"The Tiger King"

Tiger King – everyone is watching, no One is acting

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Wild animals, not wild stories 

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.

With an estimated 1
,600 captive tigers in Europe, 10,000 in the US and 1,500 tigers caged in South Africa, FOUR PAWS is fighting to protect ALL big cat species and ban their commercial trade. 

We believe in a world where
 big cats live in the wild, not where the story about their life in captivity is so wild that it ends up on Netflix.

The Issues

More tigers in captivity than in the wild 

In danger of extinction


Business in the age of mass extinction

We are losing the fight against biodiversity loss. The world has already lost 90 percent of the wild tiger population. Yet the captive industry of breeding and trading them is booming.


Captive Breeding


The legal, silent commercial trade 

Bred for selfies, petting, walk-with opportunities, circus shows, or kept as pets. As long as it is profitable to breed tigers, the demand will continue to grow. Read more about the truth behind the tourist attraction!


Europe and South Africa: hot spots for trade


Their parts used in traditional medicine

The trade in big cats and their parts is an international problem. FOUR PAWS has been fighting to change legislation key in areas of the world where demand from Asia is coming from. Read more about #RuthlessTrade


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What FOUR PAWS is doing?

Revealing suffering, rescuing animals and protecting them!


FOUR PAWS reveals inappropriate and life-threatening conditions for animlas. Read our report on ‘Europe’s second-class tigers’



FOUR PAWS rescues animals in need worldwide that are under direct human influence, and reduces and ends the suffering of animals with continuing help and medical care

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FOUR PAWS provides a safe home for wildlife such as big cats rescued from non-species-appropriate keeping conditions around the world

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What you can do

Sign our petition to demand an end to the commercial wildlife trade, as part of our #TheySufferWeSuffer pandemics campaign

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Travel Kind for animals

Travel Kind

Animal abuse for tourism is real. Travel without the animal cruelty.

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#LiveKinder to End the Wildlife Trade

Stop the exploitation of wild animals


The Tiger Trade

More tigers live in captivity than are left in the wild


Worldwide Bans on Wild Animals in Circuses

Bans or restrictions on the keeping of animals in circuses

Investigation into Tiger Mafia

Exposed: How the tiger mafia in Asia and Europe trades with endangered big cats

FOUR PAWS hosts world premiere of wildlife crime investigator Karl Ammann’s new documentary 

Lion in South Africa

Trophy and Canned Hunting

Killing and displaying wild animals as trophies


The Vicious Cycle 

A review of the exploitation of South Africa's captive big cats & its people


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