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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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#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 Future Has to Be Fur Free

Ex-CEO of the British Fur Trade Association speaks out against the trade


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From Hell to the American Dream

Rescued from the dog meat trade, one four-legged friend’s luck has finally changed


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A Vote to Make a Lasting Difference for Animal Welfare

Agriculture Bill approaches life-changing vote that could help to create a better world for farm animals.


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#LiveKinder: Take the Challenge

Plant-based alternatives are better for you, the planet and animals  


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Piglets being transported

The first meeting of the EU Committee of Inquiry on Animal Transport in Brussels on September 21, 2020

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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

Green light for the rescue of the world's loneliest elephant

FOUR PAWS medical examination shows that elephant Kaavan is fit to be relocated


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Mink at a fur farm

After Coronavirus-Outbreak, Dutch Parliament votes to shut down mink farms

FOUR PAWS expects Dutch decision is game-changer for global fur farming


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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

After the harrowing death of two lions


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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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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

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Rescue Ivan-Asen

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Three bear cubs saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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Dog Max

Rescue Max

An abused dog gets his second chance and a family who loves him

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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 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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