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is a strong, global and independent voice for animals under direct human influence. Our vision is a world where people treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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#RUTHLESSTRADE

The world has already lost over 90 per cent of its tigers and there are only an estimated 3,900 left in the wild...

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End the suffering of Vietnamese bile bears

Approximately 800 bears remain on more than 250 farms (in October 2017). Most spend a sad existence in tiny metal cages...

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#THANKSEBAY!

It’s becoming more and more common to buy pets online via classified ads sites. No matter if you are seeking a puppy, a kitten, a rabbit or...

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No more excuses, eBay

Our “Thanks eBay” campaign reveals the shocking truth about the online marketplace giant, and the role its classified advertising sites play in enabling the illegal puppy trade.  


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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


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'Made in Europe': Bouillon cubes and wine from tiger bones

FOUR PAWS on alarming developments in the light of International Tiger Day


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What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

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

Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

Species appropriate home for more than 100 animals, mainly big cats in South Africa

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

An animal-friendly home for abused bears since 1998

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A peaceful oasis for former bile bears

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BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Ukraine 

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DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

A safe haven for former dancing bears in Bulgaria

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The biggest bear canctuary in Western Europe

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Bär Pashuk aus dem BÄRENWALD Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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Tiger saved in Syria in the sun

Big Cat Centre FELIDA

Our FOUR PAWS rescue centre for big cats in the Netherlands

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Animal Rescues

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.

Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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Rescue Laska

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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Rescue Mi and Tam

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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