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In Memory of Heli Dungler

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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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Starving Lions in Sudan

Starving animals in Sudan

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Millions of Dogs and Cats are Slaughtered for Their Meat

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


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FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler

It is with great sadness that the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS announces the death of Founder and President Heli Dungler


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Companion Animals

Companion Animals

We work to ensure dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets get the love they deserve


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Farm Animals

Farm Animals

See what we're doing to help cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep, and more farm animals


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Wild Animals

Wild Animals

Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it


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Nutrition

Nutrition

We're here to inspire you when it comes to enjoy a delicious, healthy diet that is cruelty-free


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Wild Animals Tourism

#RuthlessTourism

#RuthlessTourism tackles  the problem of animal abuse in the tourist industry


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We operate a rapid response to help animals in both natural and artificial crises 


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Fur Industry

#FurFreeBritain

The fur industry results in the horrific treatment of animals. We're working to stop this


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We're working across the globe to help stray animals in need. This includes neutering projects


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Bear Bile

Biggest Bile Bear Rescue

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home

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Rescue Jackson

Rescued fox Jackson shares new home with fellow rescued foxes

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51 dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Vietnam

Asia Canine Protection Alliance helps provide medical care for confiscated dogs 

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UK Blog #24: An Ugly Trend: Could Fur Be Making a Comeback in the UK?

Find out how fur sales may be on the rise and what you can do help us stop it.


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UK Blog #23: A New Day, but Work to Protect Animals Never Ends

As we awake on the first day, post-Brexit, we want to assure you that we will be continuing to ensure that we retain Britain’s high animal standards.


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UK Blog #22: Are You Ready to #WearItKind?

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new campaign, Wear it Kind


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UK Blog #21: Making Trophy Hunting the Target

We have until 25th February to make a difference.


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

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

An animal-friendly home for abused bears since 1998

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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

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

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Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife Reserve

A partnership project between Princess Alia Foundation and FOUR PAWS in Jordan

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