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is the global animal welfare organization for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need, and protects them. Our vision is a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy, and understanding. 

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#ProtectMillions

Stolen. Killed. Eaten. End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade.

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#WearitKind

The future of fashion is here!

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#SaveTheSaddestBears

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or...

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It’s closer than you think! FOUR PAWS reveals the involvement of Europe in the ruthless trade and the cruel tiger business.

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FOUR PAWS to participate at the United Nations Environment Assembly

Global animal welfare organization granted observer status at key UN summit, calls for transformational change on production and consumption globally


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Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

Vietnam: FOUR PAWS rescues last bile bear of Son La province

Capital Hanoi remains bear farming lynchpin despite declining demand for bear bile


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Vietnam establishes first ever dog and cat meat-free tourist-friendly city

Vietnam establishes first ever dog and cat meat-free tourist-friendly city

FOUR PAWS welcomes Hoi An City People’s Committee's progressive actions to protect dogs, cats, and people


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The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

The most (and least) animal-friendly fashion brands of 2021

FOUR PAWS publishes the latest Animal Welfare in Fashion report


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Crypto Has Gone to the Animals This GivingTuesday

FOUR PAWS Receives Their Largest Cryptocurrency Donation Yet Through Partnership with Pawthereum, Expands Rescue Facility in Cambodia   


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Dog Meat Trade in Indonesia

Police in Indonesia intercept a notorious dog meat trader, saving over 50 terrified dogs awaiting slaughter

FOUR PAWS hoped this would be a turning point in the campaign against the dog meat trade


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Philanthropy and Charitable Giving

What is philanthropy and how can it help animals


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Fast-Food Industry Need to Make Some Fast Changes, Ranking Says

Domino’s and Papa John’s rank worst in FOUR PAWS new global fast-food chain assessment, ignoring topics like animal welfare and climate change


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Horse drawn cart

FOUR PAWS helps ending animal cruelty at UNESCO World Heritage Site

The use of horse carriages in Petra, Jordan will no longer be permitted and replaced by electric golf carts


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Tiger King – everyone is watching, no one is acting

The truth behind Joe Exotic and Tiger King season 2 on Netflix!


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Future Panel – How to prevent the next pandemic?

Online Expert Panel Discussion, October 20th 2021, 5 PM (CET), 11 AM (EST)


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Beirut Bear

The Beirut Bears: The Odyssey of Homer and Ulysses

From Lebanon to Colorado, these captive bears now have a sprawling home 


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

Lioness Neida at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

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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Animal Rescues

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Rescue Jenny, Toby and Moris

Rescue Jenny, Toby, and Moris

From being props for tourist entertainment to life in paradise, three bear cubs begin their new lives

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Orphan Lestari

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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Dog Oiţã on the streets

Rescue Oiţã

So much love to give after being hurt by humans

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