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Proactive animal welfare standards should be embraced

Agribusiness panicked tactics against animal welfare benchmarks ignore consumer demand for better animal care

Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

Campaigners―joined by Kim Basinger, Ricky Gervais and Peter Egan― celebrate as Jakarta, Indonesia, bans city’s dog meat trade that kills 340 dogs a day

FOUR PAWS Emergency Relief Efforts for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

FOUR PAWS Continues Emergency Relief Efforts for Animals in Türkiye and Syria

Crucial need for animal food and veterinary care after devastating earthquakes

FOUR PAWS earthquake relief in Syria

Seven Hours in Syria to Deliver Aid for Animals

The Mission team travels to Jindires, where residents are desperate for support following the earthquakes

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Saving Lives and Livelihoods in Rural Türkiye

FOUR PAWS' relief efforts to help animals in the earthquake zones

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‘Train Tigers’ One Year After Rescue from Argentina

FOUR PAWS rescued four tigers in 2022 after more than 15 years in a train carriage

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The Story of Cat Kisa

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The Fur Trade: Deadly. Deceitful. Cruel.

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Local and exotic wildlife suffer across a wide range of sectors, we're working to stop it

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Rescue Bear Vova

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

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 Elephant 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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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.