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is a strong, global and independent voice for animals under direct human influence. Our vision is a world where people treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding.  

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Arrested for lion slaughter: Vietnamese nationals deported

“With the lack of a proper deterrent, animal cruelty such as this will continue to thrive”


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Big cats from war zones

In recent years, FOUR PAWS had several successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria. 


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Ruthless Czech tiger trader walks free after suspended sentence

FOUR PAWS calls on the European Commission to finally ban tiger trade


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FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

The bear is now safe at species-appropriate BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina


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FOUR PAWS rescues 47 zoo animals from the Gaza Strip

The animals are taken to sanctuaries in Jordan and South Africa


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Two lions rescued from Gaza arrive at FOUR PAWS sanctuary in South Africa

Motan and Pisa finally get the chance to heal from their difficult past at LIONSROCK


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Tiger Caruso finds his happy ending at LIONSROCK

FOUR PAWS transfers cruelly traded tiger from Netherlands to South Africa


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Lion Facts

How much do you know about this powerful feline predator?


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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 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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Our Key topics

wild animals


Everything important about local and exotic wildlife
 

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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​​​​​​

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.​​​​​

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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Rescue Dushi

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

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Rescue Laska

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear

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