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Kering Group commits to phasing out fur

Kering Group commits to phasing out fur

Kering Group commits to phasing out fur

Islamabad Zoos Brown Bear Suzie Dies At Al Mawa Sanctuary - UrduPoint

Islamabad Zoos Brown Bear Suzie Dies At Al Mawa Sanctuary - UrduPoint

The long tormented Brown Bear Suzie shifted from the Islamabad Zoo to the Four Paws bear Sanctuary Al-Mawa in Jordan passed away fighting worst tumors of cancer

Why you should think twice before taking a selfie with an animal

Why you should think twice before taking a selfie with an animal

While it may seem fun and harmless, it is often extremely stressful for the animals and in some cases amounts to animal cruelty.

Hong Kong consumers ‘want to know if their clothes are cruelty-free’

Hong Kong consumers ‘want to know if their clothes are cruelty-free’

Boutiques selling bags made of alternative leather and sustainably produced fashion that’s cruelty-free see growing demand from consumers, a trend repeated worldwide.

More certified non-mulesed fine Merino wool required - Sheep Central

More certified non-mulesed fine Merino wool required - Sheep Central

AUSTRALIAN wool growers were told to increase availability of fine certified non-mulesed wool to meet growing demand, on the second day of the virtual Wool Connect conference last week.

Four Paws to call for 2030 mulesing ban

Four Paws to call for 2030 mulesing ban

Four Paws to call for 2030 mulesing ban

Major brand names urge end to mulesing - Just Style

Major brand names urge end to mulesing - Just Style

Major household names including Adidas, M&S and Primark have signed a letter urging the Australian wool industry to end mulesing by 2030.

Strong market signals needed for non-mulesed wool - Sheep Central

Strong market signals needed for non-mulesed wool - Sheep Central

WOOL Connect conference participants were told strong market signals and grower education were needed to increase Responsible Wool Standard uptake in Australia.

Adidas, H&M Join Anti-Mulesing Outcry

Adidas, H&M Join Anti-Mulesing Outcry

A survey shows that 31 percent of consumers now looking for apparel that meets animal welfare standards.

Rescued bears who went through hell now thriving in animal sanctuary

Rescued bears who went through hell now thriving in animal sanctuary

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: Two bears were rescued from separate restaurants in Albania by Four Paws, an animal welfare group. They are now living at a sanctuary in Kosovo.

Court stops government from importing elephants, terms move in violation of country’s laws, CITES

Court stops government from importing elephants, terms move in violation of country’s laws, CITES

Last year too, Islamabad High Court had come to rescue of a chained elephant Kaavan

Martha, the Brown Bear, Is Rescued After 17 Years in Captivity

Martha, the Brown Bear, Is Rescued After 17 Years in Captivity

Martha spent the first years of her life in a circus. She later became a tourist attraction for a restaurant.

Germany’s Mytheresa vows to go fur-free

Germany’s Mytheresa vows to go fur-free

Germany’s Mytheresa vows to go fur-free

Rescued Bear Cubs Wrestle at Ukrainian Sanctuary

Rescued Bear Cubs Wrestle at Ukrainian Sanctuary

Since private bear keeping is legal in Ukraine, many of them suffer through cruel conditions.

‘World’s loneliest bear’ dies happy after finally getting her freedom

‘World’s loneliest bear’ dies happy after finally getting her freedom

Jambolina had been moved to an 'alpine paradise' and met a male friend after a life behind bars.

Shocking photos highlight animal cruelty around the world

Shocking photos highlight animal cruelty around the world

WARNING: Graphic content. A new book shows animal cruelty around the world, from Cambodia's dog meat trade to elephants and tigers still performing in European circuses.

Pandemic Leads to Increased Demand for Animal Welfare in Fashion, New Poll Reveals

Pandemic Leads to Increased Demand for Animal Welfare in Fashion, New Poll Reveals

New research commissioned by FOUR PAWS has found that since the start of the pandemic, there is strong demand for more kindness to animals in our wardrobes with 90% of respondents wanting brands to ...

Study reveals most shoppers want fashion industry to prioritise animal welfare

Study reveals most shoppers want fashion industry to prioritise animal welfare

Millions of animals suffer, are mutilated or die every year for fashion items made of fur, leather and wool. Yet, new research commissioned by global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS […]

‘Don’t click, don’t comment’: How to stop staged animal abuse videos

‘Don’t click, don’t comment’: How to stop staged animal abuse videos

Fake animal rescue videos are flourishing on social media despite a commitment from YouTube to tackle the problem. Here's how you can limit their success.

Four Paws survey highlights consumer outlook

Four Paws survey highlights consumer outlook

Four Paws survey highlights consumer outlook

Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes - Sheep Central

Animal welfare bodies support AWEX NWD freeze branding changes - Sheep Central

LEADING animal welfare bodies have welcomed changes to Australia’s National Wool Declaration that distinguish wool from sheep treated with liquid nitrogen or freeze branding from ‘non-mulesed’ lines.

No 'absolute clarity' around mulesing and wool for AWI leader - Sheep Central

No 'absolute clarity' around mulesing and wool for AWI leader - Sheep Central

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation’s new chairman Jock Laurie has highlighted the importance of supply chain transparency while declaring there was not "absolute clarity" in market feedback on mulesing and ...

COVID highlights need for EU to regulate wildlife trafficking

COVID highlights need for EU to regulate wildlife trafficking

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need to regulate the trade in live wild animals, who could carry viruses. In Europe, the lack of regulation on this subject represents a major health risk.

‘The desire to eat wildlife is still out there’

‘The desire to eat wildlife is still out there’

Calls to stop the sale and consumption of wildlife seem to have been largely ignored even as COVID-19 runs amok.

'Beirut Bears': Two brown bears rescued from Lebanon head to US

'Beirut Bears': Two brown bears rescued from Lebanon head to US

Two Syrian bears that were held in small cages in Lebanon will be flown to the United States. Homer and Ulysses, were rescued from a cage in southern Lebanon.

Tiger attack latest: Seaview Predator Park tigers translocated

Tiger attack latest: Seaview Predator Park tigers translocated

The tiger that attacked and killed a worker at the Seaview Predator Park was translocated as its safety could no longer be assured.

Siberian tiger kills worker at South African game park

Siberian tiger kills worker at South African game park

A worker at a game park in South Africa has been killed by a Siberian tiger, which leapt over an electric fence, killing him instantly, police said Thursday.

World's loneliest bear Jambolina roams free in Alps after years of captivity; watch video

World's loneliest bear Jambolina roams free in Alps after years of captivity; watch video

Jambolina, a bear spent her life in a cage and used to perform tricks for a circus in Ukraine. She was rescued by an animal rights organisation Four Paws.

German sporting goods maker Puma to stop using mulesed wool by 2025

German sporting goods maker Puma to stop using mulesed wool by 2025

The German sporting goods manufacturer Puma has agreed to ban mutilation of lambs for mulesed wool in the near future, following a campaign by Four Paws, an animal welfare...

Puma to ban mulesed wool by 2025

Puma to ban mulesed wool by 2025

Puma to ban mulesed wool by 2025

Near-death lion with horrific past looks like 'true king' 3 years after rescue: video

Near-death lion with horrific past looks like 'true king' 3 years after rescue: video

Born in captivity at Razgrad Zoo in Bulgaria, lion Ivan-Asen was sold, then rejected by another facility when ...

Bear Rescued from Narrow Cage at Bile Farm: He 'Can Live Out the Rest of His Life in Peace'

Bear Rescued from Narrow Cage at Bile Farm: He 'Can Live Out the Rest of His Life in Peace'

World Animal Protection rescued the Asiatic black bear from an illegal bile farm in Vietnam, where he was found "in a narrow, steel cage," which made it hard for him to move around freely

'Premature' wool declaration review sparks feedback - Sheep Central

'Premature' wool declaration review sparks feedback - Sheep Central

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia has labelled the current National Wool Declaration review "premature", as major animal welfare bodies reiterate calls for the Australian Wool Exchange to ...

Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga Officially Ban the Use of Fur

Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga Officially Ban the Use of Fur

Animal welfare organisations such as FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance celebrate as more Kering brands join the fur-free movement, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen joining fur-free designer labels such...

Four Paws and Sofia Municipality Launch First Cat Census in Sofia - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Four Paws and Sofia Municipality Launch First Cat Census in Sofia - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

The Four Paws animal charity foundation and Sofia Municipality have launched the first in Bulgaria “cat census”. The initiative is aimed at tracking the number of stray cats, identifying the feline ...

How Cher Helped Rescue the World's Loneliest Elephant

How Cher Helped Rescue the World's Loneliest Elephant

A new documentary follows the five year struggle to save an elephant named Kaavan from abuse—and seeks to inspire similar efforts around the world

Two bears kept in basement cages for 17 YEARS given home in Vietnam

Two bears kept in basement cages for 17 YEARS given home in Vietnam

The Asiatic bears - a male named Xuan and a female named Mo - lived in total darkness and were only able to see artificial light when they were undergoing excruciating bile extraction procedures.

Two bears kept in the dark for 17 YEARS are rescued in Vietnam

Two bears kept in the dark for 17 YEARS are rescued in Vietnam

Two Asiatic bears - a male named Xuan and a female named Mo - have been rescued from an illegal 'bile farm' in northern Vietnam located under a clothes shop where they were kept for 17 years.

Bears Held Captive for Their Bile Rescued from Filthy Basement Cages Kept in Complete Darkness

Bears Held Captive for Their Bile Rescued from Filthy Basement Cages Kept in Complete Darkness

Asiatic black bears Xuan and Mo spent years in the basement of a clothing shop with no access to sunshine or fresh air

France’s Tiger Trade Risks Running Wild

France’s Tiger Trade Risks Running Wild

Leading Europe as the nation with the most captive tigers and representing one of the continent’s top illegal tiger trafficking hotspots, France is home to a booming tiger trade, according to ...

Four Paws ranks brands on mulesing commitments

Four Paws ranks brands on mulesing commitments

Four Paws ranks brands on mulesing commitments

Big cat facilities 'exploit workers', says animal rights report | News24

Big cat facilities 'exploit workers', says animal rights report | News24

A report released by animal welfare organisation Four Paws found that staff at the estimated 300 big cat breeding facilities across the country often face unfair working conditions.

Call to boycott 'luxury' consumer item after covert investigation

Call to boycott 'luxury' consumer item after covert investigation

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Inhumane practices in a Chinese trade have been exposed after investigators found animals in cramped wire cages.

Stop ignoring root cause of pandemics while focusing on vaccines, world leaders told

Stop ignoring root cause of pandemics while focusing on vaccines, world leaders told

‘Only when concrete measures ending animal suffering are introduced worldwide can future zoonoses be stopped,’ warns letter, calling for radical change

WHO and UN condemned by animal welfare charity for ignoring root cause of Covid pandemic

WHO and UN condemned by animal welfare charity for ignoring root cause of Covid pandemic

The letter says high-risk practices, such as the commercial wildlife trade, the dog and cat meat trade, and fur, must be phased out if we are to prevent another crippling global pandemic

Dog slaughterhouse shut down after one million deaths

Dog slaughterhouse shut down after one million deaths

WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: The facility had been butchering dogs since 1995.

Adidas bans fur, joins Fur Free Retailer programme

Adidas bans fur, joins Fur Free Retailer programme

Adidas bans fur, joins Fur Free Retailer programme

E.Breuninger GmbH & Co. | Breuninger joins Fur Free Retailer programme

E.Breuninger GmbH & Co. | Breuninger joins Fur Free Retailer programme

Renunciation of real fur: product ranges successfully transformed Stuttgart, 26/01/2021 At the end of 2020, fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger discontinued the sale of real fur in all ...

Two major luxury brands have adopted a fur-free policy - Ragtrader

Two major luxury brands have adopted a fur-free policy - Ragtrader

The news comes as local councils across Australia work to ban fur sales on council property.

61 dogs saved after they are found on way to Cambodian slaughterhouse

61 dogs saved after they are found on way to Cambodian slaughterhouse

Sixty-one dogs have been saved from being turned into dog meat after they were found crammed into six tiny metal cages on their way to a Cambodian slaughterhouse in Kampong Cham.

COVID-19: Why the EU must end mink farming

COVID-19: Why the EU must end mink farming

Mink farms not only cause immense animal suffering, these coronavirus reservoirs put human lives at risk, say animal welfare groups

Can the Bushmeat Ban Prevent Another Wave of COVID Spike?

Can the Bushmeat Ban Prevent Another Wave of COVID Spike?

/PRNewswire/ -- While most people are desperate to get over this dreadful year of pandemic, the arrival of the COVID vaccine has brought hope for 2021....

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Ethically Sourced Down Products

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Ethically Sourced Down Products

A growing number of brands are prioritizing the welfare of the birds that supply the feathers stuffed into items like jackets, comforters, and pillows.

How animal farm husbandry has improved with age

How animal farm husbandry has improved with age

The way livestock is handled has changed dramatically over the last 75 years, with animal welfare standards and practices continuing to evolve as science and technology advances.

New Anti-Fur Campaign Features Billie Eilish and Mena Suvari

New Anti-Fur Campaign Features Billie Eilish and Mena Suvari

The moving short film—which features Eilish’s hit song “Everything I Wanted”—spotlights the hypocrisy of loving some furry animals while wearing others.

I helped save ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’ from a life of solitude

I helped save ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’ from a life of solitude

Dubbed ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’ earlier this year, Kaavan is a creature that needs little introduction. But for me, he is much more than a sad headline.

Last animals rescued from Pakistan zoo after it was ordered to close

Last animals rescued from Pakistan zoo after it was ordered to close

Just weeks after the "world's loneliest elephant" was rescued from a life of misery in Islamabad Zoo, two Himalayan brown bears have been flown to their new home.

‘Concentration camps for living beings’: Pakistan high court condemns continued existence of zoos

‘Concentration camps for living beings’: Pakistan high court condemns continued existence of zoos

Chief justice Athar Minallah laments mistreatment of two retired dancing bears

'Zoos no less than concentration camps': IHC CJ expresses displeasure over unimaginable pain of caged wildlife

'Zoos no less than concentration camps': IHC CJ expresses displeasure over unimaginable pain of caged wildlife

The two Himalayan bears at Marghazar Zoo — Suzie and Bubloo — will be shifted to a sanctuary in Jordan, court told.

Circus Bear Living in 'Tiny Cage' Rescued and Brought to Swiss Sanctuary: 'A New Start in Life'

Circus Bear Living in 'Tiny Cage' Rescued and Brought to Swiss Sanctuary: 'A New Start in Life'

Jambolina the bear was previously forced to perform in Ukranian circuses for more than a decade

Animal Welfare Group Saves 24 Cats and Dogs from Death by Shutting Down Vietnam Slaughterhouse

Animal Welfare Group Saves 24 Cats and Dogs from Death by Shutting Down Vietnam Slaughterhouse

The owners of a cat meat restaurant and slaughterhouse in Vietnam reached out to Four Paws looking for help with leaving the trade and adopting out the animals under their care.

Denmark mink cull shines light on Australian biosecurity threats

Denmark mink cull shines light on Australian biosecurity threats

The mass culling of Denmark's entire farmed mink population over coronavirus concerns has sparked fears of a similar biosecurity threat in Australia.

Sting in the Tail: Can genetics bring an end to mulesing?

Sting in the Tail: Can genetics bring an end to mulesing?

The practice of mulesing has been / denounced by animal rights groups as cruel and unnecessary. Some wool producers are finding ways to avoid mulesing but it still has some staunch defenders.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ arrives at new sanctuary

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ arrives at new sanctuary

Kaavan will live among other Asian elephants once he adjusts to life in Cambodia

Kaavan, the world's loneliest elephant, is finally going free

Kaavan, the world's loneliest elephant, is finally going free

For decades, Kaavan performed from his lonely enclosure. Now, with a hand from Cher, he's retiring.

The Epic Final Journey of the ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’

The Epic Final Journey of the ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’

Asian elephant Kaavan is being moved from Pakistan to Cambodia in an operation that one veterinarian called "extremely tricky."

Beer company linked to dog meat signs deal with Arsenal

Beer company linked to dog meat signs deal with Arsenal

Exclusive: Street hoardings 'still being put up’ for brewery showing meals of pet flesh

The World's Loneliest Elephant Is Going To Get His Happy Ending

The World's Loneliest Elephant Is Going To Get His Happy Ending

An update on Kaavan, the loneliest elephant in the world!

Cambodia cools on dog meat as COVID puts Asia on disease alert

Cambodia cools on dog meat as COVID puts Asia on disease alert

Bans in Siem Reap, China and India raise hopes for healthier, more humane future

‘We Cannot Kill That Little Chihuahua’: Actor’s Puppy Crusade Shines Light on Global Trade

‘We Cannot Kill That Little Chihuahua’: Actor’s Puppy Crusade Shines Light on Global Trade

The action star Jean-Claude Van Damme intervened to save a Bulgarian dog from euthanasia after Norway said it had been imported on a fake passport.

Animal welfare bodies lobby brands and consumers on mulesing - Sheep Central

Animal welfare bodies lobby brands and consumers on mulesing - Sheep Central

ANIMAL welfare bodies FOUR PAWS and Humane Society International have stepped up their campaigns against mulesing by publishing the names of brands and retailers opposing the sheep flystrike ...

Fur labelled as fake may be real | CHOICE

Fur labelled as fake may be real | CHOICE

Real animal fur, labelled as fake or faux fur, has been found on products at Melbourne markets. CHOICE investigates.

The Lord and the lions: inside Asia’s Chinese medicine tiger bone trade

The Lord and the lions: inside Asia’s Chinese medicine tiger bone trade

In South Africa, lions are being slaughtered – often by tourists in ‘canned hunts’ – then butchered and exported to Asia as ‘tiger bone’ for use in traditional medicine. Can British politician and ...

Rescuers 'Searching and Caring for Surviving Animals' in Wreckage After Deadly Beirut Explosion

Rescuers 'Searching and Caring for Surviving Animals' in Wreckage After Deadly Beirut Explosion

A spokesperson from the mission said, "For many people, pets are like family members"

Cats stolen, drowned, bludgeoned and boiled in secretive Vietnam trade

Cats stolen, drowned, bludgeoned and boiled in secretive Vietnam trade

Demand spreads across country after ban on killing cats scrapped, leading to animals being trafficked without food or water

In Indonesia, some cash-strapped owners are selling pet dogs as food

In Indonesia, some cash-strapped owners are selling pet dogs as food

As the coronavirus pandemic hits incomes, some people are selling the animals into Indonesia’s controversial dog meat trade.

Siem Reap Becomes First Cambodian Province to Ban the Sale and Consumption of Dog Meat

Siem Reap Becomes First Cambodian Province to Ban the Sale and Consumption of Dog Meat

According to the animal welfare group FOUR PAWS, an estimated three million dogs are killed for their meat in Cambodia each year

Animal Welfare Group Feeds Stray Animals in Bali After Decline in Tourism Leaves Them Hungry

Animal Welfare Group Feeds Stray Animals in Bali After Decline in Tourism Leaves Them Hungry

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a significant decrease in tourism in Indonesia

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.

Meet the Vet Saving Animal Refugees From War Zones

Meet the Vet Saving Animal Refugees From War Zones

Meet Dr. Amir Khalil, the veterinarian responsible for the emergency unit at Four Paws. They do amazing work, saving animal refugees from war zones.

Cat meat traders in Vietnam ‘stealing beloved family pets’ during coronavirus

Cat meat traders in Vietnam ‘stealing beloved family pets’ during coronavirus

Piles of bones laid out on pavements as desperate owners appeal for information on animals

Coronavirus: China's bear bile 'treatment' for Covid-19 alarms wildlife groups

Coronavirus: China's bear bile 'treatment' for Covid-19 alarms wildlife groups

When the number of coronavirus cases in Vietnam began to climb last month after weeks with no infections, the Four Paws Vietnam Foundation bear rescue group swung into action.Huong Ngo, its director...

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