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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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Coronavirus - We stand strong for animals

Being well prepared and always caring for animals


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Dog laying in the sun at home

#StayAtHomeChallenge

Our animals have a very important role in the home office


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Dancing Bears Svetla and Mima in chains

Rescue Svetla and Mima

They 'danced' all their lives for tourists 


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Cats like to play

How to keep your pets occupied during the coronavirus lockdown

Guide for Pet Owners


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Lion Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our Big Cat Centre FELIDA


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Making headlines for animals

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on our shocking new research, which estimates that nine million dogs and one million cats are brutally slaughtered in SE Asia annually 


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Take Action! Protect lambs from mulesing

Every year millions of Australian lambs raised for wool production continue to suffer the brutal mutilation practice of mulesing


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FOUR PAWS activists occupy fur farm in 1990

FOUR PAWS Reviews

Our successes year by year 


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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering.

#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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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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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 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 care for and neuter stray dogs and cats 

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wildlife SANCTUARIES

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

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 Arbesbach

An animal-friendly home for abused bears since 1998

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

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

Confiscated Bear in a cage

Rescue Freddie

The story of a bear, confiscated from the backseat of a taxi

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Dog Whitey suffered from skin infection

Rescue Whitey

Heartlessly dumped on the streets of Thailand, he was left to fend for himself

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Bear Violeta enjoys her life

Rescue Violeta

Some wounds remain scars forever, but kindness can transform a gentle bear

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