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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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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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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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Hurricane Season in a time of COVID

A potentially strong hurricane season in the midst of a pandemic


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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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Rescued From 18 Years in a Cage

2 Bears Rescued in Vietnam Amidst COVID-19 pandemic


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Orphaned orangutan rescued by FOUR PAWS

Orangutan Baby Rescued from Bag Tied to Motorcycle, then Locked in Jail

Traumatized orphan nearly dumped due to COVID-19 fears, now bonds with surrogate mother 


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Celebrities Join Dog Meat Free Coalition

Celeb video mounts pressure on President Jokowi to respond to COVID-19 by closing down Indonesia’s live animal markets and dog and cat meat trades


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Disasters and your pets: Are you ready?

This guide will help you and your family get prepared


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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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Arosa Bear Sanctuary

The first bear sanctuary in Switzerland!

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A peaceful oasis for former bile bears

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

The First FOUR PAWS bear sanctuary; helping abused bears since 1998

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Geretteter Tiger aus Syrien genießt die Abendsonne in FELIDA

FELIDA Big Cat Centre

An intensive care rescue center for big cats

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The largest BEAR SANCTUARY in Western Europe

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Bär Pashuk aus dem BÄRENWALD Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

A peaceful oasis for bears in Kosovo 

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Domazhyr Bear Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS' BEAR SANCTUARY in the Ukraine 

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Big Cat Centre TIERART

An animal-friendly sanctuary of all shapes and sizes!

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Animal Rescues

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.

Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever

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Puma in the enclosure

Rescue Tikam

A victim of the wildcat trade in Europe

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Bear Ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage

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