News ARchive

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

December 2023

Our updates and stories in December

A stray dog in the snow

Fireworks and Firecrackers Pose Danger to Animals and Environment

Animal welfare organisation calls for responsible New Year’s celebrations without fireworks


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Tracing the Trade

Tracing the Trade

The FOUR PAWS Model Solution for ending the illegal puppy trade


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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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Fox in a cage at a fur farm

It's Time to Close Fur Farms for Good!

The EU must listen to our voices – more than 1.5 million ask for a Fur Free Europe


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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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Cat inside a house

Cost of Living Crisis for Pet Owners

Cost of Living Crisis for Pet Owners


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Fox in the snow

A Kind Winter Wardrobe

FOUR PAWS Shopping Guide


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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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Cattle being live exported on ships

Live Animal Transport

Stop Cruel live animal Transports – Move the System, not the Animals!


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Thousands of chickens in a small broiler hall compleyx

First Ever Global Stocktake Fails the Road to 1.5 °C

FOUR PAWS concerned as role of food systems and animal welfare are neglected


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Geese in the snow

Achieving Animal Welfare in Fashion in 2023

Our top wins from the year, plus some tips on animal-friendly gift giving for the holidays


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Two lambs at a stable

7 Crucial Questions About Mulesing And Pain Relief

Shedding light on the silent suffering of mulesed sheep, and why mulesing with pain relief is far from the best long-term solution to dealing with flystrike


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Rambas transport crate

Rescue Tigress Ramba

Another victim of the ruthless tiger trade


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Elephants Noor Jehan and Mahubala at Karachi Zoo

Pakistan's Last Captive Elephants

A timeline of our actions to help the #KarachiElephants


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Cattle on transport truck

Statements on EU Animal Welfare Proposals

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS on today’s presentations of the European Commission on animal welfare-related topics


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White tigress Ramba is arriving at TIERART in Germany

FOUR PAWS Rescues Second White Tiger Cub in the Czech Republic

Ramba was illegally kept as a status symbol pet in a private home


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FOUR PAWS and Hoi An People's Committee have closed down a dog meat restaurant

Dog Meat Restaurant Closes in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS and Hoi An People’s Committee successfully worked together to end Dog and Cat Meat Trade


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November 2023

Our updates and stories in November

Pig farm

COP28 Marks Key Point for Climate Actions

FOUR PAWS urges a change in global food systems to prevent climate catastrophe as Global Stocktake establishes future course


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Investigation into the illegal puppy trade in Romania

Puppy Scammers Exposed

New FOUR PAWS report into international puppy trade exposes animal cruelty 


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Puppies of the illegal puppy trade

Puppy Scammers Exposed

FOUR PAWS’ investigation highlights how deceptive dealers cash in on the illegal puppy trade across Europe


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A white and brown dog behind rusty metal bars

South Korea Announces Ban on the Consumption of Dog Meat

In a historic move, South Korea is paving the way for other countries to follow suit


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A flock of sheep in South Africa

Big Names in Fashion Rated for Their Impact on Animals

Animal welfare is firmly on the agenda for many fashion brands, but turning this sentiment into action is the critical next step


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Woman with goats

Fashion Follows Trends: Animal Protection Still Not a Mainstream Piece

FOUR PAWS analysis of 100 major brands exposes critical gaps and poor performers in animal welfare


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Investigation into chicken farms in Italy

Intensive Animal Farming Fuels Deadly Risk of Antimicrobial Resistance

FOUR PAWS calls for collective action to tackle massive global health threat


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Dairy cattle in a barn in Germany

Cruel Practices in Farm Animal Husbandry

Modern farming systems are causing severe animal cruelty


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Starving lions in Sudan

FOUR PAWS Rescues Nearly 50 Wild Animals Trapped in Conflict Zone in Sudan

Starving lions, hyenas, and wildcats were relocated to temporary safe space


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Group of lions in Sudan

The Team Has Arrived in Sudan

Preparation of the next leg of the journey has started


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Altiagac Centre in Azerbaijan

FOUR PAWS Helps Rescued Bears in Azerbaijan

Wildlife experts prevent breeding and improve keeping conditions at rescue centre


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Cows in live animal transport

After King’s Speech: UK Will Ban Live Animal Exports

FOUR PAWS expects signal for animal welfare revision in next year’s EU elections


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Sheep

Free Trade Agreement Between EU and Australia Freezes

FOUR PAWS underlines importance of next year´s European elections for a revision of animal welfare legislation


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Bear Mascha shares a concrete cage with bear Felix.

Help for Bears in Slovenia

FOUR PAWS aims to expedite an end to the private keeping of bears in Slovenia


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Group of lions in Sudan

Emergency Rescue of Animals in Sudan

More than 30 animals desperately need to be evacuated from a conflict zone


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Bear Na in her cage on the bile farm

Rescue Bear Na

Previously held in a tiny cage, the female Asiatic black bear has finally arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh


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october 2023

Our updates and stories in October

Dog in a cage at a slaughterhouse

16,462 People Join Virtual 'Run For Millions' to End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

The event was held across Vietnam and organised by global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS


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Raccoon dog in Finland

Fur Bans

FOUR PAWS advocates for an end of fur farming


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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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Fox in a cage at a fur farm

It's Time to Close Fur Farms for Good!

The EU must listen to our voices – more than 1.5 million ask for a Fur Free Europe


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Sheep in a transport truck

Demand to Have an EU Commissioner for Animal Welfare

Over 300,000 EU citizens have signed a petition


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Tracing the Trade

Tracing the Trade

The FOUR PAWS Model Solution for ending the illegal puppy trade


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Poultry in a cage

Humanity Facing Worst Bird Flu Crisis

New study shows 250 million poultry have been culled around the world due to outbreak


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Pigs in a pig farm

Major EU Survey Shows Citizens Want Better Protections for Animals

The survey comes out just after the European Commission’s announcement of its 2024 plans which miss out key revisions of the animal welfare legislation


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Bear Na on her way to BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

20 Years of Suffering: FOUR PAWS Rescues Former Bile Bear

Without increased action, Vietnam’s remaining bile bears will continue to suffer and slowly die


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Poultry in factory farming

World Is “Not Prepared for Another Pandemic”

World Health Summit reiterates the need for a global pandemic accord


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Lion Nikola at FELIDA

Rescue Lion Nikola

Nikola is growing up into a strong and confident lion


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Pig farm - End the cage age

European Commission Set to Overlook Major Animal Welfare Reforms

Only one of the four-promised legislative proposals on animal welfare is set to be delivered


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Orangutan

Policies & Standards

Learn more about our principles and how we work at FOUR PAWS


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Two tigers cuddling

Your Legacy for Animals in Need

Save the date for the FOUR PAWS webinar


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White tigress Charlota

Rescue Tigress Charlota

The white tigress has moved into a bigger enclosure


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Mink in a cage

European Parliament Has First Hearing on Banning of Fur Farms

The European Citizens Initiative to outlaw fur farming across all EU Member States receives overwhelming support from three European Parliamentary key committees


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Animal Welfare Organisations Demand Promises to be Kept on New EU Laws

Animal Welfare Organisations Demand Promises to be Kept on New EU Laws

A demonstration outside the European Commission's headquarters saw speeches from key organisations MEPs urging the commission for stronger action


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Chickens in cage

End the Cage Age

Almost 1.4 million citizens have called to end the caging of farm animals in Europe


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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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A Global Stand Against the Dog and Cat Meat Trade!

A Global Stand Against the Dog and Cat Meat Trade!

Two Million Signatures show immense support to end the dog and cat meat trade worldwide


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European Commission Rows Back on Animal Welfare Reforms

European Commission Rows Back on Animal Welfare Reforms

The European Commission set to miss deadline to honour European Citizens' Initiative to End the Cage Age


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Elephant Madhubala

Ailing Elephant Madhubala in Desperate Need of a New Home

FOUR PAWS gave recommendations over a month ago but officials lack an answer


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September 2023

Our updates and stories in September

Sheep

400 International Fashion Brands oppose cruel wool

FOUR PAWS advocates for animal welfare at high-level industry event in Northern Italy


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Mink caged in a fur farm

Lithuanian Government Outlaws Fur Farms

The ban will begin in January 2027


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Stray puppies in Southeast Asia

World Rabies Day 2023

FOUR PAWS supports Vietnamese authorities with rabies vaccination drive


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Pigs at factory farming

World Leaders Call For Preventing Future Pandemics

The Political Declaration on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response must deliver


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Poultry in a slaughterhouse

2.6 million Birds Die in South Africa

The severe bird flu outbreak is causing the South African government to encourage farmers to step up biosecurity measures


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Mink Farm in Poland

BREAKING: Lithuanian Parliament Votes to Ban Fur Farming

If signed into law by the President, the ban will be implemented in 2027


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Happy cat

Being a Responsible Pet Owner

How to become your pet’s best friend? 


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Artic foxes at a fur farm

All Animals in Finland with Bird Flu to Be Culled

Finnish Food Authority announce new measures to tackle the spread of avian influenza


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FOUR PAWS joins global climate strike for animal welfare worldwide

FOUR PAWS Joins Global Climate Strike for Animal Welfare Worldwide

In light of recent weather extremes, cuts on meat and dairy are burningly needed


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European Commission Fails to Mention Animal Welfare Reforms

European Commission Fails to Mention Animal Welfare Reforms

FOUR PAWS expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s lack of ambition with animal welfare in this last address of its legislative mandate


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Chickens crammed together in a small cage

Billion Dollar Cost of the Global Bird Flu Outbreak

New report reveals animal losses and economic costs


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AAI dog Alice with her handler Antonia

Rescue Dog Alice

A story of healing and hope


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AAI dog Freya with a child in Bulgaria

Rescue Dog Freya

From rescued stray to beloved AAI team member


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Raccoon dog at a fur farm

Petition to Ban Fur Farming in Finland

50,000 people sign the demand within 24 hours


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Poultry at a slaughterhouse

Slaughtering of Farm Animals – Animal Welfare Issues

Even if there are many detailed legal requirements on how to deal with animals at the slaughterhouse, violations occur again and again 


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Pig looking through walls at a pig farm

Commercial Slaughtering of Farm Animals

Behind every meat consumed, there is always a living being that has been slaughtered


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Lion cub Vasylyna in Ukraine

Rescue Lioness Vasylyna

A young big cat in the middle of war


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Emergency Rescue of Bile Bear Khanh

The Quiet Suffering of Vietnam’s Bile Bears Continues

No hope for recovery: FOUR PAWS lost fight for bile bear’s life shortly after emergency rescue


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August 2023

Our updates and stories in August

Stray dog in Moldova

Stray Animal Care in Moldova

Bringing hope to Moldova’s strays


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Stray cat in Ukraine

Stray Animal Care in Ukraine

United for Ukraine’s homeless pets


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Cat laying in between leaves

Stray Animal Care in Bulgaria

Tackling Bulgaria’s stray animal challenge with compassion


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Stray dog in Constanta, Romania

Stray Animal Care in Romania

A journey towards humane dog population management


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New photos show culling on Finnish Fur Farms

New Photos Show Culling on Finnish Fur Farms

Bird flu outbreak sparks pandemic concerns 


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Peek & Cloppenburg Joins Fur Free Retailer Program

Peek & Cloppenburg Joins Fur Free Retailer Program

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS welcomes this recent decision


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Help for Stray Animals

Annual Report

Our work is based on transparency


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FOUR PAWS Returns to Karachi

Relocation of elephant Madhubala given green light by Mayor 


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Broiler chicken farm

Torture Breeding of Farm Animals

The suffering from traits as a result from highly specialised breeding


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Mink in a cage at a fur farm

Finland to Cull 120,000 Animals

A result of the latest bird flu outbreak


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Tiger mural in New York

Creating Art for Animal Advocacy

FOUR PAWS partners with artist Sonny Sundancer to paint a tiger mural in New York City


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Group of stray dogs

The Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return Approach

The only humane and sustainable solution to protect millions of stray dogs and cats worldwide


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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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Chicken

10 Facts About Chickens

There's a lot more to chickens than being simple egg and meat suppliers 


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Dog in Moldova

Stray Animal Care

Everything you need to know about homeless pets and our work for them


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A group of stray dogs infront of an old car

Stray Animals: Pets Without a Home

Often seen as nuisances but in need of love, help and care


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Restaurant bear Mark in Albania

Travel Kind on Holiday

Make sure animals don’t suffer in silence as seemingly harmless interactions are often problematic


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Tracing the Trade

Tracing the Trade

The FOUR PAWS Model Solution for ending the illegal puppy trade


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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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Cat at the vets

Bird Flu Virus Found in Cat Food in South Korea

Cat food was contaminated with avian influenza


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Mink in a cage at a fur farm

70,000 Animals to Be Killed in Finland

Announcement of Finnish Food Authority to prevent the spread of the bird flu


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Dog laying in a dog bed

Responsible Pet Ownership Programme

Why is it so important for Stray Animal Care?


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Painting of tiger mural in New York

Larger than Life Tiger Mural in New York

FOUR PAWS commissioned the piece to celebrate 50th anniversary of the U.S. Endangered Species Act


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Finnish Authorities Order Mink to Be Culled on Fur Farms

Mink to Be Culled on Fur Farms

Order of Finnish authorities after bird flu outbreak


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Cattle farm in Brazil

Faster Transformational Change for Agrifood Systems

UN Food Summit aims for transformation


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july 2023

Our updates and stories in July

Stray dog in Moldova

Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact

An essential component in the design of effective stray animal programmes


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Tiger Fangio

Rescue Tigers Fangio and Charly

After years of abuse at an illegal breeding farm in Argentina, the Bengal Tigers are now at home in Al Ma'wa


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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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Group of cats

Bird Flu Kills Nearly 40 Cats in South Korean Shelter

The South Korean government is planning on checks at animal protection centres in the whole country


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Tiger cub Charlota in the Czech Republic

Rescue Tigress Charlota

A victim of the ruthless tiger trade


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Asiatic black bear Tu Do

Rescue Bear Tu Do

The Asiatic black bear sadly passed away


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Mink

Animal Welfare for Sustainable Development at UN Event

Animal welfare groups advocated for the recognition of animals' pivotal role in communities


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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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Dog Kasper

Rescue Dog Kasper

The brave survivor from Moldova


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cub petting

Big Cats on Breeding Farms

The truth behind the tourist attraction of cuddling and walking with a lion cub


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dogs in a cage

Animal Welfare Groups Host Reception on Sustainable Development at UN Economic and Social Council

Accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a key topic for the group


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Outbreak of Bird Flu on Finnish Fur Farms “Major Cause for Concern”

Outbreak of Bird Flu on Finnish Fur Farms

Leading animal welfare organisation says the bird flu outbreak in Finland part of a wider problem across Europe


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Taming Fashion Report

Taming Fashion

A two-part Wear it Kind sustainability report, outlining the steps that brands can take to produce animal-free fashion and lessen their impact on the planet.


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Taming Fashion: Choosing Kindness in the Fashion Industry

Choosing Kindness in the Fashion Industry

FOUR PAWS’ new report reveals true costs for animals and climate and future-fit alternatives to fur and other animal-derived materials 


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Factory farming of calves in Spain

UN Food Security Report: 122M More Pushed into Hunger

Animal welfare organisation calls for an overhaul of global food systems to tackle the problem


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Cow in a transport truck

Heat Trap for Cows and Pigs

Recognise suffering of transported animals and take action


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Dogs

Bird Flu Outbreak Continues Across Europe

Italian veterinary services have confirmed that five dogs and one cat in Brescia have been diagnosed with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)


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#ProtectMillions

FOUR PAWS Calls Upon the US and UK to #ProtectMillions

Today, global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS launched its most ambitious campaign action yet, to end the dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam


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Factory farmed pigs

EU Votes for Watered Down Environmental Act

FOUR PAWS calls the decision “disappointing” and “regressive”


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“Horrifying” Investigation Shows the Dark Side of Diary Farms

Investigation Shows Horrific Side of Dairy Farms

FOUR PAWS calls for a full and independent report into the documentary's findings 


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Dairy cows

FOUR PAWS Says that Governments “Must Intensify Their Efforts”

If global food security and environmental targets are to be met


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Broiler chickens

New EU Soil Law Must Not Ignore Livestock Farming

FOUR PAWS welcomes the adoption of the proposal for an EU Soil Law but brings attention to the absence of provisions on livestock farming


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Chickens in a cage

A New Outbreak of Bird Flu in Poland Kills Nine Cats

Global animal welfare organisation calls the situation “deeply worrying”


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June 2023

Our updates and stories in June

Fox at TIERART

EU Member States Call for a Fur Free Europe

Austria, Germany and the Netherlands led calls to support for a ban on fur farming


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Orangutan Tegar at FOREST SCHOOL

Orangutans and Leaves

The primates of the forest love to cover their heads with leaves, but why?


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Nike just did it and says “no” to the mutilation of lambs

Nike Says “No” to the Mutilation of Lambs

FOUR PAWS welcomes step towards higher animal welfare by switching to certified wool


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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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Dogs outside

Pets in Hot Weather

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


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Live Animal Transport

FAQs on Live Animal Transport

What you should know about animal transport


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Racccoon dog at TIERART

High-End Parisian Designer Goes Fur Free

FOUR PAWS helps design ba&sh animal welfare policy


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Bears Dasha and Lelya at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Bear Siblings Dasha and Lelya Start Again in Germany

FOUR PAWS transferred the former restaurant bears to BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz


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Bears in Ukraine

Support Ukraine

Support our work and help animals


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Cattle inside a barn

Into the Ashes

The devastating loss of life of animals in barn fires


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Bears Dasha and Lelya

Bears Dasha & Lelya arrived in Germany

The sisters are exploring their new home


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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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Fox in a cage at a fur farm

It's Time to Close Fur Farms for Good!

The EU must listen to our voices – more than 1.5 million ask for a Fur Free Europe


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FOUR PAWS Warns of Inaction Taken by Governments Regarding Climate Change

FOUR PAWS had hoped that negotiations would finally recognise the need for a holistic approach to food systems


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Raccoon dogs in a cage at a fur farm

EU Has the Chance to Ban Fur Farms Once and For All

Over One Million EU Citizens Say They Want Fur Farms to be Outlawed Across All Member States


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Lions and tigers at a farm in South Africa

Paid Interactions Fuel Exploitative Big Cat Farming in South Africa

FOUR PAWS warns of tourist attractions that cruelly profit off big cats


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Factory farmed cows

OECD Calls Upon Businesses to Uphold Animal Welfare Standards in its Updated Guidelines

For the first time ever the international policy platform has included animal welfare it is RBC guidelines


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Orangutan orphan eating termites

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

Before our rescued orangutans can be reintroduced into the wild, some vital skills are needed to ensure their survival


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Lioness Vasylyna at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Lioness from Illegal Private Keeping Arrives at Species-Appropriate Home

FOUR PAWS brings lioness Vasylyna to its FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary in the Netherlands


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Lion cub Vasylyna in Ukraine

Rescue Lioness Vasylyna

A young big cat in the middle of war


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Market in Southeast Asia

World Health Organisation Pandemic Treaty Being “Watered Down”

FOUR PAWS and other health, environmental and conservational organisations encourage governments to not renege on delivering key pandemic treaty fulfilments


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FOUR PAWS team Stray Animal Care action

Emergency Help to Animals in Ukraine After Severe Flooding

FOUR PAWS is sending pet food and cages to help animals affected by the catastrophe


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Tiger from Argentina is settling in

Tigers from Illegal Breeding Farm Settle in at New Home in Jordan

FOUR PAWS is willing to support further in Argentina, improving the lives of captive big cats


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Puppy

How to Find a Responsible Breeder

Thinking about buying a puppy? Follow these steps! 


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Baby goat with mother goat

World Milk Day

FOUR PAWS investigates more animal welfare on French goat farms


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May 2023

Our updates and stories in May

Bear Vini at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina Celebrates a Decade of Rescuing and Protecting Bears

The FOUR PAWS-run wild animal sanctuary in Kosovo currently houses 20 rescued bears


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Group of lions and tigers at a breeding facility

Barely Wild

Inside the big cat farming industry for tourism


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Critical tiger rescue in Argentina

Critical Tiger Rescue in Argentina

FOUR PAWS en route to bring two tigers rescued from illegal breeding farm to wildlife sanctuary in Jordan


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Argentina rescue mission: A new life for tigers in Al Ma'wa in Jordan

Save the Outsiders

These tigers deserve a better life


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Rebecca Picallo Gil, FOUR PAWS mulesing campaigner

Global Fashion Companies Publicly Call on the Australian Wool Industry to End Mulesing

FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry


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Happy and healthy Dushi

The Transformation of a Rescued Wild Animal

After being rescued, many of our animals go through a mental and physical transformation


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Dairy cow

Mother´s Day: Chocolate Companies Show no Sweetness to Dairy Cows and Calves

FOUR PAWS ranks Mars, Nestlé & Co. with regards to dairy reduction strategies


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Chocolates

Chocolate Companies

Which leading chocolate companies focus on animal welfare, climate and binding dairy reduction strategies? 


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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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Bears kissing

Tips for a Loving Mother's Day

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


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April 2023

Our updates and stories in April

Bear Mark at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Bear Mark Enjoys his First Bath at Austrian Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS rescued Mark in December 2022 and brought him to its BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach


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Elephants Noor Jehan and Mahubala at Karachi Zoo

Pakistan's Last Captive Elephants

A timeline of our actions to help the #KarachiElephants


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Virtual Run for Millions to end the dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam

Virtual Run for Millions (April-October)

Support an end to the cruel dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam


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Bear Misha at BEAR SANCTUARY Domzhyr

FAQs on the Situation in Ukraine

The war is also affecting animals – how you can support


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Elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan

Elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan Has Died

FOUR PAWS experts worked tirelessly to help save her life


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FOUR PAWS Report: Meat is "Eating up the planet"

FOUR PAWS New Report on Earth Day: Meat Is “Eating up the Planet”

Europe has surpassed the bearable meat consumption already by April 


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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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Live Animal Transport

Severe Deficiencies in Live Animal Transport Practices

European Court of Auditors demand for urgent change


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Cat lying on grass

Plants That Are Dangerous to Pets

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


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Bear Mark at Arbesbach looking out of his den

Bear Mark and the marten

Update on Mark and his new life at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach in Austria


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Dog Shark

Rescue Dogs Akio, Rhodey, Elli, Shark, Wanda

Rescued from the dog meat trade, 5 heroes await new homes in Switzerland 


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Dog lying in the gras

Correctly Remove Ticks

Due to the mild weather, ticks are now active almost all year round


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Cat in the grass

Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats


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Pigeon

Animal-Friendly Pigeon Repellent

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


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Hedgehog in the undergrowth

Easter Bonfires Can Be a Deadly Fate for Wild Animals

FOUR PAWS advises: Only pile up firing piles shortly before lighting


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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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Dr Amil Khalil with elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo

Expert Vet Team Successfully Treats Suffering Elephant

FOUR PAWS in Pakistan: “With proper care, rehabilitation is possible for Noor Jehan”


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Bear Michal and Tapsi

March Napness

Which bear will be the champion of sleep?


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Elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS to Help Suffering Elephant Noor Jehan

Two of Pakistan’s last four captive African elephants at Karachi Zoo live in dire conditions despite expert recommendation for relocation


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Two stray dogs at Doctor Vet Shelter in Moldova

World Stray Animals Day 2023

FOUR PAWS' Stray Animal Care project in Moldova


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Stray dog in Moldova

Hope for Moldova's Stray Dogs

A blog post by photographer and animal advocate Sophie Gamand


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Group of young hares

Do Not Disturb Young Hares

Tips on how to help young wild animals


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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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Baby red squirrel being held in hand

Squirrel in Need

Guide for animal lovers: tips for saving squirrel babies


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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

Moulting: Dogs & Cats

Advice for pet owners: expect a 'hairy' spring and autumn


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Dog on leash

Springtime: Keep your Dog on a Leash

Let wild animals raise their babies in peace


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March 2023

Our updates and stories in March

Mink

Global Fashion Brands Demand EU-Wide Fur Ban

Written Statement to the European Commission


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SAC activities in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS Stray Animal Care in Ukraine

Sterilisation and treatment of 140 cats and dogs at one of the biggest shelters in the Kyiv region


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Campaign to end the dog and cat meat trade

Campaigners and A-List Actors Celebrate as Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

Authorities ban trade to tackle rabies and animal cruelty


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CUGH 2023 In-person Satellite Session

How the pandemic instrument can prevent pandemics and enable equity


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Cat in Germany

Spring Is Here – And It’s Mating Time for Cats

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period


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Vegetables on a table

Animal-Friendly Diets at the Office

Is your workplace committed to cultivating a plant-based diet?


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Bears in Ukraine

Support Ukraine

Support our work and help animals


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Kitten in the garden

Preparing Your Garden for Spring and Your Pets

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


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Tiger

Circuses Without Wild Animals

Bans or restrictions on the keeping of animals in circuses


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FOUR PAWS Emergency Relief Efforts for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

FOUR PAWS Continues Emergency Relief Efforts for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

Crucial need for animal food and veterinary care after devastating earthquakes


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FOUR PAWS earthquake relief in Syria

Seven Hours in Syria to Deliver Aid for Animals

The Mission team travels to Jindires, where residents are desperate for support following the earthquakes


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Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

A-List Hollywood actors alongside global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS celebrate “watershed” moment in the campaign to end the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia


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Child holding baby goat at small farm in Türkiye

Saving Lives and Livelihoods in Rural Türkiye

FOUR PAWS' relief efforts to help animals in the earthquake zones


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Lions Kandaka and Mansour

Rescue Lions Kandaka and Mansour

After two years of meticulous preparations, the big cats arrived at their new home at Al Maꞌwa Wildlife Reserve


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Former ‘Train Tigers’ settled in one year after their intercontinental journey from Argentina to South Africa

Former ‘Train Tigers’ One Year Later at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS rescued four tigers in 2022 after more than 15 years in a train carriage


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Lions at LIONSROCK

Rescue Lions #GoldenPride

Ten lions were transferred from the Gauteng Province of South Africa to LIONSROCK


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Bear Michal and Tapsi

March Napness

Which bear will be the champion of sleep?


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Cat Chapi

Rescue Cat Chapi and His Siblings

Saved from the streets, miracle kittens found special care


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Cat Leo survived 18 days under the rubble

Emergency Relief for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

FOUR PAWS provides food and veterinary care for animals affected by the recent earthquakes


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February 2023

Our updates and stories in February

Stray dogs in Chișinău, Moldova

Setting the Record Straight on Spaying/Neutering Myths

World Spay Day advocates spaying and neutering as a proven means of saving lives


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Raccoon dogs at a fur farm in Poland

Open Letter: NGOs Stress the Need for the Treaty to Focus on Preventing Future Pandemics

Several NGOs urge WHO and Member States to put animal welfare at the centre of WHO Pandemic Treaty


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Cat in Ukraine

Ukraine: One Year into War and Animal Welfare Efforts Intensify

FOUR PAWS latest help focuses on protecting stray cats in five cities in Ukraine


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People standing on the rubble of destroyed buildings in Antakya, southern Türkiye

Race Against Time: Animals in Urgent Need after Massive Earthquakes in Middle East

FOUR PAWS and partner NGOs deliver vital support to dogs, cats and farm animals


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Help for animals in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria

Earthquake Relief for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

Help for animals in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria


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Bears in Ukraine

Support Ukraine

Support our work and help animals


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Arctic fow Wukk sitting on a rock in the outdoor enclosure at TIERART

Rescue Fox Wukk

A bundle of energy rescued from private keeping


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Bears Amelia and Meimo at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

Love is in the Air

Meet the happy rescued animal couples who call our sanctuaries home


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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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Husky lying in the snow on a mountain

Winter Hikes With Your Dog

Essential tips on enjoying safe hiking adventures with your dog


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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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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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Lion at LIONSROCK

#BreakTheViciousCycle Milestones

Celebrating achievements and accomplishments in the fight against the big cat trade in South Africa


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Tiger Shevar at LIONSROCK

South Africa wants better protection for big cats

94% of South Africans say big cats should be better protected by the country’s laws and regulations


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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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Bear Mark behind bars

Rescue Bear Mark

After 20 years in a tiny cage, Albania's last restaurant bear is finally free


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January 2023

Our updates and stories in January

Mind in a cage

Famous Italian Luxury Clothing Brand Goes Fur Free

Global Animal Welfare Organisation Welcomes Yet Another Luxury Brand to Go Fur Free


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Pigs being transported

Animal Welfare is a 'High Priority' for EU

Commissioner tells member states


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#TrainTigers in the train wagon in Argentina

Rescue Tigers Mafalda, Sandro, Gustavo and Messi

#TrainTigers from Argentina no longer have to live in a train


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Lions Kandaka and Mansour

Rescue Lions Kandaka and Mansour

After two years of meticulous preparations, the big cats arrived at their new home at Al Maꞌwa Wildlife Reserve


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Raccoon dog. Investigation into fur farms in Finland.

Shocking Film of Injured, Diseased and Cannibal Foxes on Finnish Fur Farms

Exposé comes as more than 1.3 million EU citizens so far have signed the EU-wide petition for a #FurFreeEurope


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Sheep in live transport

EU Member States Propose Weak Revision of Animal Transport Legislation

FOUR PAWS alarmed, calling on EU Agricultural Ministers to stop suffering of livestock


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A hedgehog sitting in straw

Found a Hedgehog – What now?

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


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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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Bear Mark behind bars

Rescue Bear Mark

After 20 years in a tiny cage, Albania's last restaurant bear is finally free


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Husky lying in the snow on a mountain

Winter Hikes With Your Dog

Essential tips on enjoying safe hiking adventures with your dog


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Juno Marlina in the forest

Rescue Orangutan Juno Marlina

Recovering from being kept as a pet in a tiny cage


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Stray puppies on the streets of India

International Impact with Strong Partnerships

We are able to help more animals in India and around the globe


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LIONSROCK reception

FOUR PAWS reopens LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

State-of-the-art ethical tourism and animal welfare education in South Africa


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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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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 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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Dogs behind bars

The Harmful Consequences Caused by Pet Abandonment

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


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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 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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Cat Kisa is sitting under a car

The Story of Cat Kisa

Support even in the most difficult times – Project Kishka


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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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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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Animals as 'Therapists'

Animals as 'Therapists'

The positive effects of animal-assisted interventions


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Argentinian Train Tigers arriving at LIONSROCK

2022 Rescues & Milestones

Take a look back at all we have accomplished together!


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Chickens in a barn

New Year’s Resolution

For the animals, the planet and for you


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Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings

and a Happy New Year


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Bear cub Andor

News 2022

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