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Press, blog posts, rescues and other news.

Meriono sheep

Global brands sign open letter calling for mulesing-free wool

Open letter to Australian wool industry spearheaded by FOUR PAWS

Dogs on leash

Spring Time: Keep your Dog on a Leash

Let wild animals raise their babies in peace

Asiatic black bear Cam

Rescue Cam

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

Bad keeping conditions of bears in Vietnam

Bear farming hotspot Hanoi

Over 160 bears still suffer in Vietnam’s capital despite bear bile ban

The Truth about Fur

The Truth About Fur

Even a fur trim is extreme cruelty to animals 

Baby Orangutan Bhima

Rescue Bhima

With a broken arm and no mother, baby orangutan Bhima needs special care

Dog tied outside of shop

Keep Your Pets Safe from Theft

Stolen dogs are becoming a significant problem in many countries

Tigers Jasper and Jade

Seaview tigers moved to safe new forever home

On the 22nd of June 2021, two Siberian tigers were translocated in an emergency rescue operation from Seaview Predator Park in Port Elizabeth, to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in the Free State Province.

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Our current Campaigns

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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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Dog in a cage looking at the camera

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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Cat with a vet

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

Woman smiling


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.​​​​​

Rescue Xuan and Mo

Rescue Xuan and Mo

Kept in a basement, the Asiatic black bears were rescued from a life in darkness

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 Ivan-Asen in FELDIA 2018

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 

Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear

Bengal tiger rescue from the Bloemfontein Zoo

Rescue of Two Tigers and Three Jackals

Home at LIONSROCK after an emergency rescue

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Bear Mira on a flowery meadow in a sanctuary

home for rescued bears and big cats

Discover our sanctuaries and cooperation projects of FOUR PAWS


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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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