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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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The Fur Trade: Deadly. Deceitful. Cruel.

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Rescue Nikola

A traumatic start in life with a happy ending


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Rescue Bé and Em

Stolen for the illegal wildlife trade, two orphaned bear cubs are safe now


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From the ruins: How stray animals are being taken care of in the streets of Bucha and other Ukrainian cities

FOUR PAWS delivers help in full capacity again for homeless dogs and cats across the country


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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 organised an action on June 8th at Nike´s main European Logistic Campus in Laakdal, Belgium

Over 50,000 sport enthusiasts want 50-year-jubilee Nike to stop using cruel wool

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


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Animal abuse for tourism is real. Travel without the animal cruelty.


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

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Rescue Nine Bile Bears

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

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Rescue Tsezar

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

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Rescue Lola

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

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

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Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

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

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