Press releases

Find all our press releases concerning animal rights campaigns, events, operations and more, here. 

      Merino sheep in a field in Germany

      FOUR PAWS at UN Climate Meeting: Factory Farming at the Root of Soil Degradation

      Systemic change needed: Factory farming pollutes soils and water, threatening food security and our planet

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      Dog rescued from slaughterhouse closure in Thai Binh, Vietnam.

      FOUR PAWS’ First Nationwide Tour to Save Millions of Vietnamese Dogs and Cats

      The 'Road to Compassion' tour seeks to spread the message of ending the dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam

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      SchweinErleben project in Switzerland

      Farmed Animals in the EU: Happy as a Pig in the Mud?

      Op-Ed by Josef Pfabigan, CEO FOUR PAWS

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      Dairy cows

      FOUR PAWS: Global Thirst for Dairy Is Milking Cows Dry

      Global milk production is rising, causing immense suffering of 277 million dairy cows and massive greenhouse gas emissions

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      Puppies inside a cardboard box

      Horrific Case Shows That Illegal Puppy Trade In Europe Has to Be Stopped

      EU-wide mandatory identification and registration of dogs and their owners are urgently needed to end this malpractice

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      Lion Romeo at LIONSROCK

      FOUR PAWS Transfers Former Circus Lion to LIONSROCK

      White lion Romeo was exploited for circus shows in France until his rescue in 2023

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      Animal transport ships in the port of Cartagena, Spain

      Quo vadis, EU? UK and Australia show the way out of live animal transport

      FOUR PAWS urges EU to follow-suit after two Commonwealth States put a ban on animal exports

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      Bear Chinh in his cage in Vietnam

      Last Bear From Bear Farm in Binh Duong Province Rescued

      Bear Chinh is freed from his cage after two decades of captivity 

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      Fox Tomek arriving at TIERART in Maßweiler, Germany

      Rescued From Fur Farms: Two Foxes Find a Safe Home After Ordeal That Left One Half Blind

      FOUR PAWS calls for an EU-wide ban on fur farms in the run-up to the European Parliament elections

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      Lions Nikola and Vasylyna at LIONSROCK in South Africa

      Rescued Lion Couple to Their Forever Home in South Africa

      Nikola and Vasylyna were found roaming the streets after escaping private captivity

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      Cattle on a dairy farm

      New Baseline for Animal Welfare Improvement Launched

      FOUR PAWS and partners rank 150 leading global food companies on animal welfare 

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      Veterinary mission in Slovakia

      FOUR PAWS Veterinary Mission in Slovakia Helps Big Cats in Cruel Private Keeping

      Three confiscated tiger cubs will find a species-appropriate home at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa

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      Elephant Madhubala during her crate training in Pakistan

      Hope for Lonely Madhubala as Relocation Is Picking Up Speed

      FOUR PAWS on ground for crucial improvement work of future enclosure

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      Black bear receiving surgery in sanctuary in Islamabad, Pakistan

      FOUR PAWS Rescues Two Baiting Bears Abused for Fighting in Punjab

      Vets and wildlife experts support government in ending bear dancing and baiting

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      Dairy cattle

      Us Bird Flu Outbreak: Factory Farming Is a Hotbed for Pandemics

      FOUR PAWS urges WHO member states to tackle the root causes of zoonotic diseases in pandemic agreement

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      FOUR PAWS team and black bears in a Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan

      Pakistan: FOUR PAWS Helps Bears Cruelly Exploited for Baiting and Dancing

      Swift government action aims to end illegal bear keeping practices in the country

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      Mobile sterilisation camapign by FOUR PAWS in Thailand

      World Stray Animal Day: “Every Dog and Cat Deserves a Loving Home”

      FOUR PAWS has been helping strays in need for 25 years with veterinary care and community programs

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      FOUR PAWS employee protesting with banners for better animal protection laws in front of the European parliament in Brussels, Belgium

      EU Elections: Brussels’ Top Five Fails in Animal Welfare

      FOUR PAWS launches international campaign in the run-up to EU’s polls in June

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      Laying hens inside tiny cages

      The Dark Side of the Egg Industry

      FOUR PAWS reveals the cruel practices of the industry and calls for an end of cage keeping

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      "The Rescued Ones: 20 Years of History" exhibition in the European Parliament

      FOUR PAWS opens Photo Exhibition at European Parliament

      "The Rescued Ones: 20 Years of History" highlights the transformative journey of rescued bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa in Bulgaria

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      Protest outside Max Mara clothing store

      Max Mara Fails to Commit to Go Fur-Free Despite Hiding Fur Items Online

      FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance encouraged over 274,000 supporters to send protest mails

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      Dairy cows in factory farm

      FOUR PAWS Warns: Meat Is Eating up the Planet

      Average intake of 14 burgers per week makes Americans the biggest consumers of meat globally and the first nation to reach 'Meat Exhaustion Day'

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      Pig in factory farm

      UNEA-6: Environmental Resolutions Neglect Animal Welfare

      FOUR PAWS disappointed by missed opportunity to include animal welfare topics

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      Sheep with lamb

      Ten Million Australian Lambs Die Every Year for Fashion

      Shocking new footage reveals appaling lamb mortality rate in Australia

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       Investigation into the keeping of bears Felix and Mascha

      Slovenia: Sad Fate of Four Bears Suffering in Cruel Conditions

      FOUR PAWS calls on responsible authorities for urgent action after one bear has already died

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      Fur free protest outside Max Mara in London

      Animal Welfare Alliance Opposes Italian Fashion Brand Max Mara to Go Fur-Free

      Protest tool sees over 180,000 direct mails sent to brand by animal lovers around the world

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      Live animal transport

      FOUR PAWS Statement on Recent Cases of Cruel Live Animal Transport

      FOUR PAWS condemns the ongoing practice of live animal transport by sea 

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      Rescued lioness at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

      Lions Rescued From Sudan Find New Home in South Africa

      FOUR PAWS transfers eleven lions to its LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

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      cow in dairy farm

      EU Commissioners avoid the Cow in the Room

      FOUR PAWS condemns missed opportunity in EU 2040 climate targets

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      Broiler chickens

      FOUR PAWS Alarmed by Dangerous Bird Flu Mutation

      Possible mammal-to-mammal infection poses a threat to wildlife and raises concerns about a new human pandemic

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      Two brown bear cubs held close to a restaurant in Albania

      Commercial Wildlife Trade in Albania Still Out of Control

      FOUR PAWS discovers dozens of cases of abused and exploited big cats and bears

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      Hotel staff in a hotel restaurant

      Climate Crisis Not on Vacation

      New FOUR PAWS industry ranking calls on Hilton, Marriott & Co. to improve animal welfare

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      Working group event for the betterment of cats and dogs’ lives in Vietnam

      First ever working group event for the betterment of cats and dogs’ lives in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS advocates for humane treatment of companion animals and pandemic prevention

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      FOUR PAWS veterinarian Marina Ivanova with a rescued lion in Sudan

      Rescued from Conflict Zones Twice

      FOUR PAWS recently evacuated nearly 50 wild animals from war-torn Khartoum

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      Cat with a FOUR PAWS team member in Cambodia

      Free Vaccination Event at Buddhist Temple in Bangkok

      FOUR PAWS and partners enhance health of feline friends

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      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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      Fox in the snow

      A Kind Winter Wardrobe

      FOUR PAWS Shopping Guide

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Stray puppies in Southeast Asia

      World Rabies Day 2023

      FOUR PAWS supports Vietnamese authorities with rabies vaccination drive

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      FOUR PAWS Returns to Karachi

      Relocation of elephant Madhubala given green light by Mayor 

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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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      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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      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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      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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      White tigress Charlota at a zoo in Czech Republic

      White Tiger Cub Rescued in Czech Republic

      EU Tiger Guidance is a vital step in curbing the trade and commercial use of captive tigers

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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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      Factory farm

      Next Pandemic Could Come from American Animal Industries

      Animal welfare organisation warns of zoonotic disease spreading because of high degree of animal use in the U.S.

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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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      Arctic foxes on a fur farm in Jarosty Poland

      European Commission Begins Deliberation on Fur Farms

      Leading animal welfare organisations meet with European Commissioners for talks in Brussels

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      FOUR PAWS shelters orphaned bear cub at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa in Bulgaria

      FOUR PAWS Shelters Orphaned Bear Cub

      The bear will receive special care in Greece to prepare for rehabilitation back into the wild

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      Poland: Deadly Bird Flu Outbreak Forces Pets to be Kept Inside

      Poland: Deadly Bird Flu Outbreak Forces Pets to be Kept Inside

      European Food Safety Authority urges people in Poland to keep their pets indoors

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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: 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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      “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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      Factory farmed pigs

      EU Votes for Watered Down Environmental Act

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

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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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      Broiler chickens

      World Zoonosis Day Highlights “Lesson Not Learnt” from COVID-19

      Global animal welfare organisation says Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza could be a looming pandemic if we don’t rethink 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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      FOUR PAWS rescues animals affected by flooding in Ukraine

      Emergency Relief for Animals in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS saves dog Nadiya and her ten puppies during flood aftermath

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      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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      Racccoon dog at TIERART

      High-End Parisian Designer Goes Fur Free

      FOUR PAWS helps design ba&sh animal welfare policy

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Baby goat with mother goat

      World Milk Day

      FOUR PAWS investigates more animal welfare on French goat farms

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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Raccoon dogs in a cage at a fur farm

      PUMA Joins the Fur Free Retailer Program

      FOUR PAWS welcomes the decision as an important sign against animal cruelty

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      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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      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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      Live Animal Transport

      Severe Deficiencies in Live Animal Transport Practices

      European Court of Auditors demand for urgent change

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Emergency feeding in Ukraine

      To help veterinarians, is to help animals

      USAVA partners with FOUR PAWS in urgent need for stray animals in war-torn Ukrainian cities

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      Puppies in a box

      Pets Should Never Be Given as Presents for the Festive Season

      FOUR PAWS highlights the dangers of buying a puppy as a gift

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      Bear Mark at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

      Albania’s Last Restaurant Bear Arrives in Austria

      With bear Mark’s rescue, FOUR PAWS closed a chapter of cruel animal keeping in Albania

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      Bear Mark

      Albania’s Last ‘Restaurant Bear’ Is Rescued

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

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      Beef cattle indoors on farm

      COP27: The Road to COP28 Leads Through Sustainable Food Systems

      A crucial start for ensuring that food systems are on the UN agenda in Dubai in 2023

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      Raccoon dog fur farm in Poland

      “A Decade of Decline” for Fur Industry

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

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      Puppy purchased during the pandemic

      Tips on How to Cut Costs and Keep Their Pet

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

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      Factory farmed dairy cows

      Need for Climate Action on Agricultural and Food Security

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

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      Factory farmed pigs

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

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

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      Rescued lions Kandaka and Mansour

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

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

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      Shelter dog enjoying session with trainer

      FOUR PAWS Launches Online Animal Shelter Training Programme

      Programme provides free online training for animal shelters

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      Tiger lying on the ground

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

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

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      Tiger in a cage

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

      New measures include consumer demand reduction to help stem wildlife trade

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      Fox Mala at TIERART

      Foxes and Raccoon Dogs Find Home at Tierart Wild Animal Sanctuary

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

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      Raccoon dog in a cage at a fur farm

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

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

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      Live plucking at a geese farm in Poland

      Cruel Live Plucking of Geese Still Common in Poland

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

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      FOUR PAWS and Gregor Wosik in front of Brandenburger Gate

      3D Artwork for UN Climate Conference

      FOUR PAWS creates one of the world’s largest 3D banners to address the urgent need for climate action and an end to factory farming

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      Asiatic black bear Soi in a tiny cage in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS Rescues Asiatic Black Bear Soi

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

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      Woman in a supermarket

      Supermarkets Lack Initiative Towards Meat Reduction

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

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      FOUR PAWS in Ukraine

      Survey in Ukraine Shows More to Do to Help Animals

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

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      Chicks that just hatched

      Call for an Eu-Wide End to the Killing of Male Chicks

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

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      Rebecca Louise at Arosa

      Fit for Animal Welfare

      FOUR PAWS teams up with US-fitness influencer Rebecca Louise

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      pig in a cage

      Programme Unveiled for “Trailblazing and Historic” Food Systems Pavilion

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

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      Sick puppy lying on European pet passport

      Research on ‘Pandemic Pups’

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

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      Cow and her calf on a field

      97th World Animal Day Celebrates a “Shared Planet”

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

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      Dairy cows

      COP27: Historic Inclusion of Food Systems Pavilion Heralds Tectonic Shift in Un Approach

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

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      Live Animal Transport

      New Zealand Passes Bill to Ban Live Animal Transport From 2023

      FOUR PAWS welcomes this decision and calls on EU to follow suit

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      Dog laying in road with TukTuk in the background

      Call for Action Against the Dog Meat Trade and Rabies Control

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

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      Dogs stuffed in cages on back of a motocycle

      75 Major Tourism Businesses Sign Pledge

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

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      Bear Iva at her old enclosure in North Macedonia

      FOUR PAWS Transfers Rescued Bear from North Macedonia to Bulgaria

      BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa welcomes Iva in species-appropriate surroundings 

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      Minks at a fur farm

      Discussion on WHO Pandemic Instrument

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

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      Climate strike

      Call For COP27 Presidency to Have Sustainable Catering at the Global Climate Event

      A letter by UNFCCC (United Framework Convention on Climate Change) Action Group

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      Male bear in Bahkmut, Ukraine

      Emergency Rescue of Abandoned Bear in Ukraine

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

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

      Former “Loneliest Elephant in the World”, Kaavan, Reunites With Rescuers

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

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      Karachi elephants receive dental surgery

      Last Captive Elephants From Pakistani Zoo Undergo One-Of-A-Kind Tusk Surgery

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

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      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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      Singer Tom Grennan and dog Marmite

      Little Bit of Love For Animal Welfare

      UK musician Tom Grennan becomes ambassador for FOUR PAWS

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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 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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      Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader

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

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

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      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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      World Health Summit 2021

      FOUR PAWS calls for animal welfare to be front and centre at World Health Summit 2021

      FOUR PAWS calls for animal welfare to be front and centre at the summit

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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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      South Africa has announced its intent to end captive lion breeding, bone trade and domestication of the species

      South Africa has announced its intent to end captive lion breeding, bone trade and domestication of the species

      South Africa has announced its intent to end captive lion breeding, bone trade and domestication of the species

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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

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

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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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      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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      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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      Press

      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

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      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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      Rescued Sheep in Romania

      New Report on Live Animal Transports in Romania Reveals Massive Grievances

      FOUR PAWS urges EU Commission for stricter enforcement and controls

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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

      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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      Bears Dasha & Lelya in a cage

      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

      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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      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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      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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      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

      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

      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

      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

      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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      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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      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 Sisits “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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      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

      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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