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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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#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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THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON THE WILDLIFE TRADE

It’s time to end the trade, for good


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Time is Running Out to Secure a #BetterDealforAnimals

MPs vote against ensuring high food hygiene and animal welfare standards post Brexit.


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Think Before You Click: The Illegal Puppy Trade

Know the truth behind your purchase


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Pets Are Not Guests, They Are Family

Responsible pet ownership in trying times


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The cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': The rampant cat meat trade in Vietnam

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade


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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation


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Tiger rescue in Germany and transfer to TIERART

Two former circus tigers retire to species-appropriate home in Germany

FOUR PAWS transfers Jill and Sahib to Animal and Species Protection Centre TIERART


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Two bear cubs rescued from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS brings the few weeks old bears to its sanctuary in Ninh Binh


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Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap becomes the first province to ban dog meat in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS applauds local government for reacting to its year-long investigations


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Bear cub kept as restaurant entertainment in Albania

Illegal wildlife trade in Albania is out of control

FOUR PAWS discovers bears, wolves, eagles and monkeys for sale on online portals 


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#LiveKinder

A small change, but a big impact for people, animals and the planet


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#LiveKinder: How ‘Megafarms’ are Causing Animal Suffering in the UK

The number of ‘megafarms’ is growing in the UK and causing more animals to suffer
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Mink at a fur farm

COVID-19 detected on Dutch mink farms

FOUR PAWS demands ban on fur farms


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Cats like to play

How to Keep Your Pets Occupied During Lockdown

Guide for Pet Owners


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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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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.

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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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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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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