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Handover event 'This is not Vietnam' in Hanoi, Vietnam

Citizens, Residents Proclaim “This is not Vietnam” In A Call For An End To The Dog And Cat Meat

FOUR PAWS hosted event in Hanoi to handover petition to the Vietnamese government 


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Investigation into calf farms in Spain, 2021

Meat sales over climate goals for European food retailers

FOUR PAWS ranks leading DACH & UK supermarkets on meat reduction strategies 


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FOUR PAWS Pandemic Rountable

Animal Welfare Organizations, Member States and Experts Call For A 'One Health' Approach To Prevent The Next Pandemic

More than 20 Member States of the United Nations participated in the high-level policy round table discussion on Preventing the Next Pandemic hosted by FOUR PAWS in Geneva


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Lion cub Nikola at his new outdoor enclosure at FELIDA

A lion cub’s journey across Europe to a better life

FOUR PAWS transfers rescued lion Nikola from Montenegro to FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary 


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FOUR PAWS organised an action on June 8th at Nike´s main European Logistic Campus in Laakdal, Belgium

As Nike Turns 50, 50K Customers Urge the Company to Stop Using Cruel Wool

With strong public support, FOUR PAWS urges market leader to switch to certified wool to help prevent cruelty to lambs


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“Sad Bears” travel from North Macedonia to Sanctuary in Switzerland

FOUR PAWS transfers two brown bears to new home in the Swiss alps


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FOUR PAWS Honored to Collaborate with The Walt Disney Family Museum

Creative Conservation: The Art of Endangered Animals exhibit opens in April and features photos of FOUR PAWS rescue animals


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Year of the Tiger?

An investigative report into the big cat farming in South Africa and the need for international action


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LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A FOUR PAWS project in South Africa since 2006

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Bear Cuc BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A FOUR PAWS project in Vietnam since 2017

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Bear Luna at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

A FOUR PAWS project in Germany since 2006

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Rescue Bé and Em

Rescue Bé and Em

Stolen for the illegal wildlife trade, two orphaned bear cubs are safe now

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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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So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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