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is the global animal welfare organisation 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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Bela and Sharuk's journey to a joyful life

Tigress Bela and tiger Sharuk were born on 8th of May 2014 in private captivity in Mittelbuch, Germany. 


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Bear Vinzenz reaching for his toes at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Gallery Animals Doing Yoga

Sometimes our rescued animals are caught on camera in all kinds of shapes!


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FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

After the harrowing death of two lions


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Tiger hides

Big Cat Memory Game

Can you find all the animal pairs?


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Injured and starving animals in Beirut

Mission to Lebanon

Injured and traumatised animals in Beirut


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The cat meat trade in Vietnam

Special dish 'Little Tiger': The rampant cat meat trade in Vietnam

According to FOUR PAWS and Change For Animals Foundation, over one million cats are killed for their meat every year, part of a nationwide cruel and hidden trade


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Animal Welfare and COVID-19

What you need to know and what can you do?
Please find all content about the coronavirus here!


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Lions in Care of FOUR PAWS

Images of the lions in our Big Cat SANCTUARIES LIONSROCK and FELIDA 


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Our current Campaigns

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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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Canned Lion Hunting

Born to be killed: lion hunting in South Africa

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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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#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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Our Key topics

COVID-19 & Animals

What you need to know and what can you do?

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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 Shevar and Sharukh

Rescue Shevar and Sharukh

Home at LIONSROCK after Emergency Rescue

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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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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Lili, Lulu and Lac

The impromptu rescue of three nameless Asiatic black bears 

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Bear Andri in Prishtina

Rescue Bear Cub

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement  

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Bears in Vietnam

Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam

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