archive 2021

Our updates, press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news – month by month

July

Our updates and stories in July

Live animal markets

What is ZOONOSES?

Watch, learn and find out about this important topic in less than 3 minutes.


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Dog tied outside of shop

Keep Your Pets Safe from Theft

Stolen dogs are becoming a significant problem in many countries


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Asiatic black bear Cam

Rescue Cam

After being locked away behind iron bars, there is a bright future for the Asiatic black bear


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The Truth about Fur

The Truth About Fur

Even a fur trim is extreme cruelty to animals 


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Dog in a cage

National Tourism Boards engaged in campaign to #ProtectMillions

Every year, over 10 million dogs and cats are slaughtered across Southeast Asia for the dog and cat meat trade.


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Live animal markets

What is ZOONOSES?

Watch, learn and find out about this important topic in less than 3 minutes.


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Baby Orangutan Bhima

Rescue Bhima

With a broken arm and no mother, baby orangutan Bhima needs special care


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June

Our updates and stories in June

Bad keeping conditions of bears in Vietnam

Bear farming hotspot Hanoi

Over 160 bears still suffer in Vietnam’s capital despite bear bile ban


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Tigers Jasper and Jade

Seaview tigers moved to safe new forever home

On the 22nd of June 2021, two Siberian tigers were translocated in an emergency rescue operation from Seaview Predator Park in Port Elizabeth, to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in the Free State Province.


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may

Our updates and stories in May

Dogs in Cambodia

Historic opportunity for pandemic treaty must not be missed

FOUR PAWS calls on WHO member states to prevent future pandemics


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Merino sheep

Sporting brand Puma commits to mulesing-free future, following talks with FOUR PAWS

Puma follows similar moves by Calvin Klein and Marks & Spencer to commit to mulesing-free deadline of 2025


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Ha Dong Market, Hanoi, Vietnam

One Welfare

The rise of the recent COVID-19 pandemic reminds us how interconnected animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment are


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Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary


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What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

Guide for dog lovers: What you can do if your dog has run away


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A pride of lions

Animals in Groups

From gaggle to gaze, from troop to parade – discover the unusual and funny collective animal names


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Animal transport ship

Victorian legal clinic launched in response to puppy farming crisis

Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS calls for better protections


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Rescue Lola

Rescue Lola

Chained for one year, dog Lola finally gets a chance in life


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Orphan Lestari

Rescue Lestari

The orangutan orphan recovering from trauma and learning how to enjoy her life again in the ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL


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Rescued bears

Tips for a Loving Mother's Day

9 animal-friendly Mother's Day ideas that come from the heart


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#ResetTheWorld

#ResetTheWorld: The Movement for Higher Animal Welfare. Worldwide!

How FOUR PAWS employees interpret the ten demands artistically 


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April

Our updates and stories in April

Pitiful dog in a cage

Behind the Scenes: A Further Look at a Slaughterhouse Closure

Dr Katherine Polak tells us the delays that a slaughterhouse closure can face, and what happens once it is closed.


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Man with dog on a leash

Positive dog training

Dogs learn best with positive reinforcement 


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Cat

Cat Fun in Autumn

How to keep your cat busy when the weather gets bad


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Veterinarian Dr Amir Khalil

World Veterinary Day

Celebrate the world class vets at the helm of our emergency rescue missions


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AAI dog Kaya

Preparing Dogs for Animal Assisted Interventions

How former stray animals are prepared to become therapy dogs and help people in need


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Cat in a big pet bed

A Baby Is On the Way

Preparing your cat for the arrival of a new family member 


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march

Our updates and stories in March

Easter bunny ears

Tips For An Animal-friendly Easter

Some Easter traditions and treats may have cruelty behind them


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Rescue Xuan and Mo

Rescue Xuan and Mo

Kept in a basement, the Asiatic black bears were rescued from a life in darkness


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Dog Suzie

Closing a House of Horror for Dogs in Cambodia

Updates following the shutting down of the worst slaughterhouse in Skun, Cambodia


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Dog panting in the heat

Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  


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17 years in a dark, windowless basement

17 years in a dark, windowless basement

FOUR PAWS rescues two former bile bears in Vietnam


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Kangaroo on road

Avoiding Wildlife Accidents

Guide for animal lovers: How to avoid wildlife accidents – and how to behave correctly in case of an emergency


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Angora

The Cruel Reality behind Angora Wool

How angora rabbits suffer horrendously for luxury fashion  


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Pig farming

One year after WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic

FOUR PAWS calls on responsible organisations and governments to improve the human-animal relationship to prevent future pandemics


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The Penjaga and Pengasuh - The Orangutan Guardians

The Penjaga and Pengasuh – The Orangutan Guardians

Meet the 'foster mothers' who are caring for the orphans of the Bornean rainforest


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Live animal transport of cattle

Tragedy at sea continues: The "Elbeik" sails back to the EU after an odyssey of almost three months with 1,776 cattle on board

FOUR PAWS already reported on the killing of the 895 young bulls of "Karim Allah” this Sunday


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Dog in small cage in slaughterhouse, Cambodia

One million dogs killed: FOUR PAWS closes major slaughterhouse in Cambodia, rescuing 16 dogs on site

Rescue comes a week after interception of 61 dogs in a minivan in Siem Reap


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february

Our updates and stories in February

Cages of laying hens

Dr Jane Goodall calls on EU to end cage farming across Europe

The letter to the European Commission is signed by more than 140 international scientists


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Dogs rescued

Slaughterhouse-bound minivan carrying 61 dogs intercepted in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS steps in to assist Cambodian authorities in first ever interception of dogs being taken for the dog meat trade


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Fur fox

Internationally renowned sports brand Adidas joins fur-free initiative

FOUR PAWS welcomes newest member in the Fur Free Retailer program


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Dog in shelter

Despite COVID-19 restrictions: FOUR PAWS distributes 10 tonnes of food to starving animals in Lebanon

Hundreds of animals were left homeless after the devastating explosion in Beirut in August


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Rescue Stafida

Rescue Stafida

The miraculous survival of a dog who was struck by a train 


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Stray dogs in Moldova

Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return

Four simple steps to protect millions of stray cats and dogs


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Factory farming

Pandemics and Animal Welfare

Support our call for a kinder, safer world for animals and people!


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Mink in a cage

COVID-19 in fur farms and global fur bans

Major milestones in 2020 in banning fur worldwide, accelerated by COVID-19 hotspots in fur farms


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Cat in a cage

Stolen. Killed. Eaten.

End the dog and cat meat trade! Read our newest updates here!


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Bears hugging

Show Your Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart beat faster this Valentine's Day


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Bear Dushi in BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Summer in our Sanctuaries

Beautiful pictures of our rescued animals enjoying the season


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Lion Lenci

Farewell dear Lenci

We say a sad goodbye to Lenci, our resident lion at FELIDA Big Cat Centre


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Happy Bear

Measures in times of corona

We are well prepared to continue to care for our animals


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Lion at LIONSROCK

12 Facts About Big Cats

How much do you know about these powerful feline predators? 


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Happy dog

Animal Welfare and COVID-19

What you need to know to take care of your animals during and after COVID-19?


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Bear Sang - rescued former bile bear

Rescued 7 Bile Bears

Update of our newest rescued bears at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 


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Dog at home

Become a Foster Carer

Find out, if pet fostering is for you


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Tiger

Worldwide Bans on Wild Animals in Circuses

Bans or restrictions on the keeping of animals in circuses


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january

Our updates and stories in January

Chickens in a barn

New Year’s Resolution

For the animals, the planet and for you


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The Beauty of Adoption

Adopting a pet is a wonderful process


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7 bile bears rescued

Rescue 7 Bile Bears

Asiatic black bears La, Lam, Sang, Dua, Khe, Oi and Xoai begin their new lives at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 


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An orphaned kangaroo in Australia

What to do if you find injured wildlife in Australia

A guide for how to help injured wildlife in Australia


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Dog under a shade

Pets and heatwaves in Australia: Make a safety plan today

A guide on how you can prepare a pet emergency plan


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Koala in Australia

Australia's animals and the threat of bushfires

How to help animals during bushfire season, and the importance of preparation, recovery and rehabilitation


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Mena Suvari and Fur Free Alliance partner for anti-fur video

The new PSA from writer and director Dustin Brown shines a spotlight on the bloody fur trade 
 


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Dog during Carnival

Carnival: No Fun For Animals

FOUR PAWS gives tips on what pet owners should look out for


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Roe buck Ruffy

Rescue Ruffy

An orphaned roe fawn in a meadow who fought to live!


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Jambolina looks over her new home

Rescue Jambolina

After many years in the circus, a new life is finally beginning for the brown bear


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Elephant Kaavan

The FOUR PAWS review 2020

Only with your help, this was possible. Watch the video! 


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Golden retriever puppy outdoors on a sunny day

10 Tips to Recognise a Responsible Puppy Seller.

FOUR PAWS advice on what to look out for when you are buying a puppy 


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Mink in a cage

COVID-19 in fur farms and global fur bans

Major milestones in 2020 in banning fur worldwide, accelerated by COVID-19 hotspots in fur farms


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