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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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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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The Tiger Kings of Europe: New Report Details the Captive ‘Tiger Crisis’

There are more tigers in captivity than in the wild

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NGOs call on World Health Organization to help stop next pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, FOUR PAWS demands a ban on global wildlife markets to 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

While China bans dog and cat meat, trade in Southeast Asia is thriving 

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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Virus thought to pose grave danger to great apes 

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Consequences of Corona: Waiting times borders

Live animal transports during coronavirus situation

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FOUR PAWS Statement on the novel coronavirus / COVID-19

Adaptations we have made, animal care remains top priority 

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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

Former CFO and 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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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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5 Fashion Gift-Giving Tips for a Kinder, More Ethical Holiday

FOUR PAWS encourages an animal-friendly holiday with these simple steps 

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6 Rescued Dogs to Land at Logan on Thursday

FOUR PAWS closed slaughterhouse in Cambodia, transitioned owner to rice farming, rescued all dogs onsite and brings them #HomefortheHolidays

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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 Dramatic Shipwreck, Global Pressure, Romania Plans to Regulate Live Exports

FOUR PAWS continues to fight for safe shelter for surviving sheep 

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FOUR PAWS Closes Dog Slaughterhouse, Aids Owner Move to Rice Farming

6 Dogs Already Rescued from Slaughter in Cambodia, Flown to the U.S.

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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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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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Wear It Kind Campaign Calls for Brands and Consumers to Shop Ethically

New effort aimed first at wool production

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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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Indonesian Regency Announces Action Plan to End the Dog Meat Trade

DMFI coalition’s shocking exposé leads to launch of Karanganyar action plan to eliminate brutal dog meat trade

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Orphaned bear cub rescued from basement

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

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FOUR PAWS International’s Primatologist Named in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business List

Dr. Preuschoft joins the 10th annual list of innovative women and men

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FOUR PAWS Applauds The Prada Group for Adopting a Fur-Free Policy

Prada joins the over 1000 companies of the Fur Free Retailer Program

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Saved From Smugglers and on the Brink of Death

Now bear cubs enjoy new life in sanctuary 

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Rescued lions from Albanian horror zoo arrive at new home

FOUR PAWS brings Lenci, Zhaku and Bobby to Dutch Big Cat Centre 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 wildlife ‘schooling’ in Greece 

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Response to Amazon's Rainforest Burning

Statement on the ongoing fires in the Amazon Rainforest and the connection to the meat industry, from Director of the Farm Animals and Nutrition Department at FOUR PAWS, Martina Stephany:

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Government keeps orphaned bear cub in filthy basement in Kosovo

FOUR PAWS calls on authorities to hand over brown bear

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Lions Suffer in Albania because of Bureaucratic Uncertainty

FOUR PAWS calls for public protest against Albanian authorities 

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47 Zoo Animals Escape War-Torn Gaza Strip

FOUR PAWS succeeds in harrowing rescue mission despite border closures, escalating violence

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Frail bear, used to fight dogs, now has a bright future

Kvitka the bear is given a new life

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FOUR PAWS to rescue over 40 animals from Rafah Zoo in Gaza

The evacuation, relocation of zoo animals in Gaza begins late March

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New bear sanctuary opens in Vietnam

One solution when hundreds of bears suffer on bear farms

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Declawing Zoo Owner Plans to Mutilate Again

FOUR PAWS calls on local authorities to end declawing at and close Gaza Zoo

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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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Emma Watson Supports ‘Good On You’ to Help Drive Change for Ethical Fashion

App puts ethical fashion right your fingertips!

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Animal torture: Lioness’ claws amputated with garden shears in Gaza's oldest zoo

FOUR PAWS demands zoo closure and relocation of 49 animals 

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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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our cruelty-free holiday guide

FOUR PAWS shares how to have an animal-friendly holiday with these simple steps

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U.S. donor saves wild animals rescued from Europe’s worst zoo

Animals saved from tragic fate

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War Lions, survivors of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, are visited by their savior one year later

Dr. Amir Khalil reunites with animals he rescued on FOUR PAWS missions

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War lion from Syria finally found a companion

FOUR PAWS plans to socialize rescued lions with others in South Africa

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The ultimate fight against deadly rabies in Myanmar

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

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August 10th is International Lion Day

From king of the jungle to a traded skeleton, FOUR PAWS urges South Africa to stop the breeding of lions

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International Win for Animal Welfare and Public Health

Indonesian Government Announces Ban on Dog and Cat Meat
after Ground Breaking Public Pressure

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Shocking Investigation Finds Tigers for Sale in Europe

FOUR PAWS research and police raid Czech facility, uncover ruthless, illegal tiger trade

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FOUR PAWS Opens Orangutan FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo

First orangutan students attend “classes” in the rainforest

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Hurricane Season Starts in 2 Weeks, Is Your Family Prepared?

FOUR PAWS offers tips for staying safe during emergencies

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Working Elephants Now Have Oasis for Rehab and Retirement

Former logging elephants, orphaned and injured animals, will be rehabilitated at new FOUR PAWS sanctuary

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3 Little Bears, Found in Bulgaria, Head to Bear School in Greece

Orphaned cubs cling to one another, rescued just in time

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A Cake the Size of a Lion

Huge lion cake displayed in South Africa designed to highlight lion crisis

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30,000 Dogs and Cats Vaccinated in One Month

Early results in fight against rabies in Myanmar; FOUR PAWS now sets 50,000 vaccination goal

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FOUR PAWS' US Director, US Expert Raj Patel, Paul Waldau to Attend First Annual International Animal Welfare Summit

Summit Goal: Raise Global Awareness of the Importance of Animal Welfare

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Easter Bunnies Are Not Gifts

Think twice before you buy a holiday pet

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Statement of Four Paws US Director, Robert Ware, in response to a tagged “big tusk” elephant being shot in trophy hunt near Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe

In response to a tagged “big tusk” elephant being shot in trophy hunt near Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe

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Statement in response to dog death on United Airlines flight

The tragic loss of life could have been avoided

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FOUR PAWS Statement on Trump Administration’s latest elephant trophy policy announcement

FOUR PAWS US Executive Director gives insight

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War Lions, who survived conflicts in Iraq and Syria, get new home in South Africa

Animals given life- long care in species appropriate home

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Lion cubs, victims of inbreeding, find new home in Dutch countryside

FOUR PAWS moves the animals from illegal zoo to specialized sancutary

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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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