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Commission backs ban on cages in farming in ‘historic’ move for animal welfare

Commission backs ban on cages in farming in ‘historic’ move for animal welfare

The European Commission has committed to working towards a ban on cages for farmed animals in what is being hailed as an historic move for animal welfare after a citizens initiative amassed more than...

Farm Animals To No Longer Be Kept In Cages, EU Rules

Farm Animals To No Longer Be Kept In Cages, EU Rules

Animal welfare activists are celebrating a ‘historic’ victory after the European Commission announced it would support an EU-wide ban on cage farming. The Commission officially committed to ...

Boris Johnson: We must stand up to China in vile trade of cat and dog meat

Boris Johnson: We must stand up to China in vile trade of cat and dog meat

BORIS and Carrie Johnson have joined a world outcry over "sickening" animal cruelty at a notorious dog meat festival in China.

Brown bear family rescued in Ukraine

Brown bear family rescued in Ukraine

A brown bear family (pictured) which was kept in captivity in a defunct hotel in Ukraine was rescued and brought to a bear sanctuary by activists from global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.

Kaavan, ‘the biggest friend I have’

Kaavan, ‘the biggest friend I have’

Dr Amir Khalil thought he was just going on another job. The veterinarian from the Vienna-based charity Four Paws International had been invited to Pakistan, where he was tasked with training a…

Tear-jerking moment world's loneliest bear wakes up in Alpine paradise

Tear-jerking moment world's loneliest bear wakes up in Alpine paradise

Jambolina the bear, 12, was rescued by animal rights organisation Four Paws, and transported from Ukraine to The Arosa Bear Land reserve in the Arosa mountain range in Switzerland.

Two bears kept in basement cages for 17 YEARS given home in Vietnam

Two bears kept in basement cages for 17 YEARS given home in Vietnam

The Asiatic bears - a male named Xuan and a female named Mo - lived in total darkness and were only able to see artificial light when they were undergoing excruciating bile extraction procedures.

Near-death lion with horrific past looks like 'true king' 3 years after rescue: video

Near-death lion with horrific past looks like 'true king' 3 years after rescue: video

Born in captivity at Razgrad Zoo in Bulgaria, lion Ivan-Asen was sold, then rejected by another facility when ...

Bear Rescued from Narrow Cage at Bile Farm: He 'Can Live Out the Rest of His Life in Peace'

Bear Rescued from Narrow Cage at Bile Farm: He 'Can Live Out the Rest of His Life in Peace'

World Animal Protection rescued the Asiatic black bear from an illegal bile farm in Vietnam, where he was found "in a narrow, steel cage," which made it hard for him to move around freely

How Cher Helped Save the 'World's Loneliest Elephant' and Even Sang to Him: 'It Was Life-Changing'

How Cher Helped Save the 'World's Loneliest Elephant' and Even Sang to Him: 'It Was Life-Changing'

In the documentary Cher & The Loneliest Elephant, the singer shares how she successfully fought to move Kaavan, an elephant living alone at the Islamabad Zoo, to a Cambodian sanctuary

Strawberries and swims: rescued dancing bears settle down in northern Jordan

Strawberries and swims: rescued dancing bears settle down in northern Jordan

Thanks in part to Jordan's Princess Alia and Cher, bears Suzie and Bubloo find leisure and space after lifetime of confinement and torture

Cher on how she helped save ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’

Cher on how she helped save ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’

Her four-year journey to help save an abused elephant from a Pakistani zoo is documented in “Cher & The Loneliest Elephant” now on Paramount+.

Cher and the Loneliest Elephant brings welcome high camp to the wildlife documentary genre, review

Cher and the Loneliest Elephant brings welcome high camp to the wildlife documentary genre, review

Cher serenading a rescued elephant might sound like a surreal programme idea from Alan Partridge but it was no less uplifting

New Documentary Shows How Cher Helped the World's Loneliest Elephant Find Freedom and Friends

New Documentary Shows How Cher Helped the World's Loneliest Elephant Find Freedom and Friends

In November, Cher worked with FOUR PAWS to transport Kaavan the elephant from a Pakistani zoo to a sanctuary in Cambodia

Two bears kept in the dark for 17 YEARS are rescued in Vietnam

Two bears kept in the dark for 17 YEARS are rescued in Vietnam

Two Asiatic bears - a male named Xuan and a female named Mo - have been rescued from an illegal 'bile farm' in northern Vietnam located under a clothes shop where they were kept for 17 years.

Big cat facilities 'exploit workers', says animal rights report | News24

Big cat facilities 'exploit workers', says animal rights report | News24

A report released by animal welfare organisation Four Paws found that staff at the estimated 300 big cat breeding facilities across the country often face unfair working conditions.

Kosovo's abused 'restaurant bears' move to greener pastures

Kosovo's abused 'restaurant bears' move to greener pastures

Having only just woken up from hibernation, a brown bear named Ero lazily strolls between the trees under a snow-capped mountain in central Kosovo, enjoying life alongside his chubby partner Mira.

Dog Meat Slaughterhouse that Boasted About Drowning 200 Dogs a Day Is Shut Down

Dog Meat Slaughterhouse that Boasted About Drowning 200 Dogs a Day Is Shut Down

FOUR PAWS shut down the slaughterhouse and saved 16 dogs from the facility

61 dogs saved after they are found on way to Cambodian slaughterhouse

61 dogs saved after they are found on way to Cambodian slaughterhouse

Sixty-one dogs have been saved from being turned into dog meat after they were found crammed into six tiny metal cages on their way to a Cambodian slaughterhouse in Kampong Cham.

61 Dogs Set to Die Are Rescued After Van Driving Them to the Slaughterhouse Is Intercepted

61 Dogs Set to Die Are Rescued After Van Driving Them to the Slaughterhouse Is Intercepted

The minivan carrying the dogs was intercepted leaving Siem Reap, which became the first Cambodian province to ban the sale and consumption of dog meat in July 2020

Tackling Eastern Europe's stray dogs crisis

Tackling Eastern Europe's stray dogs crisis

The World Health Organization estimates that there are 200m stray dogs worldwide and many of them are living in Eastern Europe.

The ghosts of a neglectful, abusive zoo

The ghosts of a neglectful, abusive zoo

A closed zoo bares the clues of mistreated animals, but now Pakistan is looking to turn this park into a modern wildlife conservation learning from the lessons of the past, writes Pamela Constable

Breeding ground for pandemics – why mink farming is a danger to public health

Breeding ground for pandemics – why mink farming is a danger to public health

A danger to public health – Europe’s fur farms have long been exposed as cruel, but with the recent pandemic a new factor came into play: They are the perfect breeding ground for the virus and a ...

The last remaining animals have been rescued from Islamabad Zoo | Living

The last remaining animals have been rescued from Islamabad Zoo | Living

Underfed and fragile, a pair of badly neglected Himalayan brown bears were transported to a sanctuary.

Circus Bear Living in 'Tiny Cage' Rescued and Brought to Swiss Sanctuary: 'A New Start in Life'

Circus Bear Living in 'Tiny Cage' Rescued and Brought to Swiss Sanctuary: 'A New Start in Life'

Jambolina the bear was previously forced to perform in Ukranian circuses for more than a decade

Suzie, Bubloo and Kaavan open new pathway to solving Pakistan’s zoo problem

Suzie, Bubloo and Kaavan open new pathway to solving Pakistan’s zoo problem

With Himalayan bears Bubloo and Suzie settling into their new home in Jordan, Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo has shut down, thanks to Athenian efforts from people across three countries. But Pakistan has ...

Animal Welfare Group Saves 24 Cats and Dogs from Death by Shutting Down Vietnam Slaughterhouse

Animal Welfare Group Saves 24 Cats and Dogs from Death by Shutting Down Vietnam Slaughterhouse

The owners of a cat meat restaurant and slaughterhouse in Vietnam reached out to Four Paws looking for help with leaving the trade and adopting out the animals under their care.

Last animals rescued from Pakistan zoo after it was ordered to close

Last animals rescued from Pakistan zoo after it was ordered to close

Just weeks after the "world's loneliest elephant" was rescued from a life of misery in Islamabad Zoo, two Himalayan brown bears have been flown to their new home.

Circus bear that lived in tiny cage most of its life finally rescued

Circus bear that lived in tiny cage most of its life finally rescued

The bear, known as Jambolina, was forced to perform in a circus for 11 years.

I helped save ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’ from a life of solitude

I helped save ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’ from a life of solitude

Dubbed ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’ earlier this year, Kaavan is a creature that needs little introduction. But for me, he is much more than a sad headline.

How animal farm husbandry has improved with age

How animal farm husbandry has improved with age

The way livestock is handled has changed dramatically over the last 75 years, with animal welfare standards and practices continuing to evolve as science and technology advances.

'World’s loneliest elephant' arrives in Cambodia after help from Cher

'World’s loneliest elephant' arrives in Cambodia after help from Cher

The plight of the male Asian elephant has captured worldwide attention, including from Cher, who was closely involved in his rescue.

'World's loneliest elephant' arrives for new life in Cambodia

'World's loneliest elephant' arrives for new life in Cambodia

Kaavan was rescued from a life of misery in a Pakistani zoo, with some help from the pop star Cher.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ arrives at new sanctuary

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ arrives at new sanctuary

Kaavan will live among other Asian elephants once he adjusts to life in Cambodia

Kaavan, the world's loneliest elephant, is finally going free

Kaavan, the world's loneliest elephant, is finally going free

For decades, Kaavan performed from his lonely enclosure. Now, with a hand from Cher, he's retiring.

The Epic Final Journey of the ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’

The Epic Final Journey of the ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’

Asian elephant Kaavan is being moved from Pakistan to Cambodia in an operation that one veterinarian called "extremely tricky."

Beer company linked to dog meat signs deal with Arsenal

Beer company linked to dog meat signs deal with Arsenal

Exclusive: Street hoardings 'still being put up’ for brewery showing meals of pet flesh

The World's Loneliest Elephant Is Going To Get His Happy Ending

The World's Loneliest Elephant Is Going To Get His Happy Ending

An update on Kaavan, the loneliest elephant in the world!

Cambodia cools on dog meat as COVID puts Asia on disease alert

Cambodia cools on dog meat as COVID puts Asia on disease alert

Bans in Siem Reap, China and India raise hopes for healthier, more humane future

‘We Cannot Kill That Little Chihuahua’: Actor’s Puppy Crusade Shines Light on Global Trade

‘We Cannot Kill That Little Chihuahua’: Actor’s Puppy Crusade Shines Light on Global Trade

The action star Jean-Claude Van Damme intervened to save a Bulgarian dog from euthanasia after Norway said it had been imported on a fake passport.

Covid-19 makes it harder to save dogs and cats across borders, but rescue organizations are finding a way

Covid-19 makes it harder to save dogs and cats across borders, but rescue organizations are finding a way

As Covid-19 swept the globe, animal welfare advocates found themselves navigating a new world. The essential work of relocating dogs and cats from high-risk situations to places with a greater demand...

Lonely elephant who spent 30 years in chains moves to sanctuary to make friends

Lonely elephant who spent 30 years in chains moves to sanctuary to make friends

Bull elephant Kaavan was left chained-up alone in a small pen for years after his companion died.

Fur labelled as fake may be real | CHOICE

Fur labelled as fake may be real | CHOICE

Real animal fur, labelled as fake or faux fur, has been found on products at Melbourne markets. CHOICE investigates.

Inbred lion cubs ‘victims of neglect rife in Bulgaria’s decaying zoos’

Inbred lion cubs ‘victims of neglect rife in Bulgaria’s decaying zoos’

Country’s government accused of issuing permits to places that fail EU standards

​‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Okayed By Medics To Leave Zoo For New Home

​‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Okayed By Medics To Leave Zoo For New Home

Kaavan the elephant will be allowed to leave Islamabad Zoo in the Pakistani capital, having finally been given medical approval to travel

'World’s loneliest elephant' allowed to leave zoo for better life

'World’s loneliest elephant' allowed to leave zoo for better life

Kaavan, who lives in a Pakistani zoo, lost his partner in 2012 and is now medically clear to travel

The Lord and the lions: inside Asia’s Chinese medicine tiger bone trade

The Lord and the lions: inside Asia’s Chinese medicine tiger bone trade

In South Africa, lions are being slaughtered – often by tourists in ‘canned hunts’ – then butchered and exported to Asia as ‘tiger bone’ for use in traditional medicine. Can British politician and ...

Rescuers 'Searching and Caring for Surviving Animals' in Wreckage After Deadly Beirut Explosion

Rescuers 'Searching and Caring for Surviving Animals' in Wreckage After Deadly Beirut Explosion

A spokesperson from the mission said, "For many people, pets are like family members"

Cats stolen, drowned, bludgeoned and boiled in secretive Vietnam trade

Cats stolen, drowned, bludgeoned and boiled in secretive Vietnam trade

Demand spreads across country after ban on killing cats scrapped, leading to animals being trafficked without food or water

In Indonesia, some cash-strapped owners are selling pet dogs as food

In Indonesia, some cash-strapped owners are selling pet dogs as food

As the coronavirus pandemic hits incomes, some people are selling the animals into Indonesia’s controversial dog meat trade.

Siem Reap Becomes First Cambodian Province to Ban the Sale and Consumption of Dog Meat

Siem Reap Becomes First Cambodian Province to Ban the Sale and Consumption of Dog Meat

According to the animal welfare group FOUR PAWS, an estimated three million dogs are killed for their meat in Cambodia each year

Campaigners welcome 'historic' EU inquiry into live animal transport

Campaigners welcome 'historic' EU inquiry into live animal transport

Report will look at suspected lack of welfare regulation enforcement, as growth in exports sees livestock journeys increase

Restaurant serves bear meat in ‘out-of-control illegal trade’

Restaurant serves bear meat in ‘out-of-control illegal trade’

Stop the Wildlife Trade exclusive: Bears, monkeys, wolves and birds of prey sold for hundreds of euros on popular Albanian websites, investigation finds

Animal Welfare Group Feeds Stray Animals in Bali After Decline in Tourism Leaves Them Hungry

Animal Welfare Group Feeds Stray Animals in Bali After Decline in Tourism Leaves Them Hungry

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a significant decrease in tourism in Indonesia

The EU is trading in dead tigers

The EU is trading in dead tigers

In a ramshackle barn somewhere in rural Vietnam, a balding chicken stumbles over a giant heap of chalky tiger bones. Outside, an enormous steel...

Inside the orangutan forest school where the first lesson is survival

Inside the orangutan forest school where the first lesson is survival

Orphaned apes in the rainforest of Indonesian Borneo are taught all the skills they need in preparation for their eventual return to the wild

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.

Meet the Vet Saving Animal Refugees From War Zones

Meet the Vet Saving Animal Refugees From War Zones

Meet Dr. Amir Khalil, the veterinarian responsible for the emergency unit at Four Paws. They do amazing work, saving animal refugees from war zones.

Cat meat traders in Vietnam ‘stealing beloved family pets’ during coronavirus

Cat meat traders in Vietnam ‘stealing beloved family pets’ during coronavirus

Piles of bones laid out on pavements as desperate owners appeal for information on animals

Tiger king? Try tiger empire: Europe is a net exporter of tigers—and it's time to bring that empire down | Opinion

Tiger king? Try tiger empire: Europe is a net exporter of tigers—and it's time to bring that empire down | Opinion

Europeans enjoyed sniggering at Tiger King—but the continent's treatment of big cats is dismal.

Coronavirus causes dog and cat meat sales ‘to surge’ in Vietnam and Cambodia

Coronavirus causes dog and cat meat sales ‘to surge’ in Vietnam and Cambodia

Stop the Wildlife Trade: Even doctors sometimes recommend it in false belief it protects against viruses and heals scars

More tigers in captivity than in the wild, new report highlights

More tigers in captivity than in the wild, new report highlights

Report also reveals how captive tigers in private ownership, zoos and circuses in Europe are traded, bred and exploited.

Coronavirus: China's bear bile 'treatment' for Covid-19 alarms wildlife groups

Coronavirus: China's bear bile 'treatment' for Covid-19 alarms wildlife groups

When the number of coronavirus cases in Vietnam began to climb last month after weeks with no infections, the Four Paws Vietnam Foundation bear rescue group swung into action.Huong Ngo, its director...

Millions of dogs BUTCHERED cruelly in Cambodia for horror meat market

Millions of dogs BUTCHERED cruelly in Cambodia for horror meat market

THE TRUE extent of Cambodia's dog meat trade is today laid bare as the Sunday Express reveals that millions of dogs are being killed to fulfil the growing demand for their meat.

Secret decks found on ship that capsized killing thousands of sheep

Secret decks found on ship that capsized killing thousands of sheep

Discovery by salvage divers off Romania raises new questions over EU exports of live animals

Millions of dogs slaughtered for meat in 'drowning pits' in Cambodia

Millions of dogs slaughtered for meat in 'drowning pits' in Cambodia

Cruel practices that saw helpless dogs kept in a foul-smelling shed and then downed in huge concrete tubs were unearthed on the outskirts of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Vet Says Emaciated Sudan Park Lions are 'Fighters' as Rescuers Work Tirelessly to Save Them

Vet Says Emaciated Sudan Park Lions are 'Fighters' as Rescuers Work Tirelessly to Save Them

"I look to the eyes of the lion and I get a sign from them, 'We are fighters, we want to survive,' " Dr. Amir Khalil tells PEOPLE.

Four lions wasting away in Sudanese zoo undergo life-saving treatment

Four lions wasting away in Sudanese zoo undergo life-saving treatment

Vets from Four Paws International performed desperate medical checks on the four surviving lions at Al-Qurashi Park in Khartoum. The action comes after a lioness died of starvation last week.

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