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Fashion industry and FOUR PAWS work to relieve suffering

FOUR PAWS in South Africa recently releases a new report on the suffering of animals for the fashion industry. 

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FOUR PAWS says put cruelty-free fashion centre-stage

Seeking to end the use of animal-derived materials by the fashion world.

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Leopard Tulani at LIONSROCK

Big cats: A tale of tails

Flicking… wagging… steering… swishing…A big cat’s tail sure has its own tale to tell.

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Romanian lions Roman, Vincent, Ellie, Geena and Dolf at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in Bethlehem in South Africa.

THE FOUR PAWS YOUNG LIONS ROAR AWAY

The two FOUR PAWS sanctuary, LIONSROCK is not only a forever home to older big cats, but also for a few younger lions.   

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Preparing to Say Goodbye to Your Pet

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2022 Rescues & Milestones

Take a look back at all we have accomplished together!


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COP27 Fails to Produce Transformative Change

The climate emergency demands a solidarity pact amongst nations - not a quick fix


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FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions after non-compliance

Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS takes over ten lions from provincial authorities after a compliance notice was issued to a Gauteng breeding facility


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Lion cub-petting study finds alarming welfare concerns in animal tourism industry

First-of-its-kind study, published in Animals, analyses YouTube videos to substantiate stress behaviours from lion cubs handled by tourists seeking the “Simba effect”


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A lion kept in a small cage at a South African lion farm where 30 lions were euthanized after being burned in a fire.

Screening of hard-hitting documentary alarms parliamentarians

The Wildlife documentary, Lions, Bones and Bullets, has shocked South African parliamentarians at a screening prior to international release.


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Investigation into the big cat captive breeding in South Africa.

Big cats: the thin line between legal and illegal trade

Blog by Ruxandra Cracea, Wildlife Trade Campaigner, FOUR PAWS International


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CITES CoP19: The conference deciding the future of big cats

Blog by Vanessa Amoroso, Head of Wild Animals in Trade at FOUR PAWS International


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The Journey of the Quintuplets

From Sadness to Special Care to South Africa 

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Stuck in a train carriage for 15 years

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Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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Rescue Tiger Caruso

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

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Rescue Lions Motan and Pisa

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

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Rescue Bears Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Rescue Bear Cub Andri

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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Rescue Bears Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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