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Piglets being transported

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

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Urgent medical attention to animals in need

FOUR PAWS rescues animals from collapsed buildings in Beirut

FOUR PAWS saves pets in Lebanon

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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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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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Milk Farm

The Dutch government announced to shut down the mink farming industry in the country by March 2021

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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

After the harrowing death of two lions

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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

After the harrowing death of two lions

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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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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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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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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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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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The Mane Event: Lenci's Anniversary

Rescued Lion Celebrates One-Year Free from Suffering

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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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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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Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 pandemic: Thousands of stray dogs and cats in Europe are in danger of starving

FOUR PAWS starts feeding project for homeless animals

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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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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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FOUR PAWS International: Long-time colleague Josef Pfabigan to follow Heli Dungler as CEO

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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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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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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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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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Elephant riding and tiger selfies: Ruthless tourism in the heart of Europe

FOUR PAWS investigations reveal the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment in Germany, Spain, France and the Czech Republic

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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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Ruthless Czech tiger trader walks free after suspended sentence

FOUR PAWS calls on the European Commission to finally ban tiger trade

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Rescued lions continue to suffer in Albania because of bureaucratic arbitrariness

FOUR PAWS calls for protest against Albanian authorities

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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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Orangutan Robin underwent surgery at FOUR PAWS FOREST SCHOOL

Suspicion of testicular cancer

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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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FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

Laska finds a home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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British actor Peter Egan visits “sickening horrors” of North Sulawesi’s brutal dog and cat meat markets, calls on Indonesian government to take action

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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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 of the last remaining restaurant bears in Albania are looking for a new home

FOUR PAWS set to rehome the bears promptly

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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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Terrible animal suffering in Vietnam: Bile bears die shortly before they are rescued

FOUR PAWS calls for consequences for bear farmers

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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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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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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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Highly Endangered Species for Sale in Europe

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

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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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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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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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Vaccination of 30,000 Dogs and Cats

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Illegal Bulgarian Zoo Lion Joins Family

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

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Ai Weiwei Joins Animal Welfare Summit

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

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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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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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Switzerland Bans the Anonymous Trade of Dogs

FOUR PAWS urges global classified ad platforms to follow

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