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The Future Has to Be Fur Free

Hannah Baker · 18.9.2020

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

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From Hell to the American Dream

Hannah Baker · 4.9.2020

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

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Kindness at Home and Away

Hannah Baker · 2.9.2020

Steps we can all make to Travel Kind and enjoy what the world has to offer without contributing to cruelty

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Travel Kind and Remember to Look, but Don’t Touch

Hannah Baker · 2.9.2020

How to be an animal-friendly traveller while still enjoying the beauty that animals have to offer

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Animal-Friendly Travel Is Easier Than You Think

Hannah Baker · 2.9.2020

We are calling on the public to be responsible travellers and Travel Kind – for the future of humankind, the planet and for animals.

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A Vote to Make a Lasting Difference for Animal Welfare

· 28.8.2020

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

Hannah Baker · 21.8.2020

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

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“Little Tiger”: New Report Reveals the Truth Behind Cat Meat Trade

Aaron Lax · 14.8.2020

Revealing the brutality behind the cat meat trade, causing the death of millions every year.

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THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON THE WILDLIFE TRADE

Hannah Baker · 5.8.2020

It’s time to end the commercial trade, for good. You can help us to make a difference through the power of #LiveKinder.

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

Jenny Canham · 29.7.2020

The number of ‘megafarms’ is growing in the UK and causing more animals to suffer
than ever.

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Pets Are Not Guests, They Are Family

Aaron Lax · 24.7.2020

Responsible pet ownership in trying times. Find out how you can look at after your feline friends during the pandemic.

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Time is Running Out to Secure a #BetterDealforAnimals

Jenny Canham · 24.7.2020

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

Aaron Lax · 24.7.2020

Know the truth behind your purchase and what to look out for when bringing a new member into your family.

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Government Guidelines Are Failing Animals, the Planet, and Human Health

Jenny Canham · 23.7.2020

It's time to make a change and you can help us to do it. Read our article for more information.

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UK Blog #43: Stray Animal Care

Hannah Baker · 22.7.2020

Needed now, more than ever. The effects of the pandemic are rippling all over the world.

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UK Blog #42: Why House of Fraser Must Support a #FurFreeBritain

Jenny Canham · 16.7.2020

Fur is an example of how we have confined wild animals to small, filthy cages in their millions in order to produce frivolous fashion items, the production of which is also destroying the planet. 

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The Police Check That Changed A Bears Life

Emily Lloyd · 13.7.2020

When a routine police stopped a taxi in Vietnam - they were shocked with what was laying on the back seat.

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#LiveKinder: Why We Must End Mulesing

Jenny Canham · 7.7.2020

The truth behind wool and what we can do to change its future. Do you know what mulesing actually is?

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Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 and Stray Animals

What a pandemic means for stray cats and dogs

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#LiveKinder: A Solution to the Dangers of the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

Aaron Lax · 3.7.2020

Not only does the dog and cat meat trade result in millions of animal deaths across Southeast Asia every year, many of them stolen pets.

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Taking the Pledge to #ProtectMillions: The Different Travel Company

· 2.7.2020

The voice behind the decision to take a stand against the dog and cat meat trade.

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#LiveKinder: A Way to End the Tiger Trade

Aaron Lax · 26.6.2020

The tiger trade is bringing the exploitation of wild animals to our doorstep. It's time to stop it.

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UK Blog #41: No End in Sight

Hannah Baker · 22.6.2020

No respite for sale of puppies despite law change and COVID-19 restrictions

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UK Blog #40: Pledge to #LiveKinder this World Meat-Free Week

Jenny Canham · 16.6.2020

It’s #WorldMeatFreeWeek and we’re using this opportunity to think about how we can create a kinder world by looking at what we are eating.

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Calling for a #BetterDealforAnimals

· 10.6.2020

Today is the second reading of the Agriculture Bill – a new national legislation to replace the laws previously covered by EU directives. 

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The Wildlife Trade

· 8.6.2020

Recent events with the Covid-19 viral pandemic have showed the devastating impact on global citizens, economies, trade and animal welfare worldwide.

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#LiveKinder

· 3.6.2020

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

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A FOUR PAWS Statement on DCMT

A response to recent media around the dog and cat meat trade 

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UK Blog #38: Eating Well While We #Stayhome

Jenny Canham · 6.5.2020

A recipe for healthy, tasty, and kinder food. You can enjoy food that is cruelty-free, not taste free.

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UK Blog #39: How to Take Part this National Vegetarian Week

Jenny Canham · 6.5.2020

A time to explore new tastes! Do you know the benefits of a meat-free diet? Find out more!

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UK Blog #37: World Veterinary Day

Hannah Baker · 17.4.2020

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions

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UK Blog #36: World Earth Day

Jenny Canham · 17.4.2020

April 22nd is #EarthDay, and this year’s focus is on climate action!

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#saddestbears Ukraine

Melanka and Leo Have Been Waiting a Long Time to Be Rescued

#saddestbears Ukraine: These two bears live on the grounds of a country residence used by the President of Ukraine

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UK Blog #35: LUCY’S LAW COMES INTO FORCE

Joanna Randall · 6.4.2020

A step forward for animal welfare

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UK Blog #34: World Stray Day

Hannah Baker · 4.4.2020

How can you help stray cats at home, and abroad.

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UK Blog #33: National Puppy Day

Hannah Baker · 23.3.2020

Awareness day is a moment of reflection on the state of animal welfare in the UK

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UK Blog #32: House of Horrors - Ditch Fur for Good!

Jenny Canham · 18.3.2020

Over 140 million animals are killed for their fur every year, the majority spend their lives confined to dirty cages on fur farms in China or Europe.

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Stray Animal Care on Silk Island: Working at 36 Degrees

Andreas Rainer · 18.3.2020

Medical care for over 500 animals in Kambosha, Silk Island in Cambodia.

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A New Dawn for End the Cage Age and the Sentience Bill?

Aaron Lax · 12.3.2020

Parliamentary debate due on 16th March which could change animal welfare in the UK

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UK Blog#30: Tipping the Scales Against Exotic Skins

Aaron Lax · 12.3.2020

The third instalment in our Wear It Kind campaign highlights the use of exotic skins in the fashion industry.

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UK Blog #29: The Budget is on the Table

Hannah Baker · 10.3.2020

Money can be a blocker for schools and hospitals introducing better food policies but shouldn’t be.

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UK Blog #28: NEW TV ADVERT ROARS INTO ACTION

Martin Dale · 6.3.2020

Big Cat Focused Advert Coming to a Screen Near You

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The Harsh Reality of Angora Wool

Aaron Lax · 5.3.2020

As our Wear It Kind campaign continues to expand, we come across angora wool as our next instalment

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UK Blog #26: It’s Nicer to Neuter

Hannah Baker · 25.2.2020

Last year our teams across Europe and Southeast Asia neutered over 15,000 cats and dogs.

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UK Blog #25: Tackling the Down Industry

Jenny Canham · 20.2.2020

The cruelty behind down feathers.

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UK Blog #27: UNITED TO PROTECT MILLIONS

Hannah Baker · 14.2.2020

Global support to end the dog and cat meat trade. You can join us in our goal to #ProtectMillions

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UK Blog #24: An Ugly Trend: Could Fur Be Making a Comeback in the UK?

Jenny Canham · 4.2.2020

Find out how fur sales may be on the rise and what you can do help us stop it.

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UK Blog #23: A New Day, but Work to Protect Animals Never Ends

Hannah Baker · 1.2.2020

As we awake on the first day, post-Brexit, we want to assure you that we will be continuing to ensure that we retain Britain’s high animal standards.

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UK Blog #22: Are You Ready to #WearItKind?

Jenny Canham · 28.1.2020

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new campaign, Wear it Kind

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UK Blog #21: Making Trophy Hunting the Target

Aaron Lax · 20.1.2020

We have until 25th February to make a difference. Find out what you can do to help.

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UK Blog #20: Primates, not Pets

Aaron Lax · 14.1.2020

A growing number of primates are being kept as pets in horrid conditions, but we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to ban the breeding and sale of them as companions.

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UK Blog #19: In the Fight to End the Fur Trade

Aaron Lax · 20.11.2019

Find out how you can help us to make the fur trade a thing of history. We can't do it without you.

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UK Blog #18: Working to Make Food Kinder this World Kindness Day!

Aaron Lax · 13.11.2019

We're challenging the welfare standards of the farming industry. Find out more.

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UK Blog #17: World Vegan Month is Upon Us!

Aaron Lax · 7.11.2019

World Vegan Month is a time to celebrate the past, present, and future of veganism.

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A Cruel Journey

This is a true story - our investigators recount the terrifying journey animals experience in the dog and cat meat trade

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UK Blog #16: Answering the Call for Crimes Against Wildlife

Aaron Lax · 23.10.2019

We're giving our voice to ensure crimes against wildlife are sentenced more effectively.

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Christmas Fundraising

UK Blog #15 Volunteer for FOUR PAWS this Christmas Period!

Aaron Lax · 21.10.2019

Spread some Christmas cheer while changing the lives of animals across the world.

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UK Blog #14 Young Supporters of FOUR PAWS UK

Aaron Lax · 15.10.2019

We celebrate the efforts of two of our youngest fundraisers. 

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UK Blog #13 Reaction to the Queen's Speech

Hannah Baker · 14.10.2019

Ambitious targets need to convert into world-leading environmental laws.

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UK Blog #12 Climbing Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Four Paws

Jenny Canham · 7.10.2019

Our amazing supporters Alexandra and James recently took on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, to raise money for Four Paws! 

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UK Blog #11 Why World Day for Farmed Animals is so important

Jenny Canham · 30.9.2019

World Day for Farmed Animals - a day to take action!

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UK Blog #10 Celebrating rabbits on International Rabbit Day!

Jenny Canham · 25.9.2019

The perfect time to celebrate our recent victory for rabbits...plus some fun facts!

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UK blog #9 Dog and cat meat consumption ban in UK

Joanna Randall · 20.9.2019

We urge the UK to take a stand against this cruel trade

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UK Blog #8 London Fashion Week 2019: Leave fur off the catwalk!

Jenny Canham · 12.9.2019

We urge London Fashion Week 2019 to show compassion to animals and ditch fur in this year's event! 

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UK Blog #7 Over 100,000 supporters for a #BetterDealForAnimals

Jenny Canham · 10.9.2019

A huge thank you to everybody who signed the petition calling for animal sentience to be recognised in UK law!

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UK Blog #6 A visit to Arosa Bear Sanctuary

Jo visits Arosa Bear Sanctuary in the beautiful Swiss Alps!

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UK Blog #5 We celebrate National Dog Day!

Joanna Randall · 21.8.2019

Meet five very good dogs FOUR PAWS helped this year

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UK Blog #4 Make Food Kinder - helping animals & the planet

Jenny Canham · 21.8.2019

Why we are urging local authorities to reduce animal products to help tackle climate change, and save animals too!

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UK Blog #3 Visit to FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary

Jenny Canham · 13.8.2019

Last week, we were incredibly lucky to spend our annual summer team away day at FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary.

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UK Blog #2 World Lion Day!

We celebrate World Lion Day by learning about volunteer Steph's experience at LIONSROCK!

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UK Blog #1 Welcome!

Jenny Canham · 6.8.2019

Welcome to our first UK blog update!

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Ground Zero of the Cambodian Dog Meat Trade

Dr Katherine Polak · 26.6.2019

A moments decision between life or death: Neary and Sopol get a second chance!

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Why we are celebrating International Disaster Risk Reduction Day

FOUR PAWS is providing assistance in crisis situations all over the world

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No Land in sight

The American East Coast was hit hard by hurricane Florence, forcing thousands to leave their homes and their animals behind - we packed our bags to go and look out for them

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Last Day on Lombok

Looking back on our 15 day mission in Indonesia

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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year

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Lombok's lost paradise

Our dangerous mission to the Indonesian islands struck by earthquakes that left hundreds of animals in urgent need

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No more excuses, eBay

Our “Thanks eBay” campaign reveals the shocking truth about the online marketplace, and the role classified advertising sites play in enabling the illegal puppy trade.  

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Ai Weiwei concerned about elephants in Myanmar

The Chinese artist visited several elephant camps with his team and FOUR PAWS to get an idea of the elephants’ living conditions.

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What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero

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