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Rescue Seven Romanian Lions

From sadness to safety: Simba and his siblings found their new home!


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“Humans’ Best Friend” – The Dog

Our companion for thousands of years 


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Citizens Call on Vietnam to Protect Bears in Hanoi

World Animal Protection US and FOUR PAWS to deliver joint letter to embassy in DC


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Lioness Geena arrives at LIONSROCK

Five rescued lions in Romania get a forever home South African

A new life for big cats used for breeding and entertainment


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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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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

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Rescue Bé and Em

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