Cattle

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. 

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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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#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.


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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. 


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Foie Gras Production in Bulgaria

Foie Gras

The dark side of a delicacy


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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


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Pigs in farms

Mutilation of Farm Animals

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


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Goat

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?
 


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Animal Welfare & Nutrition

FOUR PAWS promotes to reduce, refine and replace animal products


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Sheep

Animals Abused in Fashion

We need more compassion in fashion #WearitKind


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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'

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10 Facts about Sheep

Did you know, that sheep are very gentle animals?


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10 Facts about Goats

What do you know about these animals?


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10 Facts about Ducks

Did you know that all ducks have highly waterproof feathers?


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10 Facts about Geese

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


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Happy chickens

10 Facts About Chickens

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


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Dairy cow

10 Facts about Dairy Cattle

Interesting and surprising facts about cows
 


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10 facts about pigs

10 Facts about Pigs

Did you know that pigs like to cuddle?


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Free range pigs enjoying the mud

A Natural Day in the Life of a Pig

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


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