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

January 2022

Our updates and stories of January

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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December 2021

Our updates and stories of December

Despite COVID-19: FOUR PAWS fights for animal welfare worldwide in 2021

26 wild animals rescues, thousands of dogs and cats saved from slaughter and a strong stance in the fight against factory farming


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FOUR PAWS launches major campaign in Vietnam to End the “Cruel and Barbaric” Dog and Cat Meat Trade

FOUR PAWS launches major campaign in Vietnam to End the “Cruel and Barbaric” Dog and Cat Meat Trade

Global animal welfare organisation calls on Vietnamese people to show their opposition to the dog and cat meat trade and call on the Vietnamese government to bring an end to the trade


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Chickens in a barn

New Year’s Resolution

For the animals, the planet and for you


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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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Puma Tikam at TIERART

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Chief Animal Caretaker Tim Zeller gives us a look behind the scenes at the German wild animal sanctuary


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Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

FOUR PAWS latest success in the fight against mulesing


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Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

Capital Hanoi remains bear farming lynchpin despite declining demand for bear bile


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Vietnam establishes first ever dog and cat meat-free tourist-friendly city

Vietnam establishes 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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Dog opening a Christmas gift

Christmas with Pets

A guide for pet owners: dangers under the Christmas tree


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Bear Ema in the snow

Winter in our Sanctuaries

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


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Sparrow

Feeding Birds in Winter

A guide for animal friends: what to take note of when feeding the little visitors in winter


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Cat at home

A Cat-Friendly Home

A guide for cat owners: How to design your home in a lovely way for your furry friend


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Lying cat

Removing Cat Hair

Advice for cat owners: how to remove cat hair and prevent excessive shedding


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Lying cat

Cat Cold – What to Do

Cats can catch colds just like humans. FOUR PAWS gives tips on how cat owners can help their cat recover


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Lying cat

Cats as Pets

Interesting facts about our popular feline friends


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Puppy at the vets

Report Animal Suffering and Emergencies

Know what to do if you witness an animal is distress


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Stray dog with injury to eye in Moldova

A Dire Life of Dogs: The Sad Story of Moldova’s Suffering Strays

With over 20,000 homeless dogs living in the capital city alone, FOUR PAWS gives aid to strays and overwhelmed shelters


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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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Raccoon dog in a fur farm

FOUR PAWS Urges World Health Organisation Member States to Push for Transformational Change in New Global Pandemic Agreement

Global animal welfare organisation says this is a “monumental opportunity” to have a global coordinated response to pandemic prevention


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Dog in the snow

Pets in Winter

A guide for pet owners


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FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

Wildlife experts recommend urgent tusk surgery for elephant Noor Jehan


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Action in Brussels: 29 hours of suffering in the heart of Europe

Action in Brussels: 29 hours of suffering in the heart of Europe

FOUR PAWS condemns live animal transport with action in the run-up to the ANIT vote


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November 2021

Our updates and stories of November

Smiling rescued bear

#GivingTuesday

You can’t buy happiness, but you can support it


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FOUR PAWS experts assess wellbeing of four African elephants in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS experts assess wellbeing of four African elephants in Pakistan

Vets and wildlife experts will provide High Court with recommendation on future care


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Dog Meat Trade in Indonesia

Police in Indonesia intercept a notorious dog meat trader, saving over 50 terrified dogs awaiting slaughter

FOUR PAWS, the global animal welfare organisation, hoped this would be a turning point in the campaign against the dog meat trade


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Elephant Kaavan in Cambodia

Lonely no more: A year after his sensational rescue, elephant Kaavan is thriving in the Cambodian jungle

Kaavan’s legacy and FOUR PAWS advice had Pakistan introduce ban on elephant imports


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Orangutan orphan eating termites

What Must an Orphan Orangutan Learn in Order to Survive in the Wild?

Our rescued orangutans will hopefully one day be released into the wild, but first some vital skills are needed to ensure their survival 


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Bear Emma at BEAR SANCTUARY BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

FAQ's about Hibernation in our Sanctuaries

All about the long winter snooze


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Bear at DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

Autumn in our Sanctuaries

Beautiful pictures from our rescued animals enjoying the season


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Tigers behind bars on a breeding farm

The vicious exploitation of big cats farmed in their thousands

FOUR PAWS reveals big cat farming in South Africa contributing to global crisis


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Mother cow and calf

Alternatives To Dairy Cow Husbandry

Why mother-bound calf rearing and nursing cattle are more animal-friendly


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Organic dairy cows

Mother-Bonded Calf Rearing

A scientific study on the mitigation of weaning distress in cow-calf-contact systems


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Vincent & Roman at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

In this interview the animal caretaker, Erin Timmer, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes!


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A hungry dog eating

“The abuse and suffering is immense” - Urgent action needed for stray dog population in Moldova

FOUR PAWS emergency relief support is providing specialist veterinary care for dogs in Moldova


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Lion cubs in zoo

Wild Animals in Private Keeping

Wild animals, including big cats and bears, should not be kept as pets


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Two white lions

Captive Breeding For Exterior Traits

Commercial interests disguised as species protection


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Woman and a horse in a barn

Disasters and Your Horse: Are You Ready?

This guide will help you and your horse or other equines get prepared for when disaster strikes


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Lamb in a field

Disasters and Farm Animals: Are You Ready?

This guide will help you and your livestock get prepared for when disaster strikes


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Bear Kvitka

Rescue Kvitka

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station


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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 


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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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Cattle

World leaders at COP26 missed opportunity to link animal agriculture to climate crisis

FOUR PAWS is disappointed that the role of factory farming has been neglected yet again


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Pedigree Cat

The World of Pedigree Cats

Bred to look and act a certain way – many breeds face a wide range of problems


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Cat

Cats – Their Distribution and Importance in Different Cultures

This species has great significance in many cultures around the world


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Horse drawn cart

FOUR PAWS helps ending animal cruelty at UNESCO World Heritage Site

The usage of horse carriages in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan will no longer be permitted and replaced by electric golf carts


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Rescue Tsezar

Rescue Tsezar

Left to die, but eventually rescued and safely transferred to our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 


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Tamer and tiger in a circus

Suffering on Tour: Wild Animals in Circuses

Animal abuse for entertainment is still happening throughout the world


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World Hunger

World Hunger

The more meat we eat, the fewer people we can feed – can switching to a plant-based diet help feed the world?


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Cat

The Harmful Consequences Caused by Pet Abandonment

Leaving dogs and cats behind harms the animals, their owners and shelters


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Dog in a shelter

The Top 9 Reasons Why People Give Up Their Pets

Learn more about why pet owners abandon their animals


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Cat in Crate

Pet Abandonment – A Global Animal Welfare Issue

Every day around the globe, hundreds of thousands of animals are abandoned by their owners


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Dog Hexi as photo model for abandoned dogs

Do Not Abandon Your Pet!

Helpful tips for pet owners in a difficult situation


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Dog being abandoned on the side of the road

Pet Abandonment

Dumping an animal is illegal and leads to misery, fear and loneliness


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Atlas Challenge – International Fast-Food Chains

International Fast-Food Chains

How do the headquarters of key international fast-food chains compare to their locations in other countries?


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Cat looking at the viewer

Cats and Their Hunting Behaviour

Understanding typical actions of your pet


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Cat in a home

How Cats Communicate

More than just meowing, cats have various ways of interacting with other cats, animals and humans


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Cat

Gifting Someone a Pet? Think Again Before You Do This!

Giving dogs, cats and other animals as presents puts them at risk of ending up in shelters


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Farm industry

COP26 is the best chance to tackle the climate emergency

But without addressing animal welfare it will be a historic missed opportunity


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October 2021

Our updates and stories of October

Dog

Checklist – What to Consider before Adopting a Pet

There are a few things you should be aware of before giving an animal a forever home


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Cats eating

Feeding Your Cat

How does a healthy nutrition look like? 


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Cat with green eyes

A Cat's Personality

All cats possess certain traits, but different levels make up their character


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Two kittens playing

Kittens and Their Development

Cats are born blind and deaf, but develop strong senses right after birth


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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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Bear Ema at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

Gallery Halloween

Our rescued animals enjoy their spooky pumpkin treats 


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Thailand launches “first-of-its-kind” initiative to improve dog welfare

Thailand launches “first-of-its-kind” initiative to improve dog welfare

The province of Trang has launched a programme following Thailand’s announcement to re-open on 1 November post COVID-19 regulations


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Pig in pig farm

Emergencies and Abuse in Animal Husbandry – What to Do

FOUR PAWS gives tips on what to do as a witness of farm animal suffering


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Abused tiger transferred from Ukraine to Dutch special care sanctuary

FOUR PAWS urges Ukrainian authorities to expand animal protection laws


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Future study on pandemic prevention: scientists sound the alarm

FOUR PAWS highlights interlinkage between health, animal welfare, and pandemics


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Fox in cage

880,457 Signatories calling for an end to deadly fur farming handed to G20 leaders

FOUR PAWS, alongside The Fur Free Alliance, handed over more than 880,000 signatures to Italy’s G20 delegation


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Transfer tiger Caruso

Tiger King – everyone is watching, no one is acting

The truth behind Joe Exotic and Tiger King season 2 on Netflix!


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Future Panel

Future Panel – How to prevent the next pandemic?

Online Expert Panel Discussion, October 20th 2021, 5 PM (CET), 11 AM (EST)


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Cat

10 Facts about Cats

Surprising facts about our feline friends


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Dog and a pumpkin

Halloween – Scary for Pets too

A guide for pet owners to survive the spooky season!


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Elephants in circus

Update: 1,000,000 signatures

One step closer to making history as one million Europeans call on the EU commission to put an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.


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Cat

Cat Fun in Autumn

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


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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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Tiger in circus

One million signatures supporting the end of the use of circus animals

FOUR PAWS backs petition to end this cruel practice 


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Mother pig and piglets in cage

Major EU Member States support ban on cages for farmed animals

The group of Member States, also referred to as the “Vught Alliance”, want a new progressive framework for animal rights and welfare


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World Egg Day 2021 under the sign of an EU ban on cage rearing

World Egg Day 2021 under the sign of an EU ban on cage rearing

FOUR PAWS: Problem of killing male chicks is still unsolved


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Eggs

Hidden Cage Eggs in Processed Food

Whilst millions of Europeans want to end suffering of hens, they continue to suffer in narrow cages


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Seven rescued lions reach Dutch sanctuary after journey across Europe

Seven rescued lions reach Dutch sanctuary after journey across Europe

FOUR PAWS rescued the lions from inappropriate breeding and keeping conditions in Romania


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Rescue Mykhailo

Rescue Mykhailo

After an accident, the brown bear gets a new life at our BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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Obese Cat

Pet Obesity – a Serious Health Issue

Healthy weight of pets is an important welfare factor


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Dog at the vet

Dangers of Pet Obesity

Being overweight reduces both quality of life and life expectancy


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Cat with a measuring tape

Is Your Pet Overweight?

Some tips to help you determine if your pet is in the normal weight range or a bit chubby


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Dog looking at a donut

Countermeasures to Pet Obesity

Weight loss tips for your cat or dog to bring them to a normal size


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Dog and a car ramp

How Can You Help Overweight Pets

What every pet owner can do to make life a bit easier during the diet process 


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September 2021

Our updates and stories of September

Seven lions rescued from dangerous breeding and keeping conditions in Romania

Seven lions rescued from dangerous breeding and keeping conditions in Romania

FOUR PAWS brings three female and four male lions to Dutch FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary


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Rescue Bobo

Rescue Bobo

Bobo’s owner was struggling to care for him, but with help, Bobo is recovering and looking better than ever


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Stray Animal Care in Thailand

Stray Animal Care in Thailand

Creating a better future for stray dogs and cats in Southern Thailand


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Piglets

Alternatives to Non-Anesthetised Piglet Castration

What options are there to castrate piglets without pain


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Piglets

Piglet Castration

How young pigs are neutered without anaesthesia


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Pig

Alternatives to Sow Crates

What more animal-friendly methods of farrowing are there for pigs?


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Pigs close together in sow crates

Sow Crates

How the livestock industry treats breeding sows


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Bear Dushi in BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Rescue Dushi

Bear Dushi now in her new enclosure at BEAR SANCTUARY Müeritz


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Bear Martha

Rescue Martha

The Ukrainian circus and restaurant bear finally gets her freedom


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Meriono sheep

Global fashion brands take a stand against animal suffering

FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry calling for an end to the cruel mulesing of lambs


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August 2021

Our updates and stories of August

Stop the Illegal Puppy Trade

The Illegal Puppy Trade – Can Technology Stop the Suffering?

FOUR PAWS joins forces with classified ad sites to protect pets using new technology piloted in Ireland


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Enrichment for Big Cats

Enrichment for Big Cats

An important part of animal management in human care allowing them to act out natural species behaviour 


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Rescue Kvitka

Rescue Kvitka

Update of fighting bear Kvitka, who was rescued from a Ukrainian hunting station in 2018


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Sirko and Ruta

Rescue Sirko, Ruta and Andor

Two became three – the restaurant bears who have a new start at our BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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FAQ's on #EndTheCageAge

FAQ's on #EndTheCageAge

Everything you need to know about the European Citizens' Initiative


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Kaavan is loving exploring his own jungle at Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

Rescue Kaavan

Kaavan is loving exploring his own jungle at Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary


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Happy bear

Videos

Watch our video playlists of our rescues, sanctuaries, missions and campaigns


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Bear Pashuk

Rescue Pashuk

The saddest bear of Albania found his safe haven – the moment that he got released from his chains


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Cara at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary

Site Manager, Florian Eiserlo, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the German wild animal sanctuary


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Dogs in sacks

Brutality Beyond the Beauty: Borneo's Secretive Dog Meat Trade

The first-ever dog meat investigations in Borneo revealed a rampant dog meat trade


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Goodbye, Jambolina

Goodbye, Jambolina

With heavy hearts and deepest sadness that we have to inform you that bear Jambolina suddenly and unexpectedly passed away


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Rescue Donkey Puica

Rescue Puica

Our partner organisation ARCA saved a donkey's life!


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Rescue Jenny, Toby and Moris

Rescue 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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Animal market

ZOONOSES: FOUR PAWS explains #2

From Animal Exploitation To Zoonoses. Watch, learn and find out more in less than 3 minutes.


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Sheep in transport

FAQ's Live Animal Transport

What you should know about animal transport


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Woman with sheep

New study: Pandemic leads to increased demand for compassion in fashion

FOUR PAWS reveals that almost 90 per cent want fashion industry to prioritise animal welfare


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JuLy 2021

Our updates and stories of July

FOUR PAWS encouraged by DFFE report’s key recommendations on captive lions

FOUR PAWS encouraged by DFFE report’s key recommendations on captive lions

The global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS is incredibly encouraged by the announcement from the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), Ms Barbara Creecy


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Lion behind bars

The Life Cycle of Exploitation

Help us #BreakTheViciousCycle


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Lion behind bars

South Africa’s Captive Predator Breeding Industry

FOUR PAWS is fighting to stop the captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes in South Africa


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Lion in a cage

Incident Report 2010-2020

Tragic occurrences of injuries sustained through interactions with big cats in South Africa


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#BreakTheViciousCycle

#BreakTheViciousCycle

FOUR PAWS is fighting to ban the commercial trade of ALL big cats in South Africa


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20 Superhero dogs find their forever homes

20 Superhero dogs

All the dogs who took their freedom flights to the US have found their forever homes


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Orangutan orphan eating forest food

What Do Orangutans Love to Eat the Most?

Our orangutan orphans learn to choose and eat from the menu the the Bornean forest provides 


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Baby Orangutan Indra

Rescue Indra

The orangutan child who was found alone with suspicious injuries has started a new life in our orangutan forest school


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Relocation of the Beirut bears

Suffering “Beirut Bears” start new life in American sanctuary

FOUR PAWS flies two Syrian brown bears from Lebanon to Colorado


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Animal market

ZOONOSES: FOUR PAWS explains #1

What are zoonoses? Watch, learn and find out more in less than 3 minutes.


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Two dogs in the office

The Benefits of Dogs in the Office

Dog-friendly workspaces can be great for both people and the animals


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Bear cubs exploited for selfies and petting interactions rescued in Ukraine

Bear cubs exploited for selfies and petting interactions rescued in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS transfers three six-month-old brown bear cubs to its bear sanctuary 


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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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Baby Orangutan Bhima

Rescue Bhima

With a broken arm and no mother, baby orangutan Bhima needs special care


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June 2021

Our updates and stories of June

Mink farm

Animal protection organisations welcome Member States’ call for an end of fur farming in the EU at the Agriculture and Fishery Council meeting

FOUR PAWS joint press release with Eurogroup for Animals, Humane Society International and Fur Free Alliance


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Dog laying in bed

What Needs to Be Considered When Returning to Work

Guide for dog owners: how to adapt and prepare your dog to be left for longer periods on their own


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Orangutan

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and read all about our newest projects, wildlife conservation centres and campaigns, and our global commitment to animals in distress. Our newsletter informs you about our work every month!


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Brown bear family rescued after years as hotel entertainment in Ukraine

Brown bear family rescued after years as hotel entertainment in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS has transferred two adult bears and their cub to BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr


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Asiatic black bear Cam

Rescue Cam

After being locked away behind iron bars, there is a bright future for the Asiatic black bear


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RIP Ivan-Asen

Farewell Ivan-Asen

The unexpected and very sudden loss of our precious lion


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Minks in a fur farm

Basic COVID-19 biosecurity measures ignored on EU fur farms

FOUR PAWS calls for an immediate EU-wide end of the fur industry


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Dog tied outside of shop

Keep Your Pets Safe from Theft

Stolen dogs are becoming a significant problem in many countries


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Bears Emma and Erich swimming at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Animal caretaker and administration supporter, Gerlinde Mairhofer, gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the Austrian bear sanctuary


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Bad keeping conditions of bears in Vietnam

Bear farming hotspot Hanoi

Over 160 bears still suffer in Vietnam’s capital despite bear bile ban


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Calves on Live Animal Transport

Live Animal Transport of Calves

Every year millions of 'unweaned' animals are transported within the EU to be reared for veal


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Cats

Five cats have arrived in the US safe and sound!

Lucky kitties that escaped the cruel cat meat trade last December are welcomed in the US


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Puppies

Frequently Asked Questions

About the illegal online puppy trade


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Cat in the grass

Ways to Prevent Cruelty to Animals

FOUR PAWS' recommendations to know how to spot and prevent companion animal cruelty 


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May 2021

Our updates and stories of May

Lion at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

#BehindTheScenes at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Curator Juno van Zon gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the big cat sanctuary


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Former circus bear Jambolina explores nature in the Swiss alps for the first time

Former circus bear Jambolina explores nature in the Swiss alps for the first time

FOUR PAWS brought Jambolina to Arosa Bear Sanctuary in December 2020


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Rabbit at the vet

Flystrike in Rabbits

How do you prevent and treat the dangerous disease in rabbits?


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Cat at home

Car Accidents Involving Cats

What to do when a cat is involved in a car accident 


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Bear Lady M.

Rescue Lady M.

Farewell to Lady M., the oldest bear under our care.


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Dog Moo

Rescue Moo

FOUR PAWS was able to turn his life around


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Rescued slaughterhouse dogs travel to find their forever home in the United States

Closing a House of Horror for Dogs in Cambodia

Rescued slaughterhouse dogs travel to find their forever home in the United States


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Therapy dog Bumi

Rescue Bumi

From the streets to a new human-animal bond in our Animal Assisted Intervention programme


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Bear behind bars

#CloseCruelCages

We reached 50,000 signatures!


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Dogs in Cambodia

“Historic opportunity for pandemic treaty must not be missed!”

FOUR PAWS calls on WHO member states to prevent future pandemics


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Ha Dong Market, Hanoi, Vietnam

One Welfare

The rise of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, reminds us how interconnected animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment are!


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Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary


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What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

Guide for dog lovers: What you can do if your dog has run away


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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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Group of lions at LIONSROCK

Animals in Groups

From gaggle to gaze, from troop to parade – discover the unusual and funny collective animal names


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Merino sheep

FOUR PAWS achieves a “hat-trick” with Puma

In the future, the German sports goods manufacturer will refrain from using uncertified wool of animal cruelty origin


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Lion Terez

Farewell Terez

Forever in our hearts – we say our goodbye to lion Terez


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Cow inside a truck on live animal transport

Progress at EU level for Live Animal Transport

Timeline of progressive steps as FOUR PAWS is working intensively to change existing legislation


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Sheep being transported via sea

Live Animal Transport by Sea

The long and torturous journeys as animals are shipped to their death


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Live animal transport at sea

Tragedies at Sea – Cartagena and Suez Canal

The suffering of the thousands of animals trapped onboard of livestock vessels


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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 behind bars

#CloseCruelCages

The two brown bears in a town park


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Rescue Lola

Rescue Lola

Chained for one year, dog Lola finally gets a chance in life


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April 2021

Our updates and stories of April

Veterinarian Dr Amir Khalil and Kaavan

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions


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Cat in a big pet bed

A Baby Is On the Way

Preparing your cat for the arrival of a new family member 


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Cat on balcony

Cat-proof Balcony

What you need to consider to keep your cat safe


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AAI dog Kaya

Preparing Dogs for Animal Assisted Interventions

How former stray animals are prepared to become therapy dogs and help people in need


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Cattle in the stable in Germany

The Animal Health Law and FOUR PAWS’ Work

On the 21st of April 2021, the Animal Health Law entered into force and will hopefully contribute to a more animal-friendly European Union


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Man with dog on a leash

Positive dog training

Dogs learn best with positive reinforcement 


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Dog

How to find a good dog training school

Dog/puppy training schools – what to look out for


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Six bears in concrete pits in Lovech Zoo!

#CloseCruelCages

See the FOUR PAWS report on zoos in Bulgaria


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Nhi Nho

Update bear Nhi Nho

Goodbye and forever in our hearts


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Treated as breeding machines, mother dogs are repeatedly impregnated.

The Illegal Puppy Trade

Abused as breeding machines


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Stray dogs in Ukraine

Hope for a Better Tomorrow for Strays

Three important projects to ending stray animal suffering in Eastern Europe


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March 2021

Our updates and stories of March

Sheeps and lambs on a farm with mulesing practice

The suffering of the lambs: Mutilated for luxury fashion

FOUR PAWS criticises animal cruelty at international fashion brands


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Colourful eggs

Tips for an animal-friendly Easter

Some Easter traditions and treats may have cruelty behind them


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Green soup

Green Spring-Cream Soup

Spring can taste so good!


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Rescue Xuan and Mo

Rescue Xuan and Mo

Kept in a basement, the Asiatic black bears were rescued from a life in darkness 


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17 years in a dark, windowless basement

17 years in a dark, windowless basement

FOUR PAWS rescues two former bile bears in Vietnam


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Deer Kalle at TIERART

Avoiding Wildlife Accidents

Guide for animal lovers: How to avoid wildlife accidents – and how to behave correctly in case of an emergency


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Campaigners in Spain

Haven of hell: At “best”, the Elbeik's 1,610 cattle are killed on site

FOUR PAWS speaks of a total failure of the European Union as well as the Spanish authorities


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Orphan Lestari

Rescue Lestari

The orangutan orphan recovering from trauma and learning how to enjoy her life again in the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL


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Pig in truck

One year on from COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic

But what is being done to prevent future pandemics?


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Pidgeon

Animal-Friendly Pigeon Repellent

Guide on wild animals: How to deal with them properly?


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Campaigners in Spain

After the tragedy of the "Karim Allah", the shipments from Spain are continuing

FOUR PAWS is on site in Cartagena and documents the cruel machinery


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Dog panting in the heat

Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  


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Pig farming

One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO:

FOUR PAWS calls on responsible organisations and governments to improve the human-animal relationship to prevent future pandemics


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Live animal transport of cattle

Tragedy at sea continues: The "Elbeik" sails back to the EU after an odyssey of almost three months with 1,776 cattle on board

FOUR PAWS already reported on the killing of the 895 young bulls of "Karim Allah" this Sunday


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Dog in slaughterhouse

Closing a House of Horror for Dogs in Cambodia

Saving the dogs and shutting down of the worst slaughterhouse in Cambodia


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Dog in small cage in slaughterhouse, Cambodia

One million dogs killed: FOUR PAWS closes major slaughterhouse in Cambodia, rescuing 16 dogs on site

Rescue comes a week after interception of 61 dogs in a minivan in Siem Reap


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February 2021

Our updates and stories of February

Kitten in the garden

Preparing Your Garden for Spring and Your Pets

FOUR PAWS' free downloadable guides on how to make your garden safe for animals


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elephant in circus

FOUR PAWS calls upon EU Commission for a ban of wild animals in circuses

Opinion poll shows majority of Europeans are against animal suffering in entertainment


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Mouse looking out a small wood house

Small mammals as pets

Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, and rats – only for committed families 


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Fast-food

FOUR PAWS convinces German fast-food chain dean&david to reduce meat

dean&david is rated the highest in the FOUR PAWS Atlas challenge ranking and are the first to sign the commitment which has kick-started the race for the rest to follow suit


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The Penjaga and Pengasuh

The Penjaga and Pengasuh

Meet the 'foster mothers' who are caring for the orphans of the Bornean rainforest


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Atlas Challenge – Fast-Food Chains

Fast-Food Chains

How are the fast-food chains* performing when it comes to meat and fish reduction and increasing plant-based food?


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Cages of laying hens

Dr Jane Goodall calls on EU to end cage farming across Europe

The letter to the European Commission is signed by more than 140 international scientists


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Dogs rescued

Slaughterhouse-bound minivan carrying 61 dogs intercepted in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS steps in to assist Cambodian authorities in first ever interception of dogs being taken for the dog meat trade


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Dog behind a fence

How to Get Your Dog Healthily Through the Winter Season

Road salt, gravel and snow - get your dog through the cold season despite the cold temperatures


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Fur fox

Internationally renowned sports brand Adidas joins fur-free initiative

FOUR PAWS welcomes newest member in the Fur Free Retailer program


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Vegan blueberry cake

Animal-Friendly Recipes

Eating delicious food doesn't have to involve animal suffering, check out our easy to prepare healthy recipes


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Dog in shelter

Despite COVID-19 restrictions: FOUR PAWS distributes 10 tonnes of food to starving animals in Lebanon

Hundreds of animals were left homeless after the devastating explosion in Beirut in August


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Rescue Stafida

Rescue Stafida

The miraculous survival of a dog who was struck by a train 


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Lion

FAQ's on Big Cat Rescue Missions

Learn more about how we help suffering big cats across the world


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Young bird

'Branchling' - Hands off Please!

Guide for animal lovers: what you can do for young wild animals


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Factory farming

Pandemics and Animal Welfare

Support our demands for a world of higher animal welfare!


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January 2021

Our updates and stories of January

Baby red squirrel being held in hand

Squirrel in Need

Guide for animal lovers: tips for saving squirrel babies


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Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared to continue to care for our animals


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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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Adoption

The Beauty of Adoption

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process - find out everything you need to know


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Rescue bear

Rescue of 7 Bile Bears

Update of our newest rescued bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 


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Dog during Carnival

Carnival: No Fun For Animals

FOUR PAWS gives tips on what pet owners should look out for


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Roe buck Ruffy

Rescue Ruffy

An orphaned roe fawn in a meadow who fought to live!


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Lion at LIONSROCK

10 Facts About Big Cats

How much do you know about these powerful feline predators? 


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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear


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Elephant Kaavan

The FOUR PAWS review 2020

Only with your help, this was possible. Watch the video! 


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Dog in the snow

When Your Dog Has a Cold

A guide for dog owners: swift recovery for dogs with a cold


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Stray dog in a shelter

Animal Welfare and COVID-19

What you need to know and what can you do?


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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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Mink in a fur farm

Call on all countries to ban fur farms!

End the cruel and deadly fur trade before it causes the next pandemic!


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Rabbit in snow

Rabbit Winter Care

A how-to guide to making your rabbit enclosure winter-proof


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