tiger in wildlife trade

#livekinder to end the Wildlife Trade

Stop the exploitation of wild animals

This year has turned attention to the link between how we treat animals and the health of humans and the planet. 

COVID-19 has widely been linked to a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, but more importantly, 70% of emerging infectious diseases have come from wild animals, so it is critical that leaders address the root cause to prevent the next pandemic, which is the dysfunctional relationship between humans, animals, and nature.

In particular, the exploitation of wildlife on an industrial scale for traditional medicine such as bear bile and tiger parts, entertainment, food, fashion such as fur and exotic leather, hunting trophies, and as exotic pets.

FOUR PAWS is part of the Coalition to Ban Wildlife Trade alongside other organisations, calling on G20 leaders to support a global commercial wildlife trade ban to help prevent a future pandemic. 

our work to end the wildlife trade

#RuthlessTrade of Tigers

There are now more tigers born in captivity than in the wild, traded around the world for circuses, traditional medicine, and souvenirs. ...

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Tiger in circus

Animals Abused for Tourism

From festivals, to zoos, circuses or for selfies, animals are suffering for our entertainment. Learn how to #LiveKinder ...

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Elephants abused for tourism

Trophy and Canned Hunting

Every year, hunters around the world kill wild animals to be displayed as trophies. In particular, South Africa is one such popular ...

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Canned hunting

Fur Trade: Deadly. Deceitful. Cruel.

Globally, around 100 million wild and domesticated animals like minks, foxes, raccoon dogs, rabbits, cats and dogs are bred or trapped, a...

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Foxes in fur farms

The Bear Bile Industry

Around 340+ bears still live in tiny cages on so-called 'bear farms' in Vietnam. Many are still abused for painful bile extraction. FOUR ...

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Bile bear in farm


Collectively we have the power to protect animals and the planet if we choose to #LiveKinder. Kinder in what we eat, what we wear and how we treat the world. Small actions, can have a big impact. 

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Avoid ruthless tourism

Think before you book.

Animal abuse for tourism is real. From festivals, to zoos, circuses or for selfies, animals are suffering for our entertainment. Learn more here.

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Travel responsibly for animals.

We have compiled 12 helpful tips for you to have a fun-filled holiday without causing animal suffering. Download your free Travel Kind brochure here

Choose responsible sanctuaries

An ethical alternative

to wildlife tourism are sanctuaries, home to rescued animals from poorly kept zoos, circuses and other exploitative venues and industries. Visit them now.

Wild animals - Not wild stories

The abuse behind Tiger King

Behind the scenes of the Netflix Tiger King series, is the abuse of animals and an international network of breeding, trade and exploitation of tigers, lions and other big cats. Learn more.

Help us #SavetheSaddestBears

Sign the petition

to #SavetheSaddestBears. From hunting bears in Ukraine to bear bile farming in Ukraine, bears around the world are suffering in captivity. Sign the petition and learn more about our work to rescue bears.
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