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: FUR

Our fourth and final issue of FAUX PAWS for the year highlights the cruelty of the fur industry


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We must take foie gras off the menu

The UK remains complicit in the suffering of millions of birds 


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COP26 Round-up

What did this conference achieve and were animals given the attention they deserve?


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True stories of the illegal puppy trade: a much-loved puppy who was gone too soon

Illegal puppy breeding is real and brings desolation to British families more often than you know


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recent updates

Press, rescues and other news.

Elephant Kaavan in Cambodia

Lonely no more: A year after his sensational rescue, elephant Kaavan is thriving in the Cambodian jungle

Kaavan’s legacy and FOUR PAWS advice had Pakistan introduce ban on elephant imports


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NGOs Call on Governments to Greenlight Global Pandemic Treaty

Civil Society groups push for a Pandemic Treaty at a special session of the World Health Assembly


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Tigers behind bars on a breeding farm

The vicious exploitation of big cats farmed in their thousands

FOUR PAWS reveals big cat farming in South Africa contributing to global crisis


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Tiger

The launch of Tiger King 2 on Netflix and the suffering of captive tigers and other big cat species in the EU and worldwide

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Cattle

World leaders at COP26 missed opportunity to link animal agriculture to climate crisis

FOUR PAWS is disappointed that the role of factory farming has been neglected yet again


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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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