Press releases

Find all our press releases concerning animal welfare campaigns, events, operations and more, here.

      Max Mara urged to drop cruel fur

      Animal organisations unite to call on Max Mara to go fur-free

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      Primate Licences has passed its Committee Stage

      FOUR PAWS UK responds to the news that the Animal Welfare (Primate Licences) (England) Regulations 2023 has passed its Committee Stage in the House of Commons

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      Kent Puppy Farmers

      FOUR PAWS UK responds to the news that five people have been jailed for operating a puppy farm

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      Live Exports Committee Stage Update

      We respond to the news that the Live Export Bill has moved to the House of Lords

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      Picture of a cow behind the bars of a transport truck

      Live Exports Bill is to be debated at committee stage in the house of commons

      We hope this opportunity will not be missed and stand ready to support the Government to make this law a reality 

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      The good, the bad and the ugly: Fashion’s biggest animal welfare friends and foes revealed in new report

      FOUR PAWS new report reveals the big - name fashion brands trailing behind commitments in doing better for animal welfare and climate standards

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      Trophy Hunting (Imports Prohibition) Bill falls in the house of lords

      Country Director, Sonul Badiani-Hamment shares FOUR PAWS dismay at the fall of this much needed legislation in the House of Lords.

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      BRITAIN’S ‘MISSING’ HALF A MILLION GHOST DOGS: FOUR PAWS EXPOSES THE ONLINE LOOPHOLES HELPING THE CRUEL AND ILLEGAL PUPPY TRADE THRIVE

      FOUR PAWS UK’s brand-new report reveals almost half of all puppies sold on popular online marketplace Gumtree were found to be illegally imported into the UK

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      Elephant Madhubala

      Ailing Elephant Madhubala in Desperate Need of a New Home

      FOUR PAWS gave recommendations over a month ago but officials lack an answer

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      Sheep

      400 International Fashion Brands oppose cruel wool

      FOUR PAWS advocates for animal welfare at high-level industry event in Northern Italy

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      Pigs at factory farming

      World Leaders Call For Preventing Future Pandemics

      The Political Declaration on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response must deliver

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      The Hunting Trophies (Import prohibition) Bill at risk

      FOUR PAWS UK's statement on the ongoing situation around the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill.

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      Don't let us down

      Animal protection groups including HSI/UK and FOUR PAWS UK voice concern that popular, Government-backed Bill is at serious risk

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      Pride of lions

      Trophy Hunting Bill left limping

      FOUR PAWS UK reacts to Committee Stage of vital Bill 

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      New photos show culling on Finnish Fur Farms

      New Photos Show Culling on Finnish Fur Farms

      Bird flu outbreak sparks pandemic concerns 

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      FOUR PAWS Returns to Karachi

      Relocation of elephant Madhubala given green light by Mayor 

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      Mink in a cage at a fur farm

      Finland to Cull 120,000 Animals

      A result of the latest bird flu outbreak

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      White tigress Charlota at a zoo in Czech Republic

      White Tiger Cub Rescued in Czech Republic

      EU Tiger Guidance is a vital step in curbing the trade and commercial use of captive tigers

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      Factory farm

      Next Pandemic Could Come from American Animal Industries

      Animal welfare organisation warns of zoonotic disease spreading because of high degree of animal use in the U.S.

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      Mink

      Animal Welfare for Sustainable Development at UN Event

      Animal welfare groups advocated for the recognition of animals' pivotal role in communities

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      FOUR PAWS shelters orphaned bear cub at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa in Bulgaria

      FOUR PAWS Shelters Orphaned Bear Cub

      The bear will receive special care in Greece to prepare for rehabilitation back into the wild

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      dogs in a cage

      Animal Welfare Groups Host Reception on Sustainable Development at UN Economic and Social Council

      Accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a key topic for the group

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      Taming Fashion: Choosing Kindness in the Fashion Industry

      Choosing Kindness in the Fashion Industry

      FOUR PAWS’ new report reveals true costs for animals and climate and future-fit alternatives to fur and other animal-derived materials 

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      FOUR PAWS calls upon the UK to #ProtectMillions against the dog and cat meat trade

      Today, global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS launched its most ambitious campaign action yet, to end the dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam.

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      “Horrifying” Investigation Shows the Dark Side of Dairy Farms

      FOUR PAWS, the global animal welfare organisation, has condoned the “horrifying” footage highlighting the mistreatment of Irish bull calves which aired yesterday evening across Ireland. 

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      Broiler chickens

      World Zoonosis Day Highlights “Lesson Not Learnt” from COVID-19

      Global animal welfare organisation says Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza could be a looming pandemic if we don’t rethink farming

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      FOUR PAWS rescues animals affected by flooding in Ukraine

      Emergency Relief for Animals in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS saves dog Nadiya and her ten puppies during flood aftermath

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      Brexit; A bad deal for animals

      New FOUR PAWS UK-backed report highlights the failings to protect and improve animal welfare in the UK 

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      Nike just did it and says “no” to the mutilation of lambs

      Nike Says “No” to the Mutilation of Lambs

      FOUR PAWS welcomes step towards higher animal welfare by switching to certified wool

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      Racccoon dog at TIERART

      High-End Parisian Designer Goes Fur Free

      FOUR PAWS helps design ba&sh animal welfare policy

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      Raccoon dogs in a cage at a fur farm

      EU Has the Chance to Ban Fur Farms Once and For All

      Over One Million EU Citizens Say They Want Fur Farms to be Outlawed Across All Member States

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      FOUR PAWS Warns of Inaction Taken by Governments Regarding Climate Change

      FOUR PAWS had hoped that negotiations would finally recognise the need for a holistic approach to food systems

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      Lions and tigers at a farm in South Africa

      Paid Interactions Fuel Exploitative Big Cat Farming in South Africa

      FOUR PAWS warns of tourist attractions that cruelly profit off big cats

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      Lioness Vasylyna at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

      Lioness from Illegal Private Keeping Arrives at Species-Appropriate Home

      FOUR PAWS brings lioness Vasylyna to its FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary in the Netherlands

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      Emergency Help to Animals in Ukraine After Severe Flooding

      FOUR PAWS is sending pet food and cages to help animals affected by the catastrophe

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      Tiger from Argentina is settling in

      Tigers from Illegal Breeding Farm Settle in at New Home in Jordan

      FOUR PAWS is willing to support further in Argentina, improving the lives of captive big cats

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      Government drops the kept animals bill

      Our response to the news that Government will be abandoning the essential Kept Animals Bill

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      Critical tiger rescue in Argentina

      Critical Tiger Rescue in Argentina

      FOUR PAWS en route to bring two tigers rescued from illegal breeding farm to wildlife sanctuary in Jordan

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      Big UK brands demand wool without cruelty

      FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry calling for an end to the brutal mulesing of lambs by 2030

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      Rebecca Picallo Gil, FOUR PAWS mulesing campaigner

      Fashion companies call on Australian wool industry

      FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry

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      FOUR PAWS UK urges government to deliver on Animal Welfare

      FOUR PAWS UK has signed an open letter to the Conservative Government, decrying the lack of progress made by this Government on animal protection and welfare since the publication of its Action Plan for Animal Welfare.

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      Rishi Sunak urged: stop ‘hanging animals out to dry’ by animal charities and celebrities including Dame Joanna Lumley, Leona Lewis and Will Young

      Celebrities have written to the Prime Minister asking for urgent action on animal welfare pledges, as leading animal protection organisations stage Downing Street demonstration. 

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      Dairy cow

      Chocolate companies show no sweetness to dairy cows and calves

      FOUR PAWS ranks Mars, Nestlé & Co. with regards to dairy reduction strategies

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      Raccoon dogs in a cage at a fur farm

      PUMA Joins the Fur Free Retailer Program

      FOUR PAWS welcomes the decision as an important sign against animal cruelty

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      Elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan

      Elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan Has Died

      FOUR PAWS experts worked tirelessly to help save her life

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      FOUR PAWS Report: Meat is "Eating up the planet"

      FOUR PAWS New Report on Earth Day: Meat Is “Eating up the Planet”

      Europe has surpassed the bearable meat consumption already by April 

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      Dr Amil Khalil with elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo

      Expert Vet Team Successfully Treats Suffering Elephant

      FOUR PAWS in Pakistan: “With proper care, rehabilitation is possible for Noor Jehan”

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      Elephant Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan

      FOUR PAWS to Help Suffering Elephant Noor Jehan

      Two of Pakistan’s last four captive African elephants at Karachi Zoo live in dire conditions despite expert recommendation for relocation

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      FOUR PAWS Stray Animal Care in Ukraine: Sterilisation and treatment of 140 cats and dogs at one of the biggest shelters in the Kyiv region

      Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has kicked off its Stray Animal Care (SAC) activities in Ukraine for the year with a large-scale sterilisation and treatment action in the Kyiv region.

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      FOUR PAWS Emergency Relief Efforts for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

      FOUR PAWS Continues Emergency Relief Efforts for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

      Crucial need for animal food and veterinary care after devastating earthquakes

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      Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

      Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

      Authorities ban trade to tackle rabies and animal cruelty

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      A tiger (Mafalda or Gustavo) looks directly at the camera at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in Bethlehem, South Africa.

      Former ‘Train Tigers’ Settled in One Year After Their Intercontinental Journey from Argentina to South Africa

      FOUR PAWS rescued four tigers in 2022 after more than 15 years in a train carriage

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      Cat Leo survived 18 days under the rubble

      Emergency Relief for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

      FOUR PAWS provides food and veterinary care for animals affected by the recent earthquakes

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      Mother cow and her calf

      A Year on Since Historic UN Animal Welfare Resolution

      FOUR PAWS celebrates milestone animal welfare resolution and new report 

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      YAN TAN JOINS FUR FREE RETAILER

      FOUR PAWS UK is delighted to announce the sustainable British knitwear brand Yan Tan as the newest addition to the Fur Free Retailer programme

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      Race against time: Animals in urgent need after massive earthquakes in Middle East

      FOUR PAWS and partner NGOs deliver vital support to dogs, cats and farm animals

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      Two decades since the UK banned fur farming and more luxury brands commit to going fur free

      Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS welcomes the news of more luxury brands committing to a fur free future

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      DOZENS OF CROSS-PARTY MPS AND PEERS MARK 20THANNIVERSARY OF UK FUR FARMING BAN AND COMMIT TO FINISH THE JOB BY SHUTTING DOWN THE UK FUR TRADE

      Ricky Gervais and Pete Wicks lend their support to Fur Free Britain campaign as FOUR PAWS UK and Humane Society International/UK launch new report and investigation exposing cruelty of global fur trade.

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      LIONSROCK reception

      FOUR PAWS reopens LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

      State-of-the-art ethical tourism and animal welfare education in South Africa

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      Marking the end of an era

      Last ‘restaurant bear’ in Albania saved

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      What a COP out!

      Global governments have still not addressed the problem at the heart of the climate emergency

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      Sudanese lions finally call Al Ma’wa home

      Following two years of preparation, lioness Kandaka and lion Mansour finally arrived to their new home in Al Ma'wa

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      FOUR PAWS launches free online animal rescue centre training programme

      FOUR PAWS, the global animal welfare organisation, has launched one of the first ever online training courses for animal rescue centres around the world

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      Fox Mala at TIERART

      Foxes and Raccoon Dogs Find Home at Tierart Wild Animal Sanctuary

      FOUR PAWS supports European Citizens' Initiative for a fur-free Europe

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      COP27: Art and Animal Welfare collide for UN Climate Conference

      FOUR PAWS creates one of the world’s largest 3D banners to address the urgent need for climate action and an end to factory farming

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      Severe pain and distress: live plucking of geese exposed in Poland farms despite EU-wide ban

      FOUR PAWS reveals animal welfare violations on almost half of investigated farms 

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      From a tiny backyard cage to freedom

      Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS have successfully rescued a young Asiatic black bear from illegal private keeping in the Son La province of Vietnam 

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      New FOUR PAWS report reveals supermarkets in the UK lack meat reduction strategies

      Earlier this year global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS assessed and scored 38 leading supermarkets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH countries) and the UK with regards to their meat reduction goals

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      Male bear in Bahkmut, Ukraine

      Emergency rescue of abandoned bear in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS takes in bear from war-torn Donetsk region at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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      Elephant Kaavan in his enclosure being visited by  Amir Khalil at Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

      Former “loneliest elephant in the world”, Kaavan, reunites with rescuers

      FOUR PAWS rescued Kaavan in 2020 and flew him to Cambodia in “heaviest” mission yet 

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      Karachi elephants receive dental surgery

      Last Captive Elephants From Pakistani Zoo Undergo One-Of-A-Kind Tusk Surgery

      International vet team from FOUR PAWS performs innovative super-size procedure 

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      Raccoon dog at a fur farm

      Copenhagen Fashion Week Goes Fur Free

      A historic moment for the fashion industry in Denmark

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      Handover event 'This is not Vietnam' in Hanoi, Vietnam

      33,000 Vietnamese Citizens and Residents Call For An End To The Dog And Cat Meat Trade

      FOUR PAWS hosted event in Hanoi to handover petition to the Vietnamese government 

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      Action Plan for Animal Welfare demanded from Leadership Candidates

      Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley and others support call for commitment to vital animal welfare improvements 

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      Online retail giant Zalando sets example against animal suffering in merino wool

      FOUR PAWS 'Brand Letter of Intent' calls on Wool Industry to stop mutilation of lambs

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      Lion cub Nikola at his new outdoor enclosure at FELIDA

      A lion cub’s journey across Europe to a better life

      FOUR PAWS transfers rescued lion Nikola from Montenegro to FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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      Dog in a cage for the DCMT in Indonesia

      Dog Slaughterhouse Owner in Indonesia Sentenced to 12 Months in Jail for Trading in Stolen Dogs for Human Consumption

      This is the third conviction of a dog meat trafficker since the national government’s declaration in 2018 that 'dogs are not food'

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      FOUR PAWS UK responds to Government Food Strategy

      Earlier this week, the Government announced their Food Strategy, which would lay out the future of food and farming in Britain. Unfortunately, it has left many underwhelmed

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      50,000 sport enthusiasts want NIKE to celebrate their 50th birthday by stopping their use of cruel wool

      FOUR PAWS welcomes strong support and urges market leader to switch to certified wool to help prevent the mutilation of lambs

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      Former stray dog provides therapy for recovering soldiers in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS Animal Assisted Therapy programme provides emotional support and PTSD prevention  

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      Bear Jamila exploring new home

      From North Macedonia to Switzerland: FOUR PAWS transfers two bears to new home in the swiss alps

      Bear siblings who spent their lives in cramped enclosures settle into new species-appropriate home 

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      FOUR PAWS vet and bear cubs

      Importing animal cruelty: the secret suffering behind the UK's free trade agreements

      Following the recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Australia, FOUR PAWS UK, RSPCA and the Trade and Animal Welfare Coalition gathered MPs in Parliament to highlight the harsh realities behind the lower standards being allowed into the UK

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      Chihuahua puppy

      Tackling the Illegal Puppy Trade in Europe

      FOUR PAWS and Europetnet launch ‘VeriPet’ in Switzerland to significantly reduce the illegal online puppy trade

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      Tom Grennan and Marmite the dog embrace

      Little bit of love for animal welfare

      UK musician Tom Grennan becomes ambassador for FOUR PAWS

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      FOUR PAWS vet and bear cubs

      Bear cubs tied in sack and offered for sale in Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues two Asiatic black bears from the illegal wildlife trade

      Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has rescued two bear cubs that were confiscated by the authorities in Lai Chau province, North West Vietnam

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      Dr Amir with food delivery

      A second delivery of 20 tonnes of food for zoo animals in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS partners with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) to provide relief for war-torn zoos 

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      Yorkshire terrier puppy with a blue background

      Cute. Quick. Sick - Is your online paw-chase too good to be true? 

      New campaign warning of the risks of buying a puppy online launched on billboards across the country

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      Athlete

      New brutal mulesing footage puts pressure on NIKE

      FOUR PAWS together with pro athletes call on sportswear giant to “Just Don't Do It”

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      dog in metal cage

      Celebrities support National Pet Day and an end to the cruel fog and cat trade in Southeast Asia

      Tom Grennan, Mayim Bialik and Sharon Osbourne joined FOUR PAWS to speak out against the dog and cat meat trade 

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      dog in metal cage

      Dog Trafficker in Indonesia Sentenced to Record Jail Term

      Trafficker, Guruh Tri Susilo, was sentenced to 17 months' imprisonment for trading in stolen dogs for human consumption

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      lamb

      Nike guys finish last

      Biggest sportswear manufacturer Nike lags behind in their commitment to phase out animal cruelty 

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      rainforest

      IPCC impact report released

      Today the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report which investigates mitigation of climate change, from energy, mobility to food and farming industries 

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      Hens

      300 Tonnes of pet food delivered to Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS and partners provide urgent help for thousands of dogs and cats  

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      Bear Vova before rescue

      Animal Welfare Efforts Continue Even in Times of War

      FOUR PAWS rescues former ‘restaurant bear’ in Ukraine

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      hen

      ARE BARN EGGS ALL THEY’RE CRACKED UP TO BE?

      FOUR PAWS statement on new term appearing in supermarkets from today.

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      Hens

      Tenth Annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare:

      Four out of five companies have policies in place, but the food industry must move faster to deliver meaningful welfare impacts

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      tiger being released to sanctuary

      The grass is greener in South Africa for released ‘train tigers’

      Four tigers, three countries and around 5,000 miles traveled as FOUR PAWS first South American rescue is successfully completed.

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      Tiger inside a cage

      Train tigers; trapped in a carriage for 15 years

      In the coming days, global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS will rescue four tigers from 15 years of isolation

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      Elephant peeping

      Emergency transfer of seven bears in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS takes in animals from partner organisation in Kyiv region

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      Refugees from Ukraine are crossing the border from Ukraine into Poland at Medyca, Poland, with their pets

      FOUR PAWS: Animal Welfare in Times of War Continues

      Neighbouring countries take in pets, bears in Ukrainian sanctuary are being kept safe 

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      Elephant peeping

      Animal welfare resolution adopted for first time in UN history

      A resolution addressing the connections between animal welfare, the environment and sustainable development has been passed at UNEA 5.2

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      FOUR PAWS rescues nine bile bears after more than 17 years in tiny cages

      Nine reasons an end to bear bile farming is within our grasp

      Nine bears exploited for their bile have been rescued across three bear bile farms in Vietnam 

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      FOUR PAWS rescues nine bile bears after more than 17 years in tiny cages

      The Crisis in Ukraine

      We are deeply concerned about the current crisis in Ukraine, and we are closely monitoring the developments 

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      Mink

      Dolce&Gabbana Goes Fur-Free

      FOUR PAWS, applauds iconic fashion brand showing more compassion in fashion

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      Moncler drops animal fur and joins Fur Free Retailer

      Global animal welfare organisation, FOUR PAWS, welcome decision that luxury brand goes fur free

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      Mother cow and calf in a field

      FOUR PAWS delighted to participate at the United Nations Environment Assembly

      The global animal welfare organisation continues to call for transformational change on production and consumption globally 

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      Despite COVID-19: FOUR PAWS fights for animal welfare worldwide in 2021

      26 wild animals rescues, thousands of dogs and cats saved from slaughter and a strong stance in the fight against factory farming

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      Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

      Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

      FOUR PAWS latest success in the fight against mulesing

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      Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

      Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

      Capital Hanoi remains bear farming lynchpin despite declining demand for bear bile

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      Vietnam establishes first ever dog and cat meat-free tourist-friendly city

      Vietnam establishes first ever dog and cat meat-free tourist-friendly city

      FOUR PAWS welcomes Hoi An City People’s Committee's progressive actions to protect dogs, cats, and people

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      Is your favourite fashion brand on the naughty or nice list this Christmas?

      FOUR PAWS publishes the latest Animal Welfare in Fashion report 

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      FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

      FOUR PAWS: “There is hope for the Karachi elephants, if improvements are made”

      Wildlife experts recommend urgent tusk surgery for elephant Noor Jehan

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Horse drawn cart

      FOUR PAWS helps ending animal cruelty at UNESCO World Heritage Site

      The use of horse carriages in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan will no longer be permitted and replaced by electric golf carts

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      Live animal markets

      ONE HEALTH IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE NEXT PANDEMIC

      FOUR PAWS considers next steps after World Health Summit 2021 

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      Farm industry

      COP26 is the best chance to tackle the climate emergency

      But without addressing animal welfare it will be a historic missed opportunity

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      Animal Charity

      Future study on pandemic prevention: scientists sound the alarm

      FOUR PAWS highlights the links between health, animal welfare, and pandemics

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      World Egg Day: A Cracking Reason to End The Cage Age

      Are we any closer to finally seeing an end to the cage age? 

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      Seven lions rescued from dangerous breeding and keeping conditions in Romania

      Seven lions rescued from dangerous breeding and keeping conditions in Romania

      FOUR PAWS brings three female and four male lions to Dutch FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

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      Global fashion brands take a stand against animal suffering 

      FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry calling for an end to the cruel mulesing of lambs 

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      Animal Charity

      ONLINE PUPPY TRADE MADE SAFER IN IRELAND

      FOUR PAWS and Europetnet launch ‘PetSAFE’   

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      FOUR PAWS CALLS FOR MORE PROTECTION FOR FARMED ANIMALS

      UK Government shares outcome of consultation into live animal transport  

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      Woman with sheep

      New study: Pandemic leads to increased demand for compassion in fashion

      FOUR PAWS reveals consumers are turning their back on animal derived textiles 

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      South Africa has announced its intent to end captive lion breeding, bone trade and domestication of the species

      South Africa has announced its intent to end captive lion breeding, bone trade and domestication of the species

      South Africa has announced its intent to end captive lion breeding, bone trade and domestication of the species

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      Relocation of the Beirut bears

      Suffering “Beirut Bears” start new life in American sanctuary

      FOUR PAWS flies two Syrian brown bears from Lebanon to Colorado

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      Brown bear family rescued after years as hotel entertainment in Ukraine

      Brown bear family rescued after years as hotel entertainment in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS has transferred two adult bears and their cub to BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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      Bad keeping conditions of bears in Vietnam

      Bear farming hotspot Hanoi

      Over 160 bears still suffer in Vietnam’s capital despite bear bile ban

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      Former circus bear Jambolina explores nature in the Swiss alps for the first time

      Former circus bear Jambolina explores nature in the Swiss alps for the first time

      FOUR PAWS brought Jambolina to Arosa Bear Sanctuary in December 2020

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      Dogs in Cambodia

      “Historic opportunity for pandemic treaty must not be missed!”

      FOUR PAWS calls on WHO member states to prevent future pandemics

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      Merino sheep

      FOUR PAWS achieves a “hat-trick” with Puma

      In the future, the German sports goods manufacturer will refrain from using uncertified wool of animal cruelty origin

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      FOUR PAWS encouraged by DFFE report

      After 15 years of campaigning captive lion breeding and keeping could be nearing its end in South Africa

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      Animal Charity

      Missing Lion: Wanted Lion Mojo Has Been Failed By the Authorities

      FOUR PAWS calls for stricter laws on wildlife trade and keeping

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      Animal Charity - Fox Mask for #FurFreeBritain

      Fox-masked campaigners submit 1 million petition signatures to No 10, calling for a UK fur sales ban ahead of Parliament’s 10 Minute Rule Bill

      Queen guitarist Brian May says the UK should ‘close our borders to the cruel, outdated, unnecessary and dangerous fur trade’

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      New Website Launched to Crack Down on Unlicensed Breeders and Illegal Puppy Traders

      FOUR PAWS and Animal Protection Services join forces to protect four-legged friends 

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      Ground-Breaking Ruling in Favour of Animals

      FOUR PAWS welcomes immediate sentencing of unlicensed breeder 

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      Sheeps and lambs on a farm with mulesing practice

      The suffering of the lambs: Mutilated for luxury fashion

      FOUR PAWS criticises animal cruelty at international fashion brands

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      Animal Charity

      Britain's Tiger Kings

      FOUR PAWS reissues call to ban commercial tiger trade following new ITV show 
       

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      Animal Charity

      How South Africa’s captive big cat breeding industry is exploiting animals AND people

      The industry of abuse has allowed animal suffering to proliferate to alarming levels

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      17 years in a dark, windowless basement

      17 years in a dark, windowless basement

      FOUR PAWS rescues two former bile bears in Vietnam

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      Campaigners in Spain

      Haven of hell: At “best”, the Elbeik's 1,610 cattle are killed on site

      FOUR PAWS speaks of a total failure of the European Union as well as the Spanish authorities

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      Campaigners in Spain

      After the tragedy of the "Karim Allah", the shipments from Spain are continuing

      FOUR PAWS is on site in Cartagena and documents the cruel machinery

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      Pig farming

      One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO:

      FOUR PAWS calls on responsible organisations and governments to improve the human-animal relationship to prevent future pandemics

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      Live animal transport of cattle

      Tragedy at sea continues: The "Elbeik" sails back to the EU after an odyssey of almost three months with 1,776 cattle on board

      FOUR PAWS already reported on the killing of the 895 young bulls of 'Karim Allah' this Sunday

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      Dog in small cage in slaughterhouse, Cambodia

      One million dogs killed: FOUR PAWS closes major slaughterhouse in Cambodia, rescuing 16 dogs on site

      Rescue comes a week after interception of 61 dogs in a minivan in Siem Reap

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      Animal Charity

      FOUR PAWS ranks fast food chains on their meat reduction strategies

      KFC, LEON, Pret A Manger and Pizza hut show development to commit to sustainable practices, but lots of work still required to decrease the negative impact on the climate 

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      Dogs rescued

      Slaughterhouse-bound minivan carrying 61 dogs intercepted in Cambodia

      FOUR PAWS steps in to assist Cambodian authorities in first ever interception of dogs being taken for the dog meat trade

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      Animal Charity

      Celebrities call for a #FurFreeBritain

      Britain's biggest celebrities and animal protection groups join forces to urge Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban the sale of fur

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      Fur fox

      Internationally renowned sports brand Adidas joins fur-free initiative

      FOUR PAWS welcomes newest member in the Fur Free Retailer program

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      Dog in shelter

      AWS distributes 10 tonnes of food to starving animals in Lebanon

      Hundreds of animals were left homeless after the devastating explosion in Beirut in August

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      Social Distancing Rules for Humans, But Not Animals

      FOUR PAWS issues stark warnings of future pandemics  

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      FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption

      Coronavirus lockdown: The perfect time to get a pet?

      FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption

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      Dog in shelter

      Overcrowded Shelters and Out-Of-Control Stray Dog Population in Moldova

      FOUR PAWS provides over 60,000 meals for starving dogs and rescues puppies in urgent need of care

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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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      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 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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      Transfer of Elephant Kaavan

      From the Loneliest to the Luckiest Elephant: Kaavan Takes off for Cambodia

      For the first time FOUR PAWS moves an elephant by air

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      President and First Lady of Pakistan bid farewell to elephant Kaavan

      President and First Lady of Pakistan Bid Farewell to Elephant Kaavan

      Days ahead of FOUR PAWS' first ever elephant transfer

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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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      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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      Dogs in a cage

      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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      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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      Transfer of bear Teddy

      After Years of Suffering, Bear Teddy Gets the Life He Deserves in Bulgaria

      FOUR PAWS rescues brown bear in North Macedonia and transfers him to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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      Elephant Kaavan will soon leave Pakistan

      Pakistan’s Last Asian Elephant Leaves for Cambodia in Late November

      The Islamabad High Court assigns FOUR PAWS with the relocation of lonely Kaavan

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      Farmed rabbits in cages, Italy

      Historic Success: 1.4 Million “End the Cage Age” Signatures Handed In to EU Commission

      FOUR PAWS applauds third highest signature count in the history of European Citizens’ Initiatives

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      Animal Charity

      How a Retro Bus Became a Veterinary Clinic for Strays

      On World Animal Day, Josef Pfabigan remembers a groundbreaking trip from Vienna to Bucharest

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      Lion cubs face bleak fate in cruel conditions in Bulgaria

      FOUR PAWS reveals systematic legalization of animal cruelty across the country

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      Press

      White lion cub involved in car accident to be returned to private owner in Spain

      FOUR PAWS criticises negligent action by German authorities 

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      Rescue bears Leo and Melanka

      FOUR PAWS Rescues ‘President Bears’ Leo and Melanka in Ukraine

      After 14 years of captivity at presidential residence, a new life awaits them at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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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

      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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      A World Outside the Cages

      FOUR PAWS offer life-long protection for two Ukrainian bears

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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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      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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      Pigs in stable

      FOUR PAWS Publishes Meat-Reduction-Ranking on Food Producers

      FRoSTA scored highest in FOUR PAWS ‘Atlas Challenge’ and first to sign commitment

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      Live animal transport in Europe

      EU Member States Take Action Against Legal Violations on Live Animal Transports

      FOUR PAWS warns that without a comprehensive EU-wide solution, violations will continue

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      FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS Rescues Two Bear Cubs From Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam

      The cubs arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh days before Vietnam announces ban on all wildlife trade

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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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      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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      Statement from Josef Pfabigan, CEO FOUR PAWS

      A Statement from Josef Pfabigan, FOUR PAWS CEO

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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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      Starving animals in Bali

      Stray Animals Are Starving Due to Collapse of Tourism in Bali

      FOUR PAWS teams up with Bali Animal Welfare to feed stray dogs and cats

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      China bans the selling of dog and cat meat

      FOUR PAWS calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam to follow China’s example

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      Cub Mochi finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

      FOUR PAWS rescues bear cub

      Cub Mochi finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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      Pledging to protect millions

      Independent tour operator supports FOUR PAWS’ call to end dog and cat meat trade

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      Lock down the illegal puppy trade

      FOUR PAWS reveals puppy trade undeterred by global pandemic  

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      Animal Charity

      Four Paws calls on global food delivery companies to reduce meat

      Delivery services only reach low to average scores in new ‘Atlas Challenge’ ranking

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      Animal Charity

      Baby Orangutan Crammed into a Sack and Tied to a Motorcycle

      FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL takes traumatised ape orphan into safe custody

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      Animal Charity

      The Mane Event: Lenci's Anniversary

      Rescued Lion Celebrates One-Year Free from Suffering

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      Animal Charity

      Celebrities Join Dog Meat Free Coalition

      Dame Judi Dench, Ricky Gervais, Joanna Lumley unite with Indonesian superstars to urge President Jokowi in video to respond to COVID-19 by closing down Indonesia’s live animal markets and dog and cat meat trades

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      Bad to the Bone

      FOUR PAWS investigation uncovers piles of cat bones and mother and daughter cat thieves

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      Animal Charity

      Romania to allow unrestricted killing of brown bears

      FOUR PAWS calls on Romanian Chamber of Deputies to reject new law and protect its wild bear population 

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      Rescued Sheep in Romania

      More than 14,000 sheep die in ship tragedy

      FOUR PAWS urges EU Commission for stricter enforcement and controls

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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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      Dog at home

      Pets and life after COVID-19 lockdown

      FOUR PAWS advises how to prepare pets for a normal routine again

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      Tiger behind bars

      The Tiger Kings in Europe

      FOUR PAWS releases new report unveiling out-of-control captive tiger trade

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      COVID-19: NGOs call on World Health Organisation to help stop next pandemic

      Ban on global wildlife markets could prevent such health crises in the future

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      Dog and cat meat trade in the time of the COVID-19 epidemic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

      China Bans Dog and Cat Meat | Animal Charity

      FOUR PAWS reveals new dog and cat meat trend amongst global pandemic

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      Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

      FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

      Coronavirus might endanger last great apes 

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      Non-mulesing Sheep

      100 Textile Brands Against Mulesing

      FOUR PAWS urges fashion industry to demand cruelty-free wool

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      Animal Charity

      Police prevent illegal puppy trade

      Following a tip from the animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS, the Bavarian police were able to prevent an illegal puppy trade on Tuesday evening 

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      Bear hugs all round

      Rescued bear celebrates first birthday 

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      Dogs in a cage

      European Parliament requests mandatory registration of all dogs and cats to combat illegal pet trade

      FOUR PAWS welcomes the progressive decision in favour of animal welfare 

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      Dogs in a cage

      Millions of Dogs and Cats are Slaughtered for Their Meat

      According to new FOUR PAWS report, trade continues to thrive despite severe risk to public health 

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      starving lions

      FOUR PAWS cares for starving animals in Sudan

      Four lions have already lost two thirds of their natural body weight

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      FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance warn against 'WelFur' animal welfare label

      Fur production is responsible for the painful death of millions of animals every year

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      Rescued sheep arrive at new home

      FOUR PAWS provides new home for sheep rescued from capsized ship in Romania

      180 sheep out of 14,000 survived due to tireless rescue efforts

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      Animal Charity

      FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler

      It is with great sadness that the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS announces the death of Founder and President Heli Dungler

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      2,275 stray animals treated in Ukraine in 2019

      FOUR PAWS Stray Animal Care project improves animal welfare and reduces rabies risk

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      140-kilo bear found stuffed inside taxi in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS provides emergency care and new home for distressed bear

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      FOUR PAWS rescues senior bear in Vietnam after three decades in tiny cage

      Bear Ben finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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      FOUR PAWS takes care of neglected zoo animals in Lebanon

      Animals urgently need food and medical treatment

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      Animal Charity

      Romania plans to suspend live exports to third countries

      FOUR PAWS continues to fight for safe shelter for surviving sheep 

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      The race against time: 228 sheep already rescued from capsized ship in Romania

      FOUR PAWS’ partner drilled holes in ship's side – rescue mission continues today

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      Animal Charity

      FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia

      Two of the rescued dogs were locked in a cage for years, witnessing the slaughter of thousands of other dogs

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      FOUR PAWS rescues two brown bears kept as tourist attraction in Ukraine

      Dasha and Lelya find forever home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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      FOUR PAWS rescues two brown bears kept as tourist attraction in Ukraine

      Dasha and Lelya find forever home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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      Premium cheese from poor conditions

      Footage obtained by FOUR PAWS once again reveals complaints with Italy’s buffalo farms

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      Rescued German tigers arrive at big cat sanctuary in South Africa

      FOUR PAWS relocates two tiger trade victims from its big cat centre TIERART to LIONSROCK

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      FOUR PAWS exposes lucrative trade in tigers in Lithuania

      Undercover footage shows how tiger cubs are offered for lucrative trade

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      Sensation at FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo

      Orangutan orphan Gerhana thrives despite living with a bullet in his body

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      World Rabies Day: The ultimate fight against rabies in Myanmar continues

      FOUR PAWS long-term project aims to vaccinate one million animals by 2022

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      Biggest FOUR PAWS mission in Vietnam: Seven bile bears rescued from cruel captivity

      Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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      Bullet particles discovered in three-legged bear

      FOUR PAWS found a new home for Dushi in Germany after rescue from Albanian horror zoo

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      Cuddling kills: FOUR PAWS warns tourists to avoid cruel lion petting farms

      FOUR PAWS warns tourists to avoid cruel lion petting farms

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      FOUR PAWS demands: No animal torture deals with the USA

      EU wants to import more beef from the USA 

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      29 orphaned cheetahs in Somaliland in need of food and supplies

      FOUR PAWS contributes to conservation efforts of Africa’s most endangered big cat

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      The last illegally kept brown bears in Croatia get new home

      FOUR PAWS rescues and transfers Suzana and Bruno to Croatian bear refuge

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      Anonymous and dangerous: Illegal puppy dealers to be evicted from online classifieds

      FOUR PAWS proposes EU model solution for traceability of dogs

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      FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

      The bear is now safe at species-appropriate BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

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      Vietnam: Lives of two rescued bear cubs are saved

      Mi and Tam delight animal keepers in FOUR PAWS’ BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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      Rescued lions from Albanian horror zoo arrive at new home

      FOUR PAWS brings Lenci, Zhaku and Bobby to Dutch Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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      Freedom for three orphaned bear siblings in Bulgaria

      FOUR PAWS helps to release bear trio into the wild after a year of preparation 

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      Kosovar government keeps orphaned bear cub in filthy basement

      FOUR PAWS calls on authorities to hand over brown bear

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      Two lions rescued from Gaza arrive at FOUR PAWS sanctuary in South Africa

      Motan and Pisa finally get the chance to heal from their difficult past at LIONSROCK

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      A new chapter for Dushi

      FOUR PAWS brings three-legged bear from Albanian zoo to Germany

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      FOUR PAWS rescues 47 zoo animals from the Gaza Strip

      The animals are taken to sanctuaries in Jordan and South Africa

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      Tiger Caruso finds his happy ending at LIONSROCK

      FOUR PAWS transfers cruelly traded tiger from Netherlands to South Africa

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      Escalation in Gaza: FOUR PAWS must postpone rescue mission

      Over 40 zoo animals will be evacuated once the situation is safe for the rescue team

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      FOUR PAWS to rescue over 40 animals from Rafah Zoo in Gaza

      The evacuation and relocation of the suffering zoo animals begins late March

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      FOUR PAWS rescues five bears from agonising conditions in Vietnam

      The bears have found a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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      FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

      Hundreds of animals still suffer on bear farms

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      British actor Peter Egan visits “sickening horrors”

      Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan visibly shocked after visit to North Sulawesi’s infamous dog and cat meat markets, calls for ban on “scenes of hell”

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      FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

      Laska finds a home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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      Rafah Zoo in Gaza: Zoo owner plans to remove claws of more lions

      FOUR PAWS calls on local authorities to put an end to the cruel torture

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      Animal torture: Lioness’ claws amputated with garden shears in Gaza's oldest zoo

      FOUR PAWS demands permanent closure of zoo and relocation of 49 animals

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      Two of the last Albanian restaurant bears find new home in Swiss Alps

      FOUR PAWS welcomes Meimo and Amelia at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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      Bizarre discovery in Germany: Puma cub kept in apartment

      FOUR PAWS provides sanctuary for cub that is victim of Europe’s trade in wild cats

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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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      Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais call on eBay to regulate online puppy trade

      FOUR PAWS prompts eBay to implement measures against the cruel illegal puppy trade on their classified ad sites

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      News from FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

      Orangutan babies learn to climb in the rainforest of Borneo

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      Calves and Buffalo Mozzarella Production

      FOUR PAWS continues to uncover the brutal side of Italy's buffalo farms

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      Animal Charity

      Wild Animals Evacuated from “Europe's Worst Zoo”

      Three lions and a three-legged bear are among the rescued animals

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      War Lion Saeed from Syria Finds Companion

      FOUR PAWS plans to socialise the rescued lions Saeed and Nala in South Africa

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      22,000 Euros for a Tiger: The Big Cat Trade

      FOUR PAWS urges the European Commission to ban the trade in tigers for good

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      Plan to Vaccinate One Million Dogs and Cats

      FOUR PAWS announces new plan to vaccinate one million dogs and cats

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      Help for Animals at Lombok Earthquake

      Horses and cats of Gili Islands receive food and medical care

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      FOUR PAWS #ThankseBay Campaign Success

      Gumtree UK decides for crackdown on illegal puppy traders

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      Animal Charity

      Prada’s Animal Fur is out of Fashion

      FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance call on luxury fashion brand to go fur-free

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      From King of the Jungle to Traded Skeleton

      FOUR PAWS urges South Africa to change direction on the fate of lions for International Lion Day

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      Bouillon Cubes and Wine from Tiger Bones

      FOUR PAWS on alarming developments in the light of International Tiger Day

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      Animal Charity

      Highly Endangered Species for Sale in Europe

      FOUR PAWS research and police raids in Czech Republic uncover ruthless tiger trade

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      Animal Charity

      Ai Weiwei visit Working Elephants

      Artist concerned about the animals’ future

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      Arosa Bear Sanctuary Welcomes First Resident

      FOUR PAWS transfers last Serbian dancing bear to his new Swiss home

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      Kvitka now has a Happy Future at Hand

      FOUR PAWS rescues baiting bear from Ukrainian hunting station

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      Over 50,000 Dogs and Cats Vaccinated

      FOUR PAWS surpasses first crucial goal in the fight against rabies

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      ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo

      First orangutan students attend their lessons in the rainforest

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      Animal Charity

      First Ever Sanctuary for Working Elephants

      Former logging elephants as well as orphaned or injured animals will be rehabilitated at the new facility

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      Animal Charity

      Vietnamese Bile Bears May and Binh Yen Rescued

      FOUR PAWS ends bile bear keeping in Ninh Binh province

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      “Animals Have Been Victims for Far Too Long”

      FOUR PAWS hosted the first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna, Austria

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      Tigers Receive First Medical Check-up

      FOUR PAWS brought the weakened animals to The Netherlands last year

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      Animal Charity

      Illegal Bulgarian Zoo Lion Joins Family

      FOUR PAWS transfers lion Ivan-Asen to its Big Cat Centre FELIDA 

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      Animal Charity

      Ai Weiwei Joins Animal Welfare Summit

      Theme of IAWS 2018: "Animal welfare: question of the future or luxury problem?"

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      Two Bulgarian Lion Cubs Find a New Home

      FOUR PAWS moves the animals from illegal keeping to Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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      Animal Charity

      War Lions from Iraq and Syria find New Home in South Africa

      War lions from Iraq and Syria find new home in South Africa

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      Switzerland Bans the Anonymous Trade of Dogs

      FOUR PAWS urges global classified ad platforms to follow

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