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Biggest FOUR PAWS mission in Vietnam: Seven bile bears rescued from cruel captivity

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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Major Australian brands’ move away from mulesed wool signals end to controversial practice

FOUR PAWS is calling on people to sign a petition encouraging more brands to take action

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Killing with cuddles: How lion cub petting in South Africa puts lions in danger

On World Lion Day, the world focuses on these creatures in all their beauty and majesty. These animals, however, are facing a crisis

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Poll shows why becoming animal-friendly is a must for the fashion industry

FOUR PAWS launch Wear it Kind to bring animal protection into fashion fold

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Shocking Dog Meat Free Indonesia exposé leads to launch of Karanganyar action plan to eliminate brutal dog meat trade

Shocking Dog Meat Free Indonesia exposé leads to launch of Karanganyar action plan to eliminate brutal dog meat trade

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FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

The bear is now safe at species-appropriate BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

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Ruthless Czech tiger trader walks free after suspended sentence

FOUR PAWS calls on the European Commission to finally ban tiger trade

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FOUR PAWS Applauds as Prada Group Announces a Fur-free Policy and Joins the International Fur Free Retailer Program

The Fur Free Retailer Program includes over 1,000 companies

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Vietnam: Lives of two rescued bear cubs are saved

Mi and Tam delight animal keepers in FOUR PAWS’ BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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Rescued Lions from Albanian Horror Zoo Arrive at New Home

FOUR PAWS brings Lenci, Zhaku and Bobby to Dutch Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Freedom for three orphaned bear siblings in Bulgaria

FOUR PAWS helps to release bear trio into the wild after a year of preparation 

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Kosovar government keeps orphaned bear cub in filthy basement

FOUR PAWS calls on authorities to hand over brown bear

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Rescued lions continue to suffer in Albania because of bureaucratic arbitrariness

FOUR PAWS calls for protest against Albanian authorities

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Two lions rescued from Gaza arrive at FOUR PAWS sanctuary in South Africa

Motan and Pisa finally get the chance to heal from their difficult past at LIONSROCK

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FOUR PAWS Brings Three-legged Bear Rescued from Albanian Zoo to Germany

International animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS successfully transfers bear Dushi to BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz in northern Germany

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FOUR PAWS Rescues 47 Zoo Animals from the Gaza Strip

The largest FOUR PAWS rescue mission to date was preceded by several months of preparations and negotiations

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Tiger Caruso finds his happy ending at LIONSROCK

FOUR PAWS transfers cruelly traded tiger from Netherlands to South Africa

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Escalation in Gaza: FOUR PAWS must postpone rescue mission

Over 40 zoo animals will be evacuated once the situation is safe for the rescue team

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FOUR PAWS to rescue over 40 animals from Rafah Zoo in Gaza

The evacuation and relocation of the suffering zoo animals begins late March

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Orangutan Robin underwent surgery at FOUR PAWS FOREST SCHOOL

Suspicion of testicular cancer

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FOUR PAWS Rescues Five Bears from Agonising Conditions in Vietnam

Former bile bears find a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

Hundreds of animals still suffer on bear farms

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British Actor Peter Egan Visits 'Sickening Horrors' of North Sulawesi’s Brutal Dog and Cat Meat Markets

Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan visibly shocked after visit to North Sulawesi’s infamous dog and cat meat markets, calls for ban on 'scenes of hell'

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Rafah Zoo in Gaza: Zoo owner plans to remove claws of more lions

FOUR PAWS calls on local authorities to put an end to the cruel torture

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FOUR PAWS Rescues Former Baiting Bear in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS successfully transferred former baiting bear Laska to BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Terrible animal suffering in Vietnam: Bile bears die shortly before they are rescued

FOUR PAWS calls for consequences for bear farmers

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Emma Watson’s Good On You news echoes driving change towards fun ethical fashion

Fashion influencers, global retailers and brands are increasingly recognising the responsibility they hold for their supply chains, which is extending to the welfare of animals

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Lioness’s Claws Amputated with Garden Shears in Gaza's Oldest Zoo

FOUR PAWS demands permanent closure of zoo and relocation of animals

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Two of the last Albanian restaurant bears find new home in Swiss Alps

FOUR PAWS welcomes Meimo and Amelia at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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Bizarre Discovery in Germany: Puma Cub Kept in Apartment

FOUR PAWS provides sanctuary for cub victim of wild cat trade in Europe

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Two of the last remaining restaurant bears in Albania are looking for a new home

FOUR PAWS set to rehome the bears promptly

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Two Bear Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS brings the baby bears to its sanctuary in Ninh Binh

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Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais call on eBay to regulate online puppy trade

FOUR PAWS prompts eBay to implement measures against the cruel illegal puppy trade on their classified ad sites

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'No More Croco for Coco': Chanel Stops Production with Fur, Crocodile and Other Exotic Skins

Global brand makes animal welfare commitments in fashion house

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Animal Protection Organisation Calls on Online Platforms to Help Protect Animals and Consumers From Puppy Farming

With thousands of animals advertised online on any given day, this is a major industry with little to no animal welfare regulation.

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Why Australia needs to join the rest of the world – and ban wild animals in the circus

Opinion from Jeroen van Kernebeek, Country Director, FOUR PAWS Australia

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News from the FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

Orangutan babies learn to climb in the rainforest of Borneo

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Calves, a 'by-product' of buffalo mozzarella production, suffer cruel fate

FOUR PAWS continues to uncover the brutal side of Italy's buffalo farms

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FOUR PAWS Evacuates Wild Animals from 'Europe's Worst Zoo'

Three lions and a three-legged bear are among the rescued animals.

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War lion Saeed from Syria finally found a companion

FOUR PAWS plans to socialise the rescued lions Saeed and Nala in South Africa

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22,000 euros for a tiger: The trade in big cats from Europe is booming

FOUR PAWS urges the European Commission to ban the trade in tigers for good

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World Rabies Day: FOUR PAWS Announces New Plan to Vaccinate One Million Dogs and Cats Against Rabies in Myanmar

FOUR PAWS implements mass vaccination and education programs like the one in Myanmar to stop the unnecessary slaughter of stray animals and to save the lives of humans threatened by infectious bites.

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“Fashion Weak”: Prada’s use of animal fur is out of fashion

FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance call on luxury fashion brand to go fur-free

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Horrific Animal Abuse Video Reveals Tomohon Markets Defying Indonesia’s Pledge to End Dog and Cat Meat Trade

Campaigners urge Indonesian government to keep its promise to ban the cruelty

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The ultimate fight against deadly rabies in Myanmar: FOUR PAWS announces new plan to vaccinate one million dogs and cats

FOUR PAWS announces new plan to vaccinate one million dogs and cats

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FOUR PAWS disaster relief team helps animals affected by Lombok earthquake

Horses and cats of Gili Islands receive food and medical care

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FOUR PAWS #ThankseBay campaign celebrates success for animal welfare in UK

Gumtree UK decides for crackdown on illegal puppy traders

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From king of the jungle to traded skeleton

FOUR PAWS urges South Africa to change direction on the fate of lions for International Lion Day

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FOUR PAWS Investigation Reveals Alarming Links in Tiger Trade Between EU and Asia

On the eve of International Tiger Day (July 29), more details of Europe's ties with tiger traders are revealed following the gruesome discovery of tiger body parts in the Czech Republic

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'Made in Europe': Bouillon cubes and wine from tiger bones

FOUR PAWS on alarming developments in the light of International Tiger Day

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Highly endangered species for sale in Europe

FOUR PAWS research and police raids in Czech Republic uncover ruthless tiger trade

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Ai Weiwei and FOUR PAWS Visit Working Elephants in Myanmar

Artist concerned about the animals’ future

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Arosa Bear Sanctuary welcomes their first resident

FOUR PAWS transfers last Serbian dancing bear to his new Swiss home

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Compassion in Vogue – How the Ethical Fashion Movement is Extending to Animals

Written by Elise Burgess, Head of Communications at FOUR PAWS Australia

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FOUR PAWS Rescues Abused Bear from Ukrainian Hunting Station While Helping End Bear Baiting in Ukraine

Kvitka awaits a future without fighting

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Bear Forced to Perform in World Cup 2018 Street Celebrations

Shocking scenes show once again the need for wild animal rescues and protection

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FOUR PAWS Completes Successful Rescue of Three Bear Cubs

After receiving 24-hour care at the sanctuary for the past few weeks, the bear cubs were successfully transferred this week

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FOUR PAWS Surpasses Goal in Fight Against Rabies, Vaccinating over 50,000 Dogs and Cats in Myanmar

Animal protection group commits to ongoing five-year program 

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Kathmandu and Koala sign up to global Fur Free Retailer program

FOUR PAWS Australia signs major brands to global program as animals used in the fashion industry gains consumer attention

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FOUR PAWS Opens Orangutan Forest School in Borneo

First orangutan students attend their lessons in the rainforest

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FOUR PAWS builds first ever sanctuary for former working elephants in Myanmar

Former logging elephants as well as orphaned or injured animals will be rehabilitated at the new facility

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FOUR PAWS Ends Bile Bear Keeping in Vietnam's Ninh Binh Province with Rescue of Bears May and Binh Yen

Suffering is finally over for two Vietnamese bile bears who lived most of their lives in agony on a bear farm

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Vietnamese bile bears May and Binh Yen rescued

FOUR PAWS ends bile bear keeping in Ninh Binh province

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Artist Ai Weiwei: “Animals have been victims of humans for far too long”

FOUR PAWS hosted the first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna, Austria

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Bear at Russian Football Game Has Long History of Suffering

FOUR PAWS tried to rescue the bear in 2013

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Monster Foxes on Finnish Fur Farms

Statements by FOUR PAWS Wild Animal Expert Thomas Pietsch and Australia Country Director Jeroen van Kernebeek

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Five Ways Every Australian Can Help End Animal Cruelty

Five easy ways you can help protect animals today

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Traumatised Tigers Receive First Medical Check-up Since Their Rescue From Syria

International animal protection organisation FOUR PAWS conducts first comprehensive medical examination on two tigers rescued from Syria

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Partial victory in the fight against rabies: FOUR PAWS vaccinates over 30,000 dogs and cats in Myanmar

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Lion from Illegal Bulgarian Zoo Joins Family Members in the Netherlands

FOUR PAWS provides a better life for lion rescued from a Bulgarian zoo 

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Concept artist Ai Weiwei joins first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna

Theme of IAWS 2018: "Animal welfare: question of the future or luxury problem?"

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FOUR PAWS to Vaccinate 50,000 Stray Dogs Against Rabies in Myanmar

"Don’t wait vaccinate – Together we save lives" 

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Rescued Lions from War-torn Zoos in Iraq and Syria Arrive at their Final Home in South Africa

Traumatised and emaciated, they barely made it through the war. But now lions Saeed and Simba are safe.

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Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in the Netherlands

FOUR PAWS moves the animals from illegal keeping to Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Switzerland bans the anonymous online trade of dogs

FOUR PAWS urges global classified ad platforms to follow

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Best Friends After 12 Years of Separation: Behind the Scenes of the Vietnam Bile Bear Rescue

Written by Jeroen van Kernebeek, Country Director of FOUR PAWS Australia

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Michael Kors Announces Fur-free Policy

With this announcement on 15 December 2017, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo have joined the international Fur Free Retailer Program.

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Heartwarming: Vietnamese Bear Hai Chan Takes First Steps in Her New Sanctuary

FOUR PAWS releases former bile bear with amputated front paws into outdoor enclosure

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FOUR PAWS Rescues Ukrainian Baiting Bear Mashutka

Mashutka had been regularly abused as a baiting bear at hunting stations near Kiev.

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VF Corporation Joins Fur Free Retailer

Media Release: VF Corporation

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Five Lions Saved From Illegal Inbreeding in Bulgarian Zoo

FOUR PAWS provides urgent medical care and relocation

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Five Things to be Aware of When Considering Buying a Puppy Online this Christmas

It has become common for Australians to buy animals online via classified ads sites, especially those breeds who are considered ‘designer’ and therefore attract a high dollar value.

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FOUR PAWS Rescues First Bears for its New Sanctuary in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

FOUR PAWS plans to eventually accommodate up to 100 suffering bears in its newly constructed, species-appropriate sanctuary

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Two Tigers Rescued from Abandoned Aleppo Zoo Move to Their New Home

FOUR PAWS moves the traumatised animals to Dutch Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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FOUR PAWS: Fashion Giant Gucci Commits to Fur-free Policy

Huge success for the world’s largest non-profit coalition against fur fashion

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FOUR PAWS Rescues Bear Tyson from Ukrainian Hunting Station

One of 'Europe’s saddest bears' gets a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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Europe's 'Saddest Bears' Still Suffering in Albania

FOUR PAWS reveals new cases of mistreated young bears

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Illegal Products from Vietnam’s Horrific Bear Bile Farms Reach Australia

Despite effective alternatives in the form of synthetic replacements, bear bile is used as an ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

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Huge Success for FOUR PAWS: Armani Commits to Fur-free Policy

FOUR PAWS welcomes decision of globally renowned fashion brand

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