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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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Tiger

The launch of Tiger King 2 on Netflix and the suffering of captive tigers and other big cat species in the EU and worldwide

FOUR PAWS Statement

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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

Berlin, 25th October 

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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

The first UN Food Systems Summit on 23.09 in New York

A FOUR PAWS statement

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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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Bear Martha is being rescued from a closed restaurant

Brown bear rescued after 17 years of abuse as circus and restaurant attraction in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS calls for strictly enforced animal protection laws

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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

FOUR PAWS position statement May 2021

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

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

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

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Relocation of the Beirut bears

Suffering “Beirut Bears” start new life in American sanctuary

FOUR PAWS flies two Syrian brown bears from Lebanon to Colorado

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Bear cubs exploited for selfies and petting interactions rescued in Ukraine

Bear cubs exploited for selfies and petting interactions rescued in Ukraine

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

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Mink farm

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

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

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Bad keeping conditions of bears in Vietnam

Bear farming hotspot Hanoi

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

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Brown bear family rescued after years as hotel entertainment in Ukraine

Brown bear family rescued after years as hotel entertainment in Ukraine

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

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Mink farm

The back of MEPs motion for a resolution on the “End the Cage Age” European Citizens Initiative

FOUR PAWS Statement

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Mink farm

FOUR PAWS statement on the decision of the Estonian Parliament to ban fur farms

FOUR PAWS Statement

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Animal market

FOUR PAWS statement on the WHO member states taking one step closer towards a pandemic treaty

FOUR PAWS Statement

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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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Animal transport ship

FOUR PAWS: “New EU-wide Animal Health Law will not stop illegal puppy trade”

EU enforces Animal Health Law on 21st April

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Animal transport ship

The announcement by the New Zealand government on 14 April to ban live animal transports by sea until 2023

FOUR PAWS Statement

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Mink farm

COVID-19 first detected in European mink farms a year ago – NGOs and the public urge the EU to act

NGOs and the public urge the EU to act

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Live animal markets

WHO’s recent report demanding the suspension on sale of live wild animals on food markets

FOUR PAWS Statement

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Milk Farm

The approval of the European Commission of 1.74 billion Euro coronavirus state aid for the Danish mink industry

FOUR PAWS Statement

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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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Milk Farm

FOUR PAWS statement on new FAO, OIE and WHO assessment on Sars-CoV-2 risks related to fur farming

FOUR PAWS Statement

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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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Bear in a cage

The end of Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad: FOUR PAWS relocates bears Suzie and Bubloo to Jordan

FOUR PAWS relocates bears Suzie and Bubloo to Jordan

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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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French authorities seize 14 tigers and lions from fake sanctuary near Paris

French authorities seize 14 tigers and lions from fake sanctuary near Paris that let visitors feed them Camembert cheese and whipped cream

FOUR PAWS offers to take three cubs into its species-appropriate care 

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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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Milk Farm

Assessment on the current situation of mink farms and coronavirus in Denmark

FOUR PAWS Statement

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Milk Farm

EU Agriculture Ministers discuss COVID-19 and mink farms

FOUR PAWS Statement

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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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Milk Farm

FOUR PAWS responds to Denmark killing 17 million mink who are infected with mutated coronavirus

FOUR PAWS Statement

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Dogs in a cage

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

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

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Transfer of bear Teddy

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

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

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Elephant Kaavan will soon leave Pakistan

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

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

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Farmed rabbits in cages, Italy

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

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

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

FOUR PAWS criticises negligent action by German authorities 

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Rescue bears Leo and Melanka

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

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

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Piglets being transported

The first meeting of the EU Committee of Inquiry on Animal Transport in Brussels on September 21, 2020

FOUR PAWS Statement

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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 supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

After the harrowing death of two lions

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Milk Farm

The Dutch government announced to shut down the mink farming industry in the country by March 2021

FOUR PAWS Statement

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Urgent medical attention to animals in need

FOUR PAWS rescues animals from collapsed buildings in Beirut

FOUR PAWS saves pets in Lebanon

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

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

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

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The cat meat trade in Vietnam

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

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

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Pigs in stable

FOUR PAWS publishes meat-reduction-ranking on food producers

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

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Live animal transport in Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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Tiger rescue in Germany and transfer to TIERART

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

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

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Bear rescue Vietnam amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Bear rescue amidst COVID-19 pandemic

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

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

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

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

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Dogs crammed into cages for dog meat

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

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

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Live cattle at the Turkish border

EU Parliament votes for Committee of Inquiry on live animal transports

FOUR PAWS applauds milestone decision in favour of animal welfare

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Bear cub kept as restaurant entertainment in Albania

Illegal wildlife trade in Albania is out of control

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

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Starving animals in Bali

Stray animals are starving due to collapse of tourism in Bali

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

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Dog in cage

China bans the selling of dog and cat meat

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

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

FOUR PAWS rescues bear cub from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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

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Orphaned orangutan rescued by FOUR PAWS

Baby orangutan crammed into a sack and tied to a motorcycle

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

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Rescued Sheep in Romania

After more than 14,000 sheep die in ship tragedy: 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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Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 pandemic: Thousands of stray dogs and cats in Europe are in danger of starving

FOUR PAWS starts feeding project for homeless animals

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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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FOUR PAWS International: Long-time colleague Josef Pfabigan to follow Heli Dungler as CEO

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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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FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler

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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

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

Animals urgently need food and medical treatment

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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

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

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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia

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

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Dasha & Lelya

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

Dasha and Lelya find forever home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Premium cheese from poor conditions

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

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

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FOUR PAWS exposes lucrative trade in tigers in Lithuania

Undercover footage shows how tiger cubs are offered for sale 

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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

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

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

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

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

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

FOUR PAWS warns tourists to avoid cruel lion petting farms

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FOUR PAWS demands: No animal torture deals with the USA

EU wants to import more beef from the USA 

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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

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

FOUR PAWS proposes EU model solution for traceability of dogs

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Bear cub in BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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

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Ruthless Czech tiger trader walks free after suspended sentence

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

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Vietnam: Lives of two rescued bear cubs are saved

Vietnam: Lives of two rescued bear cubs are saved

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

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Rescued lions from Albanian horror zoo arrive at new home

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

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Freedom for three orphaned bear siblings in Bulgaria

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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Rescued lions continue to suffer in Albania because of bureaucratic arbitrariness

FOUR PAWS calls for protest against Albanian authorities

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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

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

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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

FOUR PAWS transfers cruelly traded tiger from Netherlands to South Africa

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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

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

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Orangutan Robin underwent surgery at FOUR PAWS FOREST SCHOOL

Suspicion of testicular cancer

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FOUR PAWS rescues five bears from agonising conditions in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues five bears from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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

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FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

Hundreds of animals still suffer on bear farms

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

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

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FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

Laska finds a home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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

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

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Bear behind bars in bile farm

Terrible animal suffering in Vietnam: Bile bears die shortly before they are rescued

FOUR PAWS calls for consequences for bear farmers

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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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The bears spent a life behind bars

Two of the last remaining restaurant bears in Albania are looking for a new home

FOUR PAWS set to rehome the bears promptly

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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

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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Vaccination against rabies

The ultimate fight against deadly rabies in Myanmar: FOUR PAWS announces new plan to vaccinate one million dogs and cats

FOUR PAWS announces new plan to vaccinate one million dogs and cats

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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

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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Over 50,000 animals have been vaccinated against rabies

Over 50,000 dogs and cats vaccinated in Myanmar: FOUR PAWS surpasses first crucial goal in the fight against rabies

FOUR PAWS surpasses first crucial goal in the fight against rabies

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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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30,000 animals vaccinated against rabies

Partial victory in the fight against rabies: FOUR PAWS vaccinates over 30,000 dogs and cats in Myanmar

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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

FOUR PAWS urges global classified ad platforms to follow

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Asiatic black bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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