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Show your Love for Animals on Valentine’s Day

Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart beat faster this Valentine's Day


1. Choose sweet treats that are animal-friendly

Pralines, chocolate and sweets are proven classics on Valentine's Day. All the better if it didn't include hidden animal suffering. Pay attention to sweets containing palm oil, as the production is not only ecologically very questionable but also damages the habitat of many endangered rainforest creatures, such as orangutans. Also, many baked goods unfortunately still have cage eggs as ingredients, sadly rarely labelled. Animal-friendly alternatives make hearts beat faster!


You have to be very careful with chocolate and flowers if cats, dogs and free-ranging rodents live in the same household. Romantic gifts are often poisonous for four-legged friends – especially chocolate!

2. The way to the heart is through the stomach

How about a romantic homemade dinner for Valentine's Day? Do not panic! Cooking animal-friendly and plant-based meals can be very simple.



Pea croquettes

We recommend some pea croquettes as a starter. But see if something else takes your fancy in our yummy recipes here.




Risotto with mushrooms and spinach

This can be followed by delicious risotto with mushrooms and spinach, or another animal-friendly dish here.





Following an animal-friendly main, why not whip up a delicious fruit vanilla cheesecake?

See more of our recipes here.


3. Animal welfare is sexy

Many people do not know that even condoms are not purely vegetarian. They often contain the animal protein casein from cows. Surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day with vegan condoms, because considering animal welfare is really sexy! And keeping this in mind: the whip does not have to be made of leather, there are already very good imitation leather and feathers!

4. Pamper your loved one with animal-friendly gifts

Regardless of whether it is pampering time with vegan cosmetics, valuable time together or donating towards animal welfare, there are many romantic options for animal-friendly gifts. How about, for example, a nice dinner in a chic, vegan restaurant nearby?

5. Say no to animal agony

It's better not to give anything containing fur or down, because it hides enormous animal suffering. We also strongly advise against gifting living animals, as this comes with the commitment of an animal's lifetime of responsibility, time and care.

FOUR PAWS wishes all animal lovers a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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