Farm animals

Each year, billions of farmed animals suffer and die after a short life in a terrible environment. As a global animal welfare organisation, 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. Through our global Wear it Kind campaign, End the Cage Age European campaign 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.

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


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. 

Pigs caged on pig farm

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 supports the global campaign calling for the world to ‘End the Cage Age.’


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?


mutilation of farm animals

Why is so much surgery carried out without anaesthesia?

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Foie Gras Production in Bulgaria

Foie Gras

The dark side of a delicacy


Our food choices

has a direct impact on the lives of animals

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