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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#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!

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Brokering a Better Deal for Animals

As Brexit edges closer here’s what you need to know 


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One Million Call to End the Dog Meat Trade

Petition to end the cruel dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia has reached a mammoth milestone!


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The Year that has been for FOUR PAWS

Animal welfare successes across 2020


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Knitting Kind

The animal-friendly knitting experience 


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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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The Campaign Against Madeline

Fur fashion is cruel, and still happening


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Previous blogs

recent updates

Press, rescues and other news.

Bear Jambolina arrives at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

From the bleak Ukrainian circus to the snowy Swiss Alps

FOUR PAWS brings bear Jambolina to her new home at Arosa Bear Sanctuary


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FOUR PAWS team with a rescued cat

For the first time FOUR PAWS closes a cat meat restaurant and slaughterhouse in Vietnam

25 animals rescued before brutal slaughter in the country’s so-called cat meat capital


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

One million signatures to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

FOUR PAWS receives global support in fight against the cruel trade


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Kaavan interacts with another elephant

Loneliest elephant in the world arrives in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS safely transfers Kaavan from Pakistan to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary


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Investigation into Tiger Mafia

Exposed: How the tiger mafia in Asia and Europe trades with endangered big cats

FOUR PAWS hosts world premiere of wildlife crime investigator Karl Ammann’s new documentary 


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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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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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Rare golden Asiatic black bear among seven rescued bile bears in Vietnam

Rare golden Asiatic black bear among seven rescued bile bears in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS provides forever home for long-suffering bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh 


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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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Key tourism operators join the fight against the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

FOUR PAWS reveals impact of the dog and cat meat trade on tourism at World Travel Market event


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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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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.

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 Ivan-Asen

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

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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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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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