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Pigs Suffering in Factory Farming

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


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NSW Minister ignores sheep suffering in mulesing

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


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Shocking footage: Live plucking of geese for fashion

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Many Australians with pets are facing hardship and uncertainty, and there are caring animal services available to lend a helping hand to prevent having to surrender or abandon pets.


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FOUR PAWS rescues Asiatic black bear Soi

Bear was illegally kept in Son La province, Vietnam 


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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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