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Cute. Quick. Sick.

The puppy farm scam. The dirty business of treating dogs like a "commodity"

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What You Need to Know About Online Puppy Sellers

The most common tricks to avoid when looking for a puppy

pigs in factory farming

Pigs Suffering in Factory Farming

Pigs killed in the Australian meat industry suffer throughout their short lives, together we can ease this suffering. 

Lambs with bloody backs after mulesing

NSW Minister ignores sheep suffering in mulesing

Joint Media Statement – FOUR PAWS Australia, Humane Society International Australia

Live plucking at a geese farm in Poland

Shocking footage: Live plucking of geese for fashion

FOUR PAWS reveals animal welfare violations on almost half of investigated farms

horse racing

Melbourne Cup: Horses Racing for their Lives

Cruelty prevails in the horse racing industry. Join us in saying Nup to the Cup

Asiatic black bear Soi in a tiny cage in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues Asiatic black bear Soi

Bear was illegally kept in Son La province, Vietnam 

Battery hen in Australia

Australia to finally ban battery cages... but 2036 is still too late!

FOUR PAWS is calling for a faster phase-out period to protect chickens from suffering.

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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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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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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 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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