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is a strong, global and independent voice for animals under direct human influence. Our vision is a world where people treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. 

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Cans of Kindness

Our challenge is simple and urgent: to feed those who have been left behind as the world has shut down. Share a Can of Kindness today!


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Mink at a fur farm

COVID-19 detected on Dutch mink farms

FOUR PAWS demands ban on fur farms and the sale of fur


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Happy and healthy Dushi

The Transformation of a Rescued Wild Animal

After being rescued, many of our animals go through an incredible mental and physical transformation


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Timeline of Our Activities and Achievements

Our mission for bile bears in Vietnam


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Small but mighty - Fancy Mice

Mice as Pets

A pet mouse is great animal for people who like to observe


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FOUR PAWS activists occupy fur farm in 1990

FOUR PAWS Reviews

Our successes year by year 


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Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Home at LIONSROCK after an emergency rescue


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The lowdown on Down

Down is considered a primary material for many major brands globally, but it is often sourced through the brutal practice of live plucking. Up to 40 geese can be live plucked just to make one duvet


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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering.

Wear it Kind

Fashion owes a huge debt to animals but, unfortunately for billions of animals every year, most brands don't even...

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#SaveTheSaddestBears

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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Ending the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

Millions of dogs and cats are killed for their meat every year. FOUR PAWS is committed to bringing an end to the cruel dog and cat meat ...

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BEARS

Campaigns, bear rescues and solutions to end their suffering
 

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BIG CATS

Learn more about the dangers facing big cats, our campaigns and rescues 

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animals in fashion

Campaigning for an animal-friendly fashion industry through our Wear it Kind campaign

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companion animals

Promoting better care for companion animals and ending the online puppy trade
 

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wild animals

All over the world, FOUR PAWS helps wild animals in need
 

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to feed, care for and desex stray dogs and cats 

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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

Bear in our SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A new home for bile bears in Vietnam

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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

Species-appropriate home for more than 100 rescued animals in South Africa

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BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

The biggest bear sanctuary in Western Europe

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.​​​​​​

Rescue Chuoi, Tao and Le

Chuoi, Tao and Le were successfully rescued out of their cage for the last time

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Rescue Motan and Pisa

Motan and Pisa have settled in incredibly well at our project LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary & Lodge! 

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Dog Archie

Rescue Archie

Left howling in pain when struck by a motorbike, dog Archie gets the care he desperately needed

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