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Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

Hugo Boss becomes sheep's friend

FOUR PAWS latest success in the fight against mulesing

Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

Capital Hanoi remains bear farming lynchpin despite declining demand for bear bile

Vietnam establishes first ever dog and cat meat-free tourist-friendly city

Vietnam establishes first ever dog and cat meat-free tourist-friendly city

FOUR PAWS welcomes Hoi An City People’s Committee's progressive actions to protect dogs, cats, and people

The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

FOUR PAWS publishes the latest Animal Welfare in Fashion report

raccoon dog in fur farm

SPORTALM #KissFurGoodbye

SPORTALM Kitzbühel, an established luxury ski wear brand based in Austria still sells real fur. Let us convince the company together to leave this cruel and obsolete industry.

Travel Kind for animals

Travel Kind

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

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Our current Campaigns

Become part of our movement to end animal suffering!


To protect animals and our planet, we can all be kinder. Kinder in what we eat, what we wear and how we treat the world. Small actions can ...


End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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

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Rescue Bears in Captivity

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions globally. Closer to home, we are on the mission to #SavetheSaddestBears kept in captivity for ...

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Bile bear in a cage

The Tiger Trade

We campaign to protect the endangered tigers and other big cats from the #RuthlessTrade.

Tiger in captivity

Pandemics and Animal Welfare

COVID-19 has taught us that we must improve the way that humans treat animals. Let's prevent the pandemic of tomorrow by first saving ...

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Millions of animals are suffering around the world for fashion every year. We are changing the world fo fashion to not only look great, but...

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Wear it kind

The Fur Trade: Deadly. Deceitful. Cruel.

Over 71% of Aussies are concerned about fur. But, did you know you might still be unintentionally supporting the cruel and deadly fur ...

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raccoon dog in fur trade

our key topics

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COVID-19 & Animals

All you need to know about animal welfare and COVID-19

Companion Animals

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

Traybake vegetables


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

Helping Stray Animals

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.​​​​​

Asiatic black bear Cam

Rescue Cam

After being locked away behind iron bars, there is a bright future for the Asiatic black bear

Rescue Lola

Rescue 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!

Lion Bobby in FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Rescue Bobby

Lion Bobby is settled and relaxed at his home in our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

Bear Martha

Rescue Martha

The Ukrainian circus and restaurant bear finally gets her freedom

Tigress Dehli at FELIDA

Rescue Dehli

The beautiful tigress of FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

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Bear Mira on a flowery meadow in a sanctuary

home for rescued bears and big cats

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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.

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