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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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Roundtable discussion preventing the next pandemic

What Substantive Elements Must Be Included in a Pandemic Instrument?

Roundtable Discussion: July 12th2022 at 2 PM (CET)


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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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Fireworks Are Frightening to Pets

Your pet and fireworks: what you need to know


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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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Caring for Stray Animals of Ukraine

FOUR PAWS helps homeless dogs and cats in eight cities across the country


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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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‘Little Bit of Love’ for animal welfare

UK musician Tom Grennan becomes ambassador for FOUR PAWS


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FOUR PAWS loading pet food supplies into a train headed to Ukraine

20 Tons of Food Makes Up Second Delivery For Ukraine Zoo Animals

FOUR PAWS partners with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) to provide relief for war-torn zoos


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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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Cruel wool in sportswear is in high season

Biggest manufacturer Nike without clear commitment to phase out from animal cruelty methods


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Rescue Vova

No more entertaining – a new life awaits the Ukrainian restaurant bear


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Humans, Animals & the Health of the earth

Developing the international pandemic instrument


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Glimmer of Hope for Fur Animals

More and more fashion brands have pledged to ban real fur 


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Ukraine: How to Cross the Border With Pets

Leaving the country with your dog, cat, or other pets 


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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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Milk Madness: The Torment of Dairy Cows

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LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A FOUR PAWS project in South Africa since 2006

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A FOUR PAWS project in Vietnam since 2017

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BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

A FOUR PAWS project in Germany since 2006

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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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