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20 years in a 'car-sized' cage

Help rescue bear Na: The lone survivor in a bear farm

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the deadly link

To eradicate rabies, we must end the dog meat trade.

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is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.


Here are just some of the incredible animal welfare highlights we achieved in 2022 thanks to our supporters!


Bears rescued from bile farms and tourism exploitation, now living in peace at our species-appropriate sanctuaries. 


Big cats rescued from terrible breeding facilities, zoos and brutal captivity, and transferred to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.


Elephants provided with urgent dental care and veterinary treatment.


cats and dogs fed around the world through ongoing feeding programs. 


dogs and cats desexed and vaccinated globally. 

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Press, blog posts, rescues and other news.

Tiger cub Charlota in the Czech Republic

Rescue Tigress Charlota

A victim of the ruthless tiger trade

cat in vet clinic

Bird Flu Kills Nearly 40 Cats in South Korean Shelter

Government now calling for nationwide inspections at animal protection centres.

Outbreak of Bird Flu on Finnish Fur Farms “Major Cause for Concern”

Outbreak of Bird Flu on Finnish Fur Farms

Leading animal welfare organisation says the bird flu outbreak in Finland part of a wider problem across Europe


Cracking the Facts: Myth-busting the impact of the battery cage egg phase out

What’s the truth behind the phase out of battery cages in Australia, and why it is making headlines?  

Taming Fashion report

New 'Taming Fashion' report reveals fashion’s cost for animals

A two-part report reveals fashion’s true cost for animals, humans and climate, and showcases new technology to create sustainable future-proof fashion.

A Merino sheep

Nike just did it! Says “no” to the mutilation of lambs

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

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Barely Wild

Inside the big cat farming industry for tourism

sheep on live transport

Live Export in Australia

Despite growing unpopularity, Australia continues to be one of the world's largest live exporters.

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The Big Cats Trade

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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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Rescue Bears in Captivity

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Pandemics and Animal Welfare

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Wear it kind


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raccoon dog in fur trade

The Fur Trade: Deadly. Deceitful. Cruel.

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Animals in Australia

Our work to help protect animals in Australia

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Companion Animals

We work to ensure dogs, cats, rabbits, and other pets get the love they deserve

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Farm Animals

See what we're doing to help cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep, and more farm animals

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Wild Animals

Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it

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We're here to inspire you when it comes to enjoy a delicious, healthy diet that is cruelty-free

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For an animal-friendly fashion industry - we call for #BanFur, #EndMulesing, among others

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Rapid Response 

We help animals in conflict zones and war-torn areas

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Help for Strays

We're working across the globe to help stray animals in need

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read our emotional and inspiring animal rescues.​​​​​

Bear Vova before rescue

Rescue Bear Vova

No more entertaining – a new life awaits the Ukrainian restaurant bear

Bear Thi

Rescue Nine Bile Bears

From life behind bars to paradise: Almost two decades in captivity are over

Rescue Tsezar

Rescue Tiger Tsezar

Left to die, but eventually rescued and safely transferred to our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

Rescue Dog Lola

Rescue Dog Lola

Chained for one year, dog Lola finally gets a chance in life

Elephant Kaavan

Rescue Elephant Kaavan

Our heaviest rescue to date – after years of isolation for the Asian elephant Kaavan, his loneliness finally ends!

Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

From sadness to safety: Simba and his siblings found their new home!

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Bear Mira on a flowery meadow in a sanctuary

home for rescued bears, big cats, and primates

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Our press corner includes the latest international press releases of current animal welfare topics, operations, rescues and much more. 

Are you a journalist? Contact our press team today with your questions and to set up an interview with one of our experts in the field.