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Full circle as two lions return home to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Uhuru and Jua were purchased in 2006 and saved from the canned hunting industry 


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The Cub Petting Scam

The temptation to cuddle or pet a lion cub might be inevitable, but it truly is just a big scam. Here’s how you will be part of the problem. 


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The Lion Bone Scam

The commodification of captive bred lions in South Africa for their bones has been ongoing since 2008, with the skeletons predominantly exported to Southeast Asia. 


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FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia

Two of the rescued dogs were locked in a cage for years, witnessing the slaughter of thousands of other dogs. 


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The Walking With Lions Scam

Are we actually doing more harm than good with these once in a lifetime photo opportunities? Walk with them now, but they’ll be killed later!


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Reclassification of 33 wild mammal species under the Animal Improvement Act

Media statement by the coalition to stop captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes.


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SATSA releases a solid set of home-grown captive wildlife interaction guidelines

Media statement by the coalition to stop captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes (the coalition) 


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Welfare Concerns

Serious welfare concerns persist in the captive breeding and keeping of indigenous and exotic predators for commercial exploitation, particularly with the increasing profit-driven commodification of lion products.


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Our current Campaigns

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#RUTHLESSTRADE

With no clear rules and regulations within the European Union tigers are being bred, traded and moved with no one really knowing exactly ...

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End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

An estimated 30 million dogs and an unknown number of cats enter the meat trade every year making it arguably one of the most severe .....

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End the suffering of Vietnamese bile bears

The gallbladder of the bile bear is punctured with a needle through the abdominal wall. The anaesthetic is often administered ...

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Canned Lion Hunting

Born to be killed: lion hunting in South Africa

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wild animals


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companion animals


Our topics around dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets
 

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helping animals in crisis


Find out more about FOUR PAWS aid to animals in crisis regions.

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nutrition


Delicious, healthy and varied diet is also animal friendly

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Farm animals

Now inform about cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep & Co
 

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Stray ANimals

Worldwide projects to neuter stray dogs and cats 

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Animal Rescues​​​​​​

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Rescue Caruso

This beautiful tiger moved from our FELIDA Big Cat Centre to LIONSROCK in March this year.

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Rescue Motan and Pisa

Motan and Pisa have settled in incredibly well at our project LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary & Lodge! 

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Rescue Rocco

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania

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Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Rescue Bear Cub

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement  

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Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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