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

May 2022

Our updates and stories of May

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 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

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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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Lions kissing

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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A tiger kept in a small cage

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 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 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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