in a car on a sunny day

Could Your Car Become a Heat Trap?

Why you should never leave your dog in the car in warm weather


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Rescue lion cub Nikola

Rescue Lion Nikola

A traumatic start in life with a happy ending


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Lion cub Nikola at his new outdoor enclosure at FELIDA

A lion cub’s journey across Europe to a better life

FOUR PAWS transfers rescued lion Nikola from Montenegro to FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 


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Robin

Special Enrichment for Orangutan Robin

Overly attached to humans, he will stay under our care for the rest of his life


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Dog in a cage for the DCMT in Indonesia

Dog slaughterhouse owner in Indonesia sentenced to 12 months in jail for trading in stolen dogs for human consumption

This is the third conviction of a dog meat trafficker since the national government’s declaration in 2018 that 'dogs are not food'


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Cattle with horns in the pasture

Mutilation of Cattle

Painful interventions are carried out on cattle without anaesthesia


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Bella

Anonymous Story

Without her vital vaccinations, Bella fell ill with canine parvovirus and her family did everything they could to save her


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Therapy dog Busia

Former stray dog Busia assists therapy for recovering soldiers in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS Animal Assisted Therapy programme provides emotional support and PTSD prevention


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Nike action in Belgium

Over 50,000 sport enthusiasts want 50-year-jubilee Nike to stop using cruel wool

FOUR PAWS welcomes strong signal and urges market leader to switch to certified wool to help prevent the mutilation of lambs


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Dog in the destroyed town of Bucha

From the ruins: How stray animals are being taken care of in the streets of Bucha and other Ukrainian cities

FOUR PAWS delivers help in full capacity again for homeless dogs and cats across the country


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Chicks, hatched hours earlier, are sorted, with the healthiest to be vaccinated.

Over 20 NGOs want EU to stop the killing of hundreds of millions of chicks every year

Animal welfare groups join forces in historical coalition to demand an end to this savage practice


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May 2022

Our updates and stories of May

Rescue Bé and Em

Rescue Bear Cubs Bé and Em

Stolen for the illegal wildlife trade, two orphaned bear cubs are safe now


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Scared dog

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

What can you do if your dog doesn’t like being left home alone? 


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Cat looking scared

Fireworks Are Frightening to Pets

Your pet and fireworks: what you need to know


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Dog and his owner

Pet Owners Can Help Their Fearful Pets

How can fear, anxiety and phobia be prevented or eased? 


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Cat

Fear, Anxiety and Phobias in Pet Animals

Our pets can experience fear and anxiety just like we do


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Chihuahua puppy

VeriPet – the Technical Solution to Stop Illegal Puppy Traders

Regulating online puppy trade with the help of technology


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Chihuahua puppy

Tackling the illegal puppy trade in Europe

FOUR PAWS and Europetnet launch ‘VeriPet’ in Switzerland to significantly reduce the illegal online puppy trade


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Bear Sam on his way to Arosa Bear Sanctuary

From North Macedonia to Switzerland

FOUR PAWS transfers two brown bears to new home in the Swiss alps


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Bear cubs Bé and Em at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

Bear cubs tied in sack and offered for sale in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues two Asiatic black bears from the illegal wildlife trade


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Fox in a cage at a fur farm

A Chance to Make History: ECI Could Finally Achieve a Ban on Fur Farming Across the EU

Today, NGOs, with the support of several MEPs, marks the launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) which aims to achieve an EU-wide ban on fur farming


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Elina's Story

Elina’s Story

Poor breeding conditions left both of Elina’s puppies fighting for their lives


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Reggie

Richard's Story

Reggie immediately became seriously unwell, leading to Richard starting a campaign against the illegal puppy trade


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Raccoon at TIERART enjoying lunch

Happy Animals of Ours

Cuteness overload – Some of our rescued animals are here to brighten up your day!


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Cat outdoors

Cats on a Lead

Reasons for the trend and what cat owners should know


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Poppy

Christine's Story

After 8 long months of emotional turmoil and stress, Christine is still dealing with the ramifications of the illegal puppy trade


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Belitsa exhibition at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa – 20 year anniversary and a new name

FOUR PAWS opens exhibition in remembrance of the last “dancing bears”


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FOUR PAWS loading pet food supplies into a train headed to Ukraine

A second delivery of 20 tonnes of food for zoo animals in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS partners with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) to provide relief for war-torn zoos


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April 2022

Our updates and stories of April

Bears kissing

Tips for a Loving Mother's Day

9 animal-friendly Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart


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Bear Dushi at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Bianca Wöhlke gives us a look behind the scenes at the German bear sanctuary


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Amir Khalil veterinarian at FOUR PAWS

Mission to Ukraine

Emergency food delivery for zoo animals in Ukraine


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Sick puppy

Cute. Quick. Sick.

Learn more about the illegal puppy trade


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Athlete

New brutal mulesing footage puts pressure on Nike

FOUR PAWS together with pro athletes call on sportswear giant to “Just Don't Do It”


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Orangutan Lestari

Orangutan Lestari

The traumatised female is a quick learner. On her first day in the forest she already built three nests!


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Orangutan Indra

Orangutan Indra

Showing curiosity for social interactions with others, the orphan orangutan loves to play and explore


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Orangutan Bhima

Orangutan Bhima

After recovering from his broken arm, Bhima is finally enjoying climbing and playing in the forest


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Help for strays

The 'STRAYS' Project

A scientific project to determine the most sustainable, effective, and efficient method of managing the number of stray dogs


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Chicken

Tips for an Animal-Friendly Easter

Some Easter traditions and treats may have cruelty behind them


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Dog Meat Market Indonesia

Dog Trafficker in Indonesia Sentenced to Record Jail Term

Trafficker, Guruh Tri Susilo, was sentenced to 17 months' imprisonment for trading in stolen dogs for human consumption


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Merino sheep on a pasture

Cruel wool in sportswear is in high season

Biggest manufacturer Nike without clear commitment to phase out from animal cruelty methods


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Live cattle transport

92% of EU Citizens Want Better Animal Welfare, According to European Commission Consultation

European Commission consultation shows that vast majority of its citizens want stronger animal welfare legislation


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FOUR PAWS loading pet food supplies into a van headed to Ukraine

FOUR PAWS to deliver nearly 20 tons of animal food to war-torn Ukraine

Ukrainian zoos at risk of running out of food supplies – FOUR PAWS acting upon official request from Ukrainian authorities


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Tigress Dehli

Rescue Dehli

We are sad to announce that we had to say farewell to this very special tigress


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Stray animal care in Ukraine

UPAW keeps delivering tonnes of food to animal shelters in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS and partners provide urgent help for thousands of dogs and cats


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Argentinian Train tigers settling into their first enclosure at LIONSROCK

Former ‘train tigers’ enjoy tiger-worthy life in South Africa

FOUR PAWS rescued four tigers from a train carriage in Argentina in early March


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Bear Vova before rescue

Rescue Bear Vova

No more entertaining – a new life awaits the Ukrainian restaurant bear


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March 2022

Our updates and stories of March

Bear Thi

Rescue Nine Bile Bears

From life behind bars to paradise: Almost two decades in captivity are over


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Bear Vova before rescue

Animal welfare efforts continue even in times of war

FOUR PAWS rescues former ‘restaurant bear’ in Ukraine


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UPAW emergency feeding in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS and Partners Provide Urgent Help to Animal Shelters in Ukraine

A new platform distributes food and supplies to shelters where help is needed the most 


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Hens

Tenth Annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare:

Four out of five companies have policies in place, but the food industry must move faster to deliver meaningful welfare impacts


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Argentinian Train Tigers arriving at LIONSROCK

From Argentina to South Africa: ‘Train tigers’ feel grass under their paws for the first time

FOUR PAWS transfers­ four rescued tigers to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 


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Bears in Ukraine

Support Ukraine

Support our work and help animals


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‘Train tigers’ fly towards better life:

‘Train tigers’ fly towards better life:

FOUR PAWS rescues four tigers after more than 15 years in train carriage


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Rescued fox

Glimmer of Hope for Fur Animals

More and more fashion brands have pledged to ban real fur 


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Bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

FAQs: Ukraine

The war is also affecting animals – how you can support 


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Emergency transfer of five bears

Emergency transfer of five bears in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS takes in animals from partner organisation in Kyiv region


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Refugees from Ukraine are crossing the border from Ukraine into Poland at Medyca, Poland, with their pets

FOUR PAWS: Animal welfare in times of war continues

Neighbouring countries take in pets, bears in Ukrainian sanctuary are being kept safe 


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Chickens on broiler farm

Human, Animal & Planetary Health

Developing the international pandemic instrument


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Animal ambulance to the rescue in Chennai

Animal ambulance to the rescue in Chennai

This "Hospital on Wheels" will help animals with a veterinarian providing ‘on-site’ treatment for sick and injured street animals.


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Life Expectancy of Pigs

Life Expectancy of Pigs

About the Canadian pig lady "Ernestine" and the shockingly short life span of pigs in the pig fattening husbandry systems


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Sheep in a meadow

Life Expectancy of Sheep

Comparing the natural lifespan of sheep with their lifespan in intensive farming paints a sad picture


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Life Expectancy of Cattle

Life Expectancy of Cattle

A cow named "Milla" celebrated her 25th birthday on a farm in 2016 – but only a few cows have this happiness


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Life Expectancy of Chickens

Life Expectancy of Chickens

The oldest chicken in the world was 22 years old when she died – but in the egg industry, millions of chickens die already as chicks


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Cow and calf

Historic animal welfare resolution adopted at United Nations Environment Assembly

The resolution had unanimous support from Member States highlighting the nexus between animal welfare, environment, and sustainable development 


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Dog in transport crate

Ukraine: How to Cross the Border With Pets

Leaving the country with your dog, cat or other pets into neighbouring countries


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February 2022

Our updates and stories of February

Sheep in a barn

The United Nations Environment Assembly Begins, With Historic Nexus Resolution on the Table

Major UN summit opening session begins today with key votes to come on historic nexus resolution later in the week


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#TrainTigers

#TrainTigers

Stuck in a train carriage for 15 years


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Tiger behind bars in the train wagon

Stuck in an abandoned train carriage in Argentina for 15 years

FOUR PAWS to rescue and relocate ‘train tigers’ to its LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary


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Broiler chicken farm investigation in 2020, England.

EU Animal Welfare Report Fails to Address Key Issues

The report is harshly criticised by NGOs for lacking ambition and ignoring scientific discoveries of the last decade


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FOUR PAWS rescues nine bile bears after more than 17 years in tiny cages

Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues nine bile bears after more than 17 years in tiny cages

Bear farming lynchpin Hanoi remains inactive in phasing out the cruel practice


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Bears Pashuk and Gjina at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Social Interactions of Our Wild Animals

According to their individual needs, our rescued animals get to experience social bonds in a safe environment 


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Cattle

NGOs Urge the EU Parliament to Vote Down Report on on-farm Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS and a cohort of leading animal welfare organisations point out that the report is “not fit for purpose” and urge MEPs in an open letter to vote down the report and instead adopt the opinion provided by the ENVI Committee


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Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart beat faster this Valentine's Day


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Sheep in a barn

The Torment of Sheep in the Wool and Meat Industry

Lamb or mutton – the suffering in sheep husbandry


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Dental Care For Dogs and Cats

Powerful bite – tips for keeping your pet's teeth clean and healthy


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New EU Rules Come into Force Which Restrict the Use of Veterinary Antimicrobials

FOUR PAWS, the global animal welfare organisation, publishes guidance document to support governments in complying with the new regulations.


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Tiger

Year of the Tiger?

An investigative report into the big cat farming in South Africa and the need for international action


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A tiger kept in a small cage

‘Year of the Tiger?’:

New FOUR PAWS report reveals South Africa’s key role in cruel global big cat trade


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January 2022

Our updates and stories of January

Orangutan orphans in the Forest School, Borneo

Orangutan Rehabilitation: A Programme to Return to Their Natural Habitat

The orphans go through levels of education at the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo 


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Big Cats: Way of Life & Behaviour

Big Cats: Way of Life & Behaviour

What characterizes these large carnivores and how do they spend their lives in the wild?


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Mink

Dolce&Gabbana Goes Fur-Free

FOUR PAWS, applauds iconic fashion brand showing more compassion in fashion


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Fawns, young deer

Early Born Wildlife – What You Absolutely Have to Consider

FOUR PAWS asks walkers for increased attention for wild animals


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Fox Zoe

Moncler drops animal fur and joins Fur Free Retailer

Global animal welfare organisation, FOUR PAWS, welcome decision that luxury brand goes fur free 


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Leopard Bakari at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary, South Africa

Smile from Ear to Ear

See the happiness of our rescued animals. Your donation can make a change!


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Cattle transport

European Parliament Fails to Tackle Live Animal Transportation

Global Animal Welfare Organisation, FOUR PAWS, called it a “Historic Missed Opportunity”


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Dog and cat in home

Cuddling With Pets

Snuggling is not only good for us, but also for the animals we share our lives with


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Bear cub Nara in the enclosure at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

Gallery Animals Doing Yoga

Perhaps you can find some new years resolution inspiration from our rescued animals who try to stay fit with yoga!


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Cat in Croatia

Animal Idioms

These four phrases are all used in our daily lives. But do they hold up to the facts?


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Cattle transport

900,000 European Citizens Call on MEPs to Ban Cruel Live Exports

Petition handover by FOUR PAWS to MEP Tilly Metz


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Bear Martha

Rescue Bear Martha

The Ukrainian circus and restaurant bear finally gets her freedom


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Day-old Chicks

Day-Old Chicks: Death on the Assembly Line

How millions of male chicks die in egg production 


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Types of Husbandry for Laying Hens

Types of Husbandry for Laying Hens

How do chickens live in a cage, a barn, in free-range or in organic farming systems?


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A female laying hen in a barn

Laying Hens

With over 300 eggs per year: the high-performance chickens in the egg industry


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Broiler Chickens

Broiler Chickens

What is the suffering behind chicken meat?


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Joseph at FELIDA

2021 highlight

FOUR PAWS CEO welcomes lions to FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary


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Elegant senior woman reading a book sitting on couch with pet dog beside her

Animals are Friends in Times of Need

Animals and their positive impact on the mental health of people


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Happy mother, father and little daughter walking their dog

Animals Are Good for Our Heart

Animals and their positive effect on the physical health of humans


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Cute little boy with dog on sofa at home

Animals as 'Therapists'

The positive effects of animal-assisted interventions


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Orangutans Amalia and Eska

Borneo: First ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL graduates prepare for 2022 release into the wild

FOUR PAWS orangutan project combines species, environment, and climate protection


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Tu Do in the cage she was kept

Rescue Bear Tu Do

The last bile bear in Son La province is finally rescued


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Cat looking worried

Finding an Abandoned or Lost Pet

What to do if you find a dog or cat without an owner


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Mother cow and calf in a field

FOUR PAWS delighted to participate at the United Nations Environment Assembly

Global animal welfare organisation granted observer status at key UN summit and calls for transformational change on production and consumption globally


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