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Lioness Geena arrives at LIONSROCK

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

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

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Raccoon dog at a fur farm

Copenhagen Fashion Week Goes Fur Free

A historic moment for the fashion industry in Denmark

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

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

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

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Minks at a fur farm

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

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

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Sick dog with his owner

Buying a puppy online comes with high risks

FOUR PAWS warns of the dangers of buying a puppy online 

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Investigation into calf farms in Spain, 2021

Meat sales over climate goals for European food retailers

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

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FOUR PAWS Pandemic Rountable

Animal Welfare Organisations, Member States and Experts Call For A 'One Health' Approach To Prevent The Next Pandemic

More than 20 Member States of the United Nations participated in the high-level policy round table discussion on Preventing the Next Pandemic hosted by FOUR PAWS in Geneva

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Mink in a cage at a fur farm

A-List Actors Support Animal Welfare Campaign

Actors Brian Cox CBE and Thuso Mbedu are throwing their weight behind a FOUR PAWS campaign which is calling upon governments to prioritise animal welfare policies to prevent the next pandemic

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Merino sheep on a field

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

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

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Lion cub Nikola at his new outdoor enclosure at FELIDA

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

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

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Dog in a cage for the DCMT in Indonesia

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

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

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Therapy dog Busia

Former stray dog Busia assists therapy for recovering soldiers in Ukraine

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

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Nike action in Belgium

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

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

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Dog in the destroyed town of Bucha

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

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

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

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

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

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Chihuahua puppy

Tackling the illegal puppy trade in Europe

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

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Bear Sam on his way to Arosa Bear Sanctuary

From North Macedonia to Switzerland

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

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Bear cubs Bé and Em at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

Bear cubs tied in sack and offered for sale in Vietnam

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

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Fox in a cage at a fur farm

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

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

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Belitsa exhibition at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa – 20 year anniversary and a new name

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

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

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

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

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Athlete

New brutal mulesing footage puts pressure on Nike

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

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Dog Meat Market Indonesia

Dog Trafficker in Indonesia Sentenced to Record Jail Term

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

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Merino sheep on a pasture

Cruel wool in sportswear is in high season

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

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Live cattle transport

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

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

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

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

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

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Stray animal care in Ukraine

UPAW keeps delivering tonnes of food to animal shelters in Ukraine

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

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Argentinian Train tigers settling into their first enclosure at LIONSROCK

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

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

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Bear Vova before rescue

Animal welfare efforts continue even in times of war

FOUR PAWS rescues former ‘restaurant bear’ in Ukraine

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UPAW emergency feeding in Ukraine

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

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

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Hens

Tenth Annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare:

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

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Dog in cage

FOUR PAWS undercover investigation shows cruel dog meat trade in Indonesia

Umbrella organisation condemn investigation that reveals dogs sold for meat alongside bats, snakes and wild boar in Sulawesi “extreme” wet markets despite disease risk

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Argentinian Train Tigers arriving at LIONSROCK

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

FOUR PAWS transfers­ four rescued tigers to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 

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‘Train tigers’ fly towards better life:

‘Train tigers’ fly towards better life:

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

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Emergency transfer of five bears

Emergency transfer of five bears in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS takes in animals from partner organisation in Kyiv region

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

FOUR PAWS: Animal welfare in times of war continues

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

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Cow and calf

Historic animal welfare resolution adopted at United Nations Environment Assembly

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

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Sheep in a barn

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

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

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Broiler chicken farm investigation in 2020, England.

EU Animal Welfare Report Fails to Address Key Issues

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

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Tiger behind bars in the train wagon

Stuck in an abandoned train carriage in Argentina for 15 years

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

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

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

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

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Cattle

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

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

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A tiger kept in a small cage

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

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

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A tiger kept in a small cage

‘Year of the Tiger?’:

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

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Mink

Dolce&Gabbana Goes Fur-Free

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

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Fox Zoe

Moncler drops animal fur and joins Fur Free Retailer

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

FOUR PAWS publishes the latest Animal Welfare in Fashion report

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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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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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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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Fur farm in Finland

NGOs Call on Governments to Greenlight Global Pandemic Treaty

Civil Society groups push for a Pandemic Treaty at a special session of the World Health Assembly

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fur foxes

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

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS, alongside The Fur Free Alliance, handed over more than 880,000 signatures to Italy’s G20 delegation calling for urgent global action on fur farming at the upcoming G20 Summit in Rome later this month

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dog in shelter

Overcrowded shelters and out-of-control stray dog population in Moldova

FOUR PAWS provides over 60,000 meals for starving dogs and rescues puppies in urgent need of care

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FOUR PAWS team with a rescued cat

For the first time FOUR PAWS closes a cat meat restaurant and slaughterhouse in Vietnam

25 animals rescued before brutal slaughter in the country’s so-called cat meat capital

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Bear Jambolina arrives at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

From the bleak Ukrainian circus to the snowy Swiss Alps

FOUR PAWS brings bear Jambolina to her new home at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

One million signatures to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

FOUR PAWS receives global support in fight against the cruel trade

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Kaavan interacts with another elephant

Loneliest elephant in the world arrives in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS safely transfers Kaavan from Pakistan to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

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Transfer of Elephant Kaavan

From the loneliest to the luckiest elephant: Kaavan takes off for Cambodia

For the first time FOUR PAWS moves an elephant by air

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President and First Lady of Pakistan bid farewell to elephant Kaavan

President and First Lady of Pakistan bid farewell to elephant Kaavan

Days ahead of FOUR PAWS' first ever elephant transfer

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Rare golden Asiatic black bear among seven rescued bile bears in Vietnam

Rare golden Asiatic black bear among seven rescued bile bears in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS provides forever home for long-suffering bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh 

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Investigation into Tiger Mafia

Exposed: How the tiger mafia in Asia and Europe trades with endangered big cats

FOUR PAWS hosts world premiere of wildlife crime investigator Karl Ammann’s new documentary 

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Dogs in a cage

Key tourism operators join the fight against the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

FOUR PAWS reveals impact of the dog and cat meat trade on tourism at World Travel Market event 

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Transfer of bear Teddy

After years of suffering, bear Teddy gets the life he deserves in Bulgaria

FOUR PAWS rescues brown bear in North Macedonia and transfers him to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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Elephant Kaavan will soon leave Pakistan

Pakistan’s last Asian elephant leaves for Cambodia in late November

The Islamabad High Court assigns FOUR PAWS with the relocation of lonely Kaavan

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Farmed rabbits in cages, Italy

Historic success: 1.4 million “End the Cage Age” signatures handed in to EU Commission

FOUR PAWS applauds third highest signature count in the history of European Citizens’ Initiatives

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White lion cub involved in car accident to be returned to private owner in Spain

FOUR PAWS criticises negligent action by German authorities 

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Rescue bears Leo and Melanka

FOUR PAWS rescues ‘President Bears’ Leo and Melanka in Ukraine

After 14 years of captivity at presidential residence, a new life awaits them at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Elephant Kaavan

Green light for the rescue of the world's loneliest elephant

FOUR PAWS medical examination shows that elephant Kaavan is fit to be relocated

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Mink at a fur farm

After Coronavirus-Outbreak, Dutch Parliament votes to shut down mink farms

FOUR PAWS expects Dutch decision is game-changer for global fur farming

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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation

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The cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': The rampant cat meat trade in Vietnam

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade

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Pigs in stable

FOUR PAWS publishes meat-reduction-ranking on food producers

FRoSTA scored highest in FOUR PAWS ‘Atlas Challenge’ and first to sign commitment

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Live animal transport in Europe

EU Member States take action against legal violations on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS warns that without a comprehensive EU-wide solution, violations will continue

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FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

The cubs arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh days before Vietnam announces ban on all wildlife trade

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Tiger rescue in Germany and transfer to TIERART

Two former circus tigers retire to species-appropriate home in Germany

FOUR PAWS transfers Jill and Sahib to Animal and Species Protection Centre TIERART

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Bear rescue Vietnam amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Bear rescue amidst COVID-19 pandemic

FOUR PAWS provides species-appropriate home for two bears in Vietnam

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Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap becomes the first province to ban dog meat in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS applauds local government for reacting to its year-long investigations

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Dogs crammed into cages for dog meat

Dog meat festival takes place in China despite new regulation that protects dogs

FOUR PAWS regards the celebrations in Yulin as a threat to animals and public health

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Live cattle at the Turkish border

EU Parliament votes for Committee of Inquiry on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS applauds milestone decision in favour of animal welfare

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Bear cub kept as restaurant entertainment in Albania

Illegal wildlife trade in Albania is out of control

FOUR PAWS discovers bears, wolves, eagles and monkeys for sale on online portals 

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Starving animals in Bali

Stray animals are starving due to collapse of tourism in Bali

FOUR PAWS teams up with Bali Animal Welfare to feed stray dogs and cats

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Dog in cage

China bans the selling of dog and cat meat

FOUR PAWS calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam to follow China’s example

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Cub Mochi finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

FOUR PAWS rescues bear cub from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

Cub Mochi finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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Orphaned orangutan rescued by FOUR PAWS

Baby orangutan crammed into a sack and tied to a motorcycle

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL takes traumatised ape orphan into safe custody

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Mink at a fur farm

COVID-19 detected on Dutch mink farms

FOUR PAWS demands ban on fur farms

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Dog at home

Pets and life after COVID-19 lockdown

FOUR PAWS advises how to prepare pets for a normal routine again

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Tiger behind bars

The Tiger Kings in Europe

FOUR PAWS releases new report unveiling out-of-control captive tiger trade

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FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption

Coronavirus lockdown: The perfect time to get a pet?

FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption

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COVID-19: NGOs call on World Health Organisation to help stop next pandemic

Ban on global wildlife markets could prevent such health crises in the future

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Dog and cat meat trade in the time of the COVID-19 epidemic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

While China bans dog and cat meat, trade in Southeast Asia is thriving

FOUR PAWS reveals new dog and cat meat trend amongst global pandemic

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Non-mulesing Sheep

100 textile brands against mulesing

FOUR PAWS urges fashion industry to demand cruelty-free wool

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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger the great apes 

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Dogs in a cage

European Parliament requests mandatory registration of all dogs and cats to combat illegal pet trade

FOUR PAWS welcomes the progressive decision in favour of animal welfare 

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Dogs in a cage

Ten million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat in Southeast Asia yearly

According to new FOUR PAWS report, trade continues to thrive despite severe risk to public health 

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starving lions

FOUR PAWS cares for starving animals in Sudan

Four lions have already lost two thirds of their natural body weight

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FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance warn against 'WelFur' animal welfare label

Fur production is responsible for the painful death of millions of animals every year

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Rescued sheep arrive at new home

FOUR PAWS provides new home for sheep rescued from capsized ship in Romania

180 sheep out of 14,000 survived due to tireless rescue efforts

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140-kilo bear found stuffed inside taxi in Vietnam

140-kilo bear found stuffed inside taxi in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS provides emergency care and new home for distressed bear

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2,275 stray animals treated in Ukraine in 2019

2,275 stray animals treated in Ukraine in 2019

FOUR PAWS Stray Animal Care project improves animal welfare and reduces rabies risk

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Bear behind bars

FOUR PAWS rescues senior bear in Vietnam after three decades in tiny cage

Bear Ben finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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FOUR PAWS takes care of neglected zoo animals in Lebanon

FOUR PAWS takes care of neglected zoo animals in Lebanon

Animals urgently need food and medical treatment

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After ship accident: Romania plans to suspend live exports to third countries

After ship accident: Romania plans to suspend live exports to third countries

FOUR PAWS continues to fight for safe shelter for surviving sheep 

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The race against time: 228 sheep already rescued from capsized ship in Romania

The race against time: 228 sheep already rescued from capsized ship in Romania

FOUR PAWS’ partner drilled holes in ship's side – rescue mission continues today

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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia

Two of the rescued dogs were locked in a cage for years, witnessing the slaughter of thousands of other dogs

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Dasha & Lelya

FOUR PAWS rescues two brown bears kept as tourist attraction in Ukraine

Dasha and Lelya find forever home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Premium cheese from poor conditions

Premium cheese from poor conditions

Footage obtained by FOUR PAWS once again reveals complaints with Italy’s buffalo farms

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Rescued German tigers arrive at big cat sanctuary in South Africa

Rescued German tigers arrive at big cat sanctuary in South Africa

FOUR PAWS relocates two tiger trade victims from its big cat centre TIERART to LIONSROCK

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FOUR PAWS exposes lucrative trade in tigers in Lithuania

Undercover footage shows how tiger cubs are offered for sale 

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Orangutan orphan Gerhana

Sensation at FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo

Orangutan orphan Gerhana thrives despite living with a bullet in his body

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World Rabies Day: The ultimate fight against rabies in Myanmar continues

World Rabies Day: The ultimate fight against rabies in Myanmar continues

FOUR PAWS long-term project aims to vaccinate one million animals by 2022

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Romania to allow unrestricted killing of brown bears

Romania to allow unrestricted killing of brown bears

FOUR PAWS calls on Romanian Chamber of Deputies to reject new law and protect its wild bear population 

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Biggest FOUR PAWS mission in Vietnam: Seven bile bears rescued from cruel captivity

Biggest FOUR PAWS mission in Vietnam: Seven bile bears rescued from cruel captivity

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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Bullet particles discovered in three-legged bear

Bullet particles discovered in three-legged bear

FOUR PAWS found a new home for Dushi in Germany after rescue from Albanian horror zoo

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Elephant riding and tiger selfies: Ruthless tourism in the heart of Europe

Elephant riding and tiger selfies: Ruthless tourism in the heart of Europe

FOUR PAWS investigations reveal the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment in Germany, Spain, France and the Czech Republic

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Cuddling kills: FOUR PAWS warns tourists to avoid cruel lion petting farms

FOUR PAWS warns tourists to avoid cruel lion petting farms

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FOUR PAWS demands: No animal torture deals with the USA

EU wants to import more beef from the USA 

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Orphaned cheetahs in need of food and supplies

29 orphaned cheetahs in Somaliland in need of food and supplies

FOUR PAWS contributes to conservation efforts of Africa’s most endangered big cat

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Two of the last illegally kept brown bears in Croatia have found a new home

Two of the last illegally kept brown bears in Croatia have found a new home

FOUR PAWS rescues and transfers Suzana and Bruno to Croatian bear refuge

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Anonymous and dangerous: Illegal puppy dealers to be evicted from online classifieds

Anonymous and dangerous: Illegal puppy dealers to be evicted from online classifieds

FOUR PAWS proposes EU model solution for traceability of dogs

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Bear cub in BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

The bear is now safe at species-appropriate BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

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Ruthless Czech tiger trader walks free after suspended sentence

FOUR PAWS calls on the European Commission to finally ban tiger trade

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Vietnam: Lives of two rescued bear cubs are saved

Vietnam: Lives of two rescued bear cubs are saved

Mi and Tam delight animal keepers in FOUR PAWS’ BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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Rescued lions from Albanian horror zoo arrive at new home

FOUR PAWS brings Lenci, Zhaku and Bobby to Dutch sanctuary, FELIDA

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Freedom for three orphaned bear siblings in Bulgaria

Freedom for three orphaned bear siblings in Bulgaria

FOUR PAWS helps to release bear trio into the wild after a year of preparation 

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Brown bear cub Andre when rescued

Kosovar government keeps orphaned bear cub in filthy basement

FOUR PAWS calls on authorities to hand over brown bear

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Two lions rescued from Gaza arrive at FOUR PAWS sanctuary in South Africa

Two lions rescued from Gaza arrive at FOUR PAWS sanctuary in South Africa

Motan and Pisa finally get the chance to heal from their difficult past at LIONSROCK

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A new chapter for Dushi

A new chapter for Dushi

FOUR PAWS brings three-legged bear from Albanian zoo to Germany

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Gaza Strip rescue mission

FOUR PAWS rescues 47 zoo animals from the Gaza Strip

The animals are taken to sanctuaries in Jordan and South Africa

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Tiger Caruso finds his happy ending at LIONSROCK

Tiger Caruso finds his happy ending at LIONSROCK

FOUR PAWS transfers cruelly traded tiger from Netherlands to South Africa

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Escalation in Gaza: FOUR PAWS must postpone rescue mission

Escalation in Gaza: FOUR PAWS must postpone rescue mission

Over 40 zoo animals will be evacuated once the situation is safe for the rescue team

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FOUR PAWS to rescue over 40 animals from Rafah Zoo in Gaza

FOUR PAWS to rescue over 40 animals from Rafah Zoo in Gaza

The evacuation and relocation of the suffering zoo animals begins late March

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FOUR PAWS rescues five bears from agonising conditions in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues five bears from agonising conditions in Vietnam

The bears have found a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

Hundreds of animals still suffer on bear farms

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British actor Peter Egan visits “sickening horrors” of North Sulawesi’s brutal dog and cat meat markets, calls on Indonesian government to take action

British actor Peter Egan visits “sickening horrors” of North Sulawesi’s brutal dog and cat meat markets, calls on Indonesian government to take action

Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan visibly shocked after visit to North Sulawesi’s infamous dog and cat meat markets, calls for ban on “scenes of hell”

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FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

Laska finds a home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Rafah Zoo in Gaza: Zoo owner plans to remove claws of more lions

Rafah Zoo in Gaza: Zoo owner plans to remove claws of more lions

FOUR PAWS calls on local authorities to put an end to the cruel torture

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Mutilated lioness

Animal torture: Lioness’ claws amputated with garden shears in Gaza's oldest zoo

FOUR PAWS demands permanent closure of zoo and relocation of 49 animals

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Bear Amelia

Two of the last Albanian restaurant bears find new home in Swiss Alps

FOUR PAWS welcomes Meimo and Amelia at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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Puma cub

Bizarre discovery in Germany: Puma cub kept in apartment

FOUR PAWS provides sanctuary for cub that is victim of Europe’s trade in wild cats

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Baby Tam

Two bear cubs rescued from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS brings the few weeks old bears to its sanctuary in Ninh Binh

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Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais call on eBay to regulate online puppy trade

Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais call on eBay to regulate online puppy trade

FOUR PAWS prompts eBay to implement measures against the cruel illegal puppy trade on their classified ad sites

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News from the FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

News from the FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Orangutan babies learn to climb in the rainforest of Borneo

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Suffering Buffalo calf

Calves, a 'by-product' of buffalo mozzarella production, suffer cruel fate

FOUR PAWS continues to uncover the brutal side of Italy's buffalo farms

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Lion at Safari Park Zoo, Albania

FOUR PAWS evacuates wild animals from “Europe's worst zoo”

Three lions and a three-legged bear are among the rescued animals

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Lion Saeed

War lion Saeed from Syria finally found a companion

FOUR PAWS plans to socialise the rescued lions Saeed and Nala in South Africa

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The trade in big cats from Europe is booming

22,000 euros for a tiger: The trade in big cats from Europe is booming

FOUR PAWS urges the European Commission to ban the trade in tigers for good

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Medical care for a calf

FOUR PAWS disaster relief team helps animals affected by Lombok earthquake

Horses and cats of Gili Islands receive food and medical care

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Illegal trade of puppies

FOUR PAWS #ThankseBay campaign celebrates success for animal welfare in UK

Gumtree UK decides for crackdown on illegal puppy traders

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'Fashion Weak': Prada’s use of animal fur is out of fashion

“Fashion Weak”: Prada’s use of animal fur is out of fashion

FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance call on luxury fashion brand to go fur-free

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Lions at LIONSROCK

From king of the jungle to traded skeleton

FOUR PAWS urges South Africa to change direction on the fate of lions for International Lion Day

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Tiger Trade in Europe

'Made in Europe': Bouillon cubes and wine from tiger bones

FOUR PAWS on alarming developments in the light of International Tiger Day

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Tiger Trade in Europe

Highly endangered species for sale in Europe

FOUR PAWS research and police raids in Czech Republic uncover ruthless tiger trade

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Ai Weiwei and FOUR PAWS visit working elephants in Myanmar

Ai Weiwei and FOUR PAWS visit working elephants in Myanmar

Artist concerned about the animals’ future

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Bear Napa arrives at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

Arosa Bear Sanctuary welcomes their first resident

FOUR PAWS transfers last Serbian dancing bear to his new Swiss home

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Bear Kvitka

Kvitka now has a future without having to fight

FOUR PAWS rescues baiting bear from Ukrainian hunting station

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The ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

FOUR PAWS opens ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo

First orangutan students attend their lessons in the rainforest

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Opening of ELEPHANTS LAKE

FOUR PAWS builds first ever sanctuary for former working elephants in Myanmar

Former logging elephants as well as orphaned or injured animals will be rehabilitated at the new facility

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bile bears May and Binh Yen rescued

Vietnamese bile bears May and Binh Yen rescued

FOUR PAWS ends bile bear keeping in Ninh Binh province

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1st International Animal Welfare Summit

Artist Ai Weiwei: “Animals have been victims of humans for far too long”

FOUR PAWS hosted the first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna, Austria

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Tiger Sultan

Traumatised tigers receive first medical check-up since their rescue from Syria

FOUR PAWS brought the weakened animals to The Netherlands last year

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Transfer of Ivan-Asen

Lion from illegal Bulgarian zoo joins family members in The Netherlands

FOUR PAWS transfers lion Ivan-Asen to its Big Cat Centre FELIDA 

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"The Big Picture", a piece or art designed by Ai Weiwei

Concept artist Ai Weiwei joins first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna

Theme of IAWS 2018: "Animal welfare: question of the future or luxury problem?"

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Lions Saeed and Simba

War lions from Iraq and Syria find new home in South Africa

War lions from Iraq and Syria find new home in South Africa

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Masoud and Terez

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in the Netherlands

FOUR PAWS moves the animals from illegal keeping to Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Switzerland bans the anonymous online trade of dogs

Switzerland bans the anonymous online trade of dogs

FOUR PAWS urges global classified ad platforms to follow

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Asiatic black bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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