FOUR PAWS UK; 2022 so far 

A lot has been achieved for animal welfare so far this year, but there is so much more we want to achieve, and we need your help!


Taking action to ensure a safer future for animals means we’ve got a lot to do and are always on the move. As we rapidly approach August, we’re taking a moment to revisit all that has been achieved for animals since the year began.  

From rescues to policy work we’ve covered plenty of ground and come a long way, so let’s take a second to celebrate those wins for animals. 


Big Cat Trade

We started the year by highlighting the hidden cruelty behind tiger selfies  


We celebrated Dolce&Gabbana and
 ditching fur 


By getting over 100,000 signatures, you helped us secure a debate for the #EndtheCageAge Government e-petition


Nine Bile Bears

Nine bears rescued from a bear farm in Vietnam and moved to our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh  


Marked the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger with a new report exposing the big cat trade in South Africa  



Attended and celebrated the delivery of the Animal Welfare Resolution Nexus being passed at UNEA 5.2 in Nairobi 

Seven Bears

In response to the war in Ukraine, we took in seven bears to our species-appropriate sanctuary in Kosovo  


Rescued four tigers from a disused circus carriage in Argentina and moved them to our  specialist big cat sanctuary LIONSROCK in South Africa   

Restaurant Bear Vova

Rescued bear Vova from a restaurant in Ukraine and settled her into her new forever home in BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr 



With a number of other NGOs, we urged the Government to keep their promises made in the 2021 Action Plan for Animal Welfare and #DontBetrayAnimals  


Through our recently launched coalition UPAW (Ukrainian Pet Association Worldwide) we delivered 300 tonnes of pet food to those in need in Ukraine.


Sam and Jamila

Rehomed bear siblings Sam and Jamila to Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Switzerland  


Called for core animal welfare standards in trade policy at our first Parliamentary reception sharing new exclusive footage from a farm in New South Wales, Australia, highlighting the cruelty of mulesed sheep 


Launched a new online puppy trade awareness campaign called Cute. Quick. Sick with a series of billboards across the country highlighting the dangers of buying a puppy online 


Lion Cub Nikola

Lion cub Nikola was rescued from the streets of Moldova and moved to his forever home in FELIDA Big Cat sanctuary  

Celebrating Sentience

We celebrated the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022 finally achieving Royal Assent and the recognition of animals as sentient beings becoming enshrined in law. 

Make Food Kinder

We responded to the disappointing launch of the Government’s Food Strategy  and it’s lacking in animal welfare and meat reduction targets


Backed Henry Smith MP for Crawley in his Private Member’s Bill to pass legislation to end trophy hunting imports into the UK  


As a new supporting partner we welcomed the release of the tenth Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) - a report released to help drive higher farm animal welfare standards in the world’s leading food businesses and provide a benchmark to inform investor choices.


In just eight weeks, wsecured support from 50,000 people around the globe to call on NIKE to #StopCruelWool  

Our ambassador activity

Tom Grennan and Sharon Osbourne were amongst famous names celebrating National Dog Day with us and highlighting the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia in April.

What's next?

Looking back, it’s been an eventful start to the year, but this is just the beginning!  

We have so much we still want to achieve before the year is out, including:  

  • Calling on you to help us #EndTheCageAge once the Government launches the consultation on the caging of laying hens
  • Securing bans on the import and sale of fur, foie gras and hunting trophies
  • Working with coalition partners to improve the Government Buying Standards for food and ensuring meat reduction and animal welfare are considered in public sector procurement
  • Encouraging fashion brands to adopt animal-friendly textile policies
  • Continuing to rescue and protect animals across the world

How have you helped?

Your support is vital in helping us secure a safer future for animals and we couldn’t do it without you.  

By signing our petitions, writing to your MP or even donating, you’re helping us speak up for voiceless animals.  

Thank you. 

Stay tuned on our social media accounts or sign up to our newsletter to ensure you never miss an opportunity to help animal welfare, worldwide.   

Sophie Miller

Digital Marketing Specialist (Maternity Cover) FOUR PAWS Australia

Sophie works in the Communications Team at FOUR PAWS Australia. She has a background in Marketing, PR and Communications across the charity sector. Sophie is passionate about animal welfare and utilises her skills and experience in communications, marketing and PR to bring about change.

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