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New brutal mulesing footage puts pressure on Nike

FOUR PAWS together with pro athletes call on sportswear giant to “Just Don't Do It”


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Cockfighting and Dog Fighting - Two Largely Unknown Animal Welfare Issues Rife in Australia

How gambling and the thrill of profit are perpetuating an underground ring of animal fighting


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Cruel wool in sportswear is in high season

New FOUR PAWS report reveals market leader Nike lagging behind competitors on animal welfare


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From Argentina to South Africa: ‘Train tigers’ feel grass under their paws for the first time

FOUR PAWS transfers­ four rescued tigers to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 


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UPAW keeps delivering tonnes of food to animal shelters in Ukraine

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Launch of 2-million-strong animal welfare alliance to put animals on political agenda


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Borneo: First ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL graduates prepare for 2022 release into the wild

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

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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

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