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#ProtectMillions

Stolen. Killed. Eaten. End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade.

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#StopTheTrucks

Live Animal Transport in Europe

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Live Animal Transport in Europe

#SaveTheSaddestBears

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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Tiger trade

It’s closer than you think! FOUR PAWS reveals the involvement of Europe in the ruthless trade and the cruel tiger business.

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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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Urgent Weekend Rescue Provides Two Former-Circus Tigers A ‘Retirement’

FOUR PAWS transferred Jill and Sahib to sanctuary in Germany


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Breaking News: Vietnam’s issues directive to ban all wildlife trade in reaction to COVID-19! 

Vietnam has banned the import of wild animals and their parts and banned the sale of wild animals and their parts within the country. 


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Bear Melanka

Update Melanka & Leo

GREAT NEWS: Thanks to your support, more than 9,000 protest e-mails were sent to the State Management of Affairs in Ukraine.


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

Siem Reap, first Cambodian province to ban dog meat

Local government takes action after FOUR PAWS year-long investigation of industry  


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World First Report Finds Fashion Industry Lagging on Animal Welfare

FOUR PAWS urges brands to step up for all animals in the “new normal”


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Hurricane Season in a time of COVID

A potentially strong hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic


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ANIMAL WELFARE AND COVID-19

What you need to know and what can you do? 


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

A species-appropriate home for over 100 rescued animals

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A peaceful oasis for former bile bears

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The largest BEAR SANCTUARY in Western Europe

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Animal Rescues

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Dog Honey

Rescue Honey

After losing her leg in trap, Honey was in incredible pain and needed help

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Lion Bobby in FELIDA

Rescue Bobby

Lion Bobby is settled and relaxed at his home in our FELIDA Big Cat Centre. 

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Cuc and Nhai, a life behind bars

Rescue Daisy and Jasmine

After 18 years behind bars, Daisy and Jasmine get rescued to a new life

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