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A group of cats being caged for the cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': Exposing the cat meat trade in Vietnam.

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade


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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation


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Australian Merino sheep

Producers say non-mulesing improves sheep welfare in Australia

New economic report highlights financial and sheep welfare success of wool producers who have ended mulesing 


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Community Engagement in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia

Supporting communities in shaping a better future for animals


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FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

The cubs arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh days before Vietnam announces ban on all wildlife trade


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Big Cats from War Zones

In recent years, FOUR PAWS completed successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria


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FOUR PAWS activists occupy fur farm in 1990

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Take Action! Protect lambs from mulesing

Every year millions of Australian lambs raised for wool production continue to suffer the brutal mutilation practice of mulesing


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Our current Campaigns

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Wear it Kind

Fashion owes a huge debt to animals but, unfortunately for billions of animals every year, most brands don't even...

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#SaveTheSaddestBears

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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Ending the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

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

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animals in fashion

Campaigning for an animal-friendly fashion industry through our Wear it Kind campaign

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BEARS

Campaigns, bear rescues and solutions to end their suffering
 

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BIG CATS

Learn more about the dangers facing big cats, our campaigns and rescues 

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companion animals

Promoting better care for companion animals and ending the online puppy trade
 

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to feed, care for and desex stray dogs and cats 

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rapid response for animals

FOUR PAWS helps animals in the face of wars or in conflict zones

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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

^Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A new home for bile bears in Vietnam

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BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

Species-appropriate home for more than 100 rescued animals in South Africa

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.​​​​​​

Rescue Mochi

Tiny 2kg bear cub saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders

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Tigress Dehli at FELIDA

Rescue Dehli

The beautiful tigress of FELIDA

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Cat Leila

Rescue Luke and Leila

Saved from the cat meat trade industry at the very last minute

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