FOUR PAWS

is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.

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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

An estimated 30 million dogs and an unknown number of cats enter the meat trade every year making it arguably one of the most severe ...

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#MakeFoodKinder

We are working with local authorities to help make food kinder to animals, to the planet and to our health!

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They suffer, we suffer

COVID-19 has taught us many things, and one of these hard-hitting truths is that we must improve the way that humans ...

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#WearItKind

Millions of animals are suffering around the world for fashion every year. We need more compassion in fashion. ...

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Campaign Successes

Take a look back on some of our past campaign successes we’ve had for animal welfare thanks to you:

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The Tiger Trade

Find out about our work to end the tiger trade:

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#LiveKinder

Let's define a new normal.

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UK BLog

Find our latest UK campaign updates here!

FAUX PAWS: Down

Our third issue of FAUX PAWS puts the down industry in the spotlight


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Why were so many puppies purchased in 2020?

It is true the pandemic isn’t over. But as we are slowly going back to our normal routines, we start to reflect about the abnormal time we all went through and how it has affected us and our behaviour. 


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We need YOUR HELP to stop the illegal puppy trade!

Our Government is calling on pet owners across the nation to speak out against puppy smuggling, ear cropping and more.


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Patterns in the puppy market and what do they say about the illegal puppy trade?

Following the numerous lockdowns over the last 18 months many families wanted to add a four-legged friend to their home, but where did these puppies really come from?


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Previous blogs

recent updates

Press, rescues and other news.

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The first UN Food Systems Summit on 23.09 in New York

A FOUR PAWS statement


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Global fashion brands take a stand against animal suffering

FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry calling for an end to the cruel mulesing of lambs 


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Bear Martha is being rescued from a closed restaurant

Brown bear rescued after 17 years of abuse as circus and restaurant attraction in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS calls for strictly enforced animal protection laws


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ONLINE PUPPY TRADE MADE SAFER IN IRELAND

FOUR PAWS and Europetnet launch ‘PetSAFE’   


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FOUR PAWS CALLS FOR MORE PROTECTION FOR FARMED ANIMALS

UK Government shares outcome of consultation into live animal transport  


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Our Key Topics

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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Disaster Relief Unit Four Paws

Rapid Response

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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Stray Animals

Help for Strays

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


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Animal Rescues

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.

Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear

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Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Kaavan

Our heaviest rescue to date – after years of isolation for the Asian elephant Kaavan, his loneliness finally ends!

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7 bile bears rescued

Rescue of 7 Bile Bears

Asiatic black bears La, Lam, Sang, Dua, Khe, Oi and Xoai begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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Bear Teddy in a tiny cage

Rescue Teddy

Bear Teddy gets the life he deserves in DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa!

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Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Dog Kovi

Rescue Kovi, Kara, Tina

Three dogs found on deaths door

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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi, Nara and Nikko

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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Rescue Mi and Tam

Two bear cubs saved from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

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wildlife SANCTUARIES

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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BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Ukraine 

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FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Our FOUR PAWS sanctuary for big cats in the Netherlands

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LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

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

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