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#ENDTHECAGEAGE

Countless animals in Europe have to spend their lives in cages. Help us end the suffering with the EU-wide initiative "End the Cage Age"

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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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Slaying the protein myths

Things you should know about plant-based protein


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Coca Cola must end animal abuse!

Help us tell Coca Cola to never allow such animal suffering again.


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Cub

The adorable children's book with an important message!


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FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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


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Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 


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End the Cage Age

Countless animals in Europe have to spend their lives in cages. Help us end the suffering with the EU-wide initiative "End the Cage Age"


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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


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Rescue Rocco

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania


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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 sanctuary 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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Arosa bear sanctuary

The first bear sanctuary in Switzerland

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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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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

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

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Bärin Lula aus Mossul lebt jetzt im Wildtierschutzzentrum Al Ma'wa in Jordanien

Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife Reserve

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

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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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