farm animals

Each year, billions of "farmed animals" - cows, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep, goats and also rabbits - suffer and die after a short life in a terrible environment. 

FOUR PAWS has worked for decades to reveal the suffering of animals in agriculture systems, advocate for animal-free consumer choices, and to improve conditions in relation to the breeding, transport and slaughter of animals.  

who are we helping?

making a difference

 Through our global campaigns and direct stakeholder engagement, our aim is to help consumers make informed decisions and to support alternative, animal-friendlier production while creating a kinder world for animals today.

#WearitKind | Animal-Friendly Fashion

Fashion is about looking great and feeling good. Let’s make animal protection a fashion priority with animal-friendly textiles. 

Woman holding a goose

End the Cage Age

Billions of animals around the world suffer inside factory farms, spending their lives trapped in cages. Starting from Europe, FOUR PAWS is...

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Pigs in cages

#TheySufferWeSuffer | 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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the issues

Cattle and climate change

Climate and Animal Welfare

Animal agriculture is the second-highest source of global CO2 emissions. We need to change our food choices.


Live Feather Plucking

Down is a common filling material used in fashion and textiles worldwide, and is especially used by fashion brands who cater for winter or outdoor apparel. 

Foie Gras Production in Bulgaria

Foie Gras

The dark side of a delicacy

Merino lambs need our help

Mulesing of Lambs

Mulesing is currently performed on approx 70% of Merino wool sheep in Australia. Banned in New Zealand, mulesing can still be legally performed in Australia, and without any pain relief

Pigs in farms

Mutilation of Farm Animals

Farm animals undergo painful surgery and husbandry procedures, often without anaesthesia


Age of Farm Animals

How old would a cow, a pig or a hen get to be if the animals were able to live their natural life expectancy?

Girl and cow

Animal Welfare & Nutrition

FOUR PAWS promotes to reduce, refine and replace animal products


Animals Abused in Fashion

We need more compassion in fashion #WearitKind

Make a change

Our food choices

has a direct impact on the lives of animals

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Worth knowing

Interesting and surprising facts about so-called 'farm animals'

A flock of sheep

10 Facts about Sheep

Did you know, that sheep are very gentle animals?

Goat enjoying eating the vegetables

10 Facts about Goats

What do you know about these animals?


10 Facts about Ducks

Did you know that all ducks have highly waterproof feathers?


10 Facts about Geese

Did you know that geese are good "guard dogs"?

Happy chickens

10 Facts About Chickens

There's a lot more to chickens than being simple egg and meat suppliers 

Dairy cow

10 Facts about Dairy Cattle

Interesting and surprising facts about cows

10 facts about pigs

10 Facts about Pigs

Did you know that pigs like to cuddle?

Free range pigs enjoying the mud

A Natural Day in the Life of a Pig

Rooting, rolling, wallowing – how pigs would like to live