NEWS ARCHIVE

Our updates, press releases, blog posts, rescues, publications and other news – month by month

February 2024

Our updates and stories of February

Arrival and release of Sudan Lions to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Rescued Sudan lions find new home in South Africa

FOUR PAWS transfers eleven lions to its LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 


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Five dogs rescued from a Cambodian slaughterhouse arrive at Cape Town International Airport

Cambodia Dog Rescue #FromCagetoCapeTown

FOUR PAWS South Africa in collaboration with TEARS Animal Rescue facilitate cross-border adoption (CBA) campaign of 5 rescued dogs from Cambodia


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Fox on a fur farm

Real Fur: Fashion Brand Max Mara Lags Behind

Max Mara is one of the last international fashion brands continuing to sell real fur


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Broiler Chicken Farm

FOUR PAWS alarmed by dangerous bird flu mutation

Possible mammal-to-mammal infection poses a threat to wildlife and raises concerns about a new human pandemic 


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January 2024

Our updates and stories of January

Cage to Cape Town dogs

From Cage to Cape Town

Dogs rescued from Cambodian slaughterhouse embark on their journey to the Mother City


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Unsplash photo used in Atlas report on hotels

Climate Crisis not on vacation

New FOUR PAWS industry ranking calls on Hilton, Marriott & Co. to improve animal welfare 


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A cow at a farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa

World Environmental Education Day

FOUR PAWS remind us how interconnected animal welfare, human health and the well-being of the environment are


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9 lions and three-legged hyena from Dinder National Park (evacuated from Sudan Animal Rescue in November 2023)

Rescued from conflict zones twice: Lions and hyenas from Sudan on the way to safety

FOUR PAWS recently evacuated nearly 50 wild animals from war-torn Khartoum


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Cage to Cape Town dogs

From Cage to Cape Town

Dogs rescued from Cambodian slaughterhouse embark on their journey to the Mother City


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Fox on a fur farm in Poland

Interview with SLAY Director Rebecca Cappelli

Interview with SLAY documentary director Rebecca Cappelli on the heartbreaking reality of animal cruelty in fashion


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Dog Apollo

From Cage to California

Dogs saved from Cambodian dog meat trade, take 'Freedom Flights' to U.S. for Adoption


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December 2023

Our updates and stories of December

Dog afraid of fireworks

Fireworks and Firecrackers Pose Danger to Animals and Environment

Animal welfare organisation calls for responsible New Year’s celebrations without fireworks


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Dairy farm barn/stable in with cattle/cows in the Netherlands, 2018.

COP28: First ever Global Stocktake fails the road to 1.5 °C

FOUR PAWS concerned as role of food systems and animal welfare are neglected


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Guests walking with lions and handlers

#TravelKind on holiday and make sure animals don’t suffer in silence

FOUR PAWS: Seemingly harmless interactions are often problematic 


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Dog Hexe confined in a car

FOUR PAWS’ Summer Pet Care Tips

Take a look at our essential tips to keep your pet happy, healthy, and protected over the summer


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Food on the table at COP28 in the UAE-Dubai

Food on the table at COP28 in the UAE-Dubai

An OP-ED by Celiwe Shivambu, Campaign Officer, FOUR PAWS in South Africa attending the COP28 as an Observer for FOUR PAWS International


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FOUR PAWS and Hoi An People's Committee have closed down a dog meat restaurant

Dog Meat Restaurant Closes in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS and Hoi An People’s Committee successfully worked together to end Dog and Cat Meat Trade


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November 2024

Our updates and stories of November

Pig farm

COP28 Marks Key Point for Climate Actions

FOUR PAWS urges a change in global food systems to prevent climate catastrophe as Global Stocktake establishes future course


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Woman with goats

Fashion Follows Trends: Animal Protection Still Not a Mainstream Piece

FOUR PAWS analysis of 100 major brands exposes critical gaps and poor performers in animal welfare


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Starving lions in Sudan

FOUR PAWS Rescues Nearly 50 Wild Animals Trapped in Conflict Zone in Sudan

Starving lions, hyenas, and wildcats were relocated to temporary safe space


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Fireworks and pets

Safeguard your pets during the worldwide firework celebrations

Global animal welfare organisation shares tips for pet owners ahead of Guy Fawkes Day and Diwali


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October 2023

Our updates and stories of October

Dog in a cage at a slaughterhouse

16,462 People Join Virtual 'Run For Millions' to End the Dog and Cat Meat Trade

The event was held across Vietnam and organised by global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS


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Bear Na on her way to BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

20 Years of Suffering: FOUR PAWS Rescues Former Bile Bear

Without increased action, Vietnam’s remaining bile bears will continue to suffer and slowly die


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A Global Stand Against the Dog and Cat Meat Trade!

A Global Stand Against the Dog and Cat Meat Trade!

Two Million Signatures show immense support to end the dog and cat meat trade worldwide


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Elephant Madhubala

Ailing Elephant Madhubala in Desperate Need of a New Home

FOUR PAWS gave recommendations over a month ago but officials lack an answer


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September 2023

Our updates and stories of September

Sheep

400 International Fashion Brands oppose cruel wool

FOUR PAWS advocates for animal welfare at high-level industry event in Northern Italy


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Stray puppies in Southeast Asia

World Rabies Day 2023

FOUR PAWS supports Vietnamese authorities with rabies vaccination drive


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Poultry in a slaughterhouse

2.6 million Birds Die in South Africa

The severe bird flu outbreak is causing the South African government to encourage farmers to step up biosecurity measures


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LIONSROCK general tourism image

Explore FOUR PAWS’ Digital Animal Friendly Wildlife Travel Guide

FOUR PAWS South Africa celebrates World Tourism Day with a digital animal friendly wildlife travel guide. 


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Uniondale Sterilisation Drive

FOUR PAWS Partners with PDSA in Successful Sterilisation Drive

The project team successfully took on the challenge to sterilise more than 450 needy animals in Uniondale in the Little Karoo.


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August 2023

Our updates and stories of August

July 2023

Our updates and stories of July

Dog in cage victim of hte dog meat trade

Infamous Animal Market in Indonesia Has Stopped Selling Dog and Cat Meat

Market was a “ticking timebomb” for a future pandemic


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dogs in a cage

Animal Welfare Groups Host Reception on Sustainable Development at UN Economic and Social Council

Accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a key topic for the group


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Taming Fashion: Choosing Kindness in the Fashion Industry

Choosing Kindness in the Fashion Industry

FOUR PAWS’ new report reveals true costs for animals and climate and future-fit alternatives to fur and other animal-derived materials  


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#ProtectMillions

FOUR PAWS Calls Upon the US and UK to #ProtectMillions

Today, global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS launched its most ambitious campaign action yet, to end the dog and cat meat trade in Vietnam


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Boiler Chickens

FOUR PAWS Spotlights Zoonotic Diseases in SA

If we don’t change the way we interact with animals and nature, it is just a matter of time until the next pandemic happens


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Two lion cubs being stroked by guest

DFFE White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use does not go far enough to protect the country’s wildlife species

FOUR PAWS position on the newly released Department for Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biodiversity   


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June 2023

Our updates and stories of June

Male and female lions behind fence

Man arrested for illegally transporting lion bones from SA

FOUR PAWS warns of exploitative big cat industry that cruelly profits off big cats and the trading of their parts. 


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Lions and tigers at a farm in South Africa

Paid Interactions Fuel Exploitative Big Cat Farming in South Africa

FOUR PAWS warns of tourist attractions that cruelly profit off big cats


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Lioness Vasylyna at FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary

Lioness from Illegal Private Keeping Arrives at Species-Appropriate Home

FOUR PAWS brings lioness Vasylyna to its FELIDA Big Cat Sanctuary in the Netherlands


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May 2023

Our updates and stories of May

Critical tiger rescue in Argentina

Critical Tiger Rescue in Argentina

FOUR PAWS en route to bring two tigers rescued from illegal breeding farm to wildlife sanctuary in Jordan


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Rebecca Picallo Gil, FOUR PAWS mulesing campaigner

Global Fashion Companies Publicly Call on the Australian Wool Industry to End Mulesing

FOUR PAWS hands over open brand letter to Australian wool industry


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Cows and calves in the pasture

Mother’s Day: Chocolate companies show no sweetness to dairy cows and calves

FOUR PAWS ranks Mars, Nestlé & Co. with regards to dairy reduction strategies


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Factory farmed cows

FOUR PAWS new report on Earth Day: Meat is “eating up the planet”

Europe has surpassed the bearable meat consumption already by April


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Lion Simba Romania

Phasing out the controversial captive lion industry. Two years on.

Two years later, the South Africa Government still hasn't phased out the captive lion breeding industry


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April 2023

Our updates and stories of April

MArch 2023

Our updates and stories of March

Campaign to end the dog and cat meat trade

Campaigners and A-List Actors Celebrate as Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

Authorities ban trade to tackle rabies and animal cruelty


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Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

Indonesian Capital City Jakarta Bans Dog Meat Trade

A-List Hollywood actors alongside global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS celebrate “watershed” moment in the campaign to end the dog meat trade in Southeast Asia


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February 2023

Our updates and stories of February

Covid 19 and Minks

Pandemic Treaty draft “Lacks Teeth”, says FOUR PAWS

WHO publishes its latest draft of the “Pandemic Treaty”


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Cow with calf

Fashion industry & 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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January 2023

Our updates and stories of January

Romana Kőnigsbrun (Austrian Ambassador to SA), Carsten Hertwig (Director FOUR PAWS Sustainable Sanctuaries), Josef Pfabigan (CEO of FOUR PAWS), Hildegard Pirker (Sanctuary Manager: LIONSROCK), and Fiona Miles (Director: FOUR PAWS South Africa) reopen LIONSROCK accomodation in Bethlehem in South Africa

New look LIONSROCK rocks ethical vision

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in the Free State has undergone a transformation and was officially re-opened on Friday 6 January


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December 2022

Our updates and stories of December

Bear Mark at BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

Albania’s Last Restaurant Bear Arrives in Austria

With bear Mark’s rescue, FOUR PAWS closed a chapter of cruel animal keeping in Albania


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 Lions from the Golden Pride in their enclosure shortly after being released

Government asked to step up ending captive breeding implementation process

Animal welfare organisation calls on government to urgently take proactive measures to end the captive lion breeding industry


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November 2022

Our updates and stories of November

Factory farmed dairy cows

Need for Climate Action on Agricultural and Food Security Recognised at COP27

FOUR PAWS welcomes this as a starting point but insists more needs to be done at a UN level to tackle the climate emergency


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Factory farmed pigs

COP27 Failed to Address the Problem of Food Systems to Avert Climate Crisis

FOUR PAWS urges governments to prioritise food systems to meet global climate targets


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Rescued lions Kandaka and Mansour

Sudanese Lions Will Receive Medical Care in Al Ma’Wa, Jordan

FOUR PAWS successfully transfers two big cats after two years of preparations


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Shelter dog enjoying session with trainer

FOUR PAWS Launches Online Animal Shelter Training Programme

Programme provides free online training for animal shelters


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Tiger lying on the ground

CITES CoP19: FOUR PAWS Calls for Better Protection of Big Cats

Demands include phasing out all tiger farms, and imposing trade sanctions on governments that contravene CITES Decisions


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#GoldenPride Release

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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South Africa | 2021 10 | Investigation into Big Cat keeping in South Africa.

Report confirms captive big cat industry is a conduit

Animal welfare organisation says report on South Africa’s brutal lion bone trade confirms legal captive big cat industry is a conduit for illegal wildlife trade


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October 2022

Our updates and stories of October

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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FOUR PAWS in Ukraine

Survey in Ukraine Shows More to Do to Help Animals

FOUR PAWS continues its support of stray animals and shelters across the country


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pig in a cage

COP27: Programme unveiled for “trailblazing and historic” Food Systems Pavilion

Food systems transformation to take centre stage at first Food4Climate pavilion at annual UN climate summit


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Romanian five doing well in bigger enclosure

Almost two months after they arrived to spend the rest of their lives in species-appropriate care under the African sun, the five Romanian lions at FOUR PAWS LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary, are adapting well in their new three hectares enclosure


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Pigs crammed together

97th World Animal Day Celebrates a “Shared Planet”

FOUR PAWS calls for global leadership and legislation in recognising of the interlinkage between animal welfare, humans, and the environment on World Animal Day 


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September 2022

Our updates and stories of September

Dog laying in road with TukTuk in the background

Call for Action Against the Dog Meat Trade and Rabies Control

World Rabies Day Highlights the Need for Global Action Against Dog Meat Trade


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outh Africa, Bethlehem | 2021 10 02 | FOUR PAWS South Africa takes part in a vaccination drive in the community of Bohlokong in the Free State in South Africa

FOUR PAWS urges public to take precautions as NICD confirms ten human rabies cases in South Africa

Today marks the day of global advocacy and awareness for one of the world’s deadliest viruses, rabies, which is still prevalent in South Africa. 


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South Africa, Bethlehem | 2022 02 12 | LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary accommodation general tourism image

FOUR PAWS launches digital animal friendly travel guide

FOUR PAWS South Africa launches digital animal friendly travel guide on World Tourism Day.   


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Lions Samson and Tom inspecting new enclosure

Survey shows South Africans want better legislative protection for all big cat species

More than 90% of South Africans say big cats should be better protected by the country’s laws and regulations.


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Bear Iva at her old enclosure in North Macedonia

FOUR PAWS transfers rescued bear from North Macedonia to Bulgaria

BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa welcomes Iva in species-appropriate surroundings 


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South Africa | 2007 03 - 2021 10 | Investigation into the big cat captive breeding in South Africa.

Animal welfare organisation responds to Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s White Paper

In response to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s White Paper, FOUR PAWS says, all big cats in captivity deserve a better deal 


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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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August 2022

Our updates and stories of August

Elephant Kaavan in his enclosure being visited by  Amir Khalil at Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

Former “loneliest elephant in the world”, Kaavan, reunites with rescuers

FOUR PAWS rescued Kaavan in 2020 and flew him to Cambodia in “heaviest” mission yet 


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Karachi elephants receive dental surgery

Last Captive Elephants From Pakistani Zoo Undergo One-Of-A-Kind Tusk Surgery

International vet team from FOUR PAWS performs innovative super-size procedure 


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Lioness Geena arrives at LIONSROCK

Five lions rescued from Romania last year arrive at South African forever home

Former owner keeps exploiting rescued lions’ parents and one-year-old cub


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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger the great apes 


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July 2022

Our updates and stories of July

Handover event 'This is not Vietnam' in Hanoi, Vietnam

33,000 Vietnamese Citizens and Residents Call For An End To The Dog And Cat Meat Trade

FOUR PAWS hosted event in Hanoi to handover petition to the Vietnamese government 


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Tiger Laziz walking on grass

International Tiger Day: Sixth rescueversary of tiger Laziz from war-torn country, highlights FOUR PAWS’ role in rescue and recovery of animals from warzones

Sixth rescueversary of tiger Laziz from war-torn country, highlights FOUR PAWS’ role in rescue and recovery of animals from warzones


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Pandemics and Animal Welfare

South African Emmy-nominee supports animal welfare campaign

Actors Brian Cox CBE and South African Emmy-nominee Thuso Mbedu are throwing their weight behind a FOUR PAWS campaign which is calling upon governments to prioritise animal welfare policies to prevent the next pandemic


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June 2022

Our updates and stories of June

Dog in a cage for the DCMT in Indonesia

Dog Slaughterhouse Owner in Indonesia Sentenced to 12 Months in Jail for Trading in Stolen Dogs for Human Consumption

This is the third conviction of a dog meat trafficker since the national government’s declaration in 2018 that 'dogs are not food'


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Therapy dog Busia

Former Stray Dog Busia Assists Therapy for Recovering Soldiers in Ukraine

FOUR PAWS Animal Assisted Therapy programme provides emotional support and PTSD prevention


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FOUR PAWS organised an action on June 8th at Nike´s main European Logistic Campus in Laakdal, Belgium

Over 50,000 sport enthusiasts want 50-year-jubilee Nike to stop using cruel wool

FOUR PAWS welcomes strong signal and urges market leader to switch to certified wool to help prevent the mutilation of lambs


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Dog in the destroyed town of Bucha

From the ruins: How stray animals are being taken care of in the streets of Bucha and other Ukrainian cities

FOUR PAWS delivers help in full capacity again for homeless dogs and cats across the country


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Chickens in a row in boiler room

FOUR PAWS calls for a move to a more sustainable agriculture sector

FOUR PAWS urges a reduction of all animal protein consumption and production by 50 percent by 2040


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May 2022

Our updates and stories of May

Juno Marlina in the forest

Rescue Orangutan Juno Marlina

Recovering from being kept as a pet in a tiny cage


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Rescue Bé and Em

Rescue Bear Cubs Bé and Em

Stolen for the illegal wildlife trade, two orphaned bear cubs are safe now


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Bear Sam

Rescue Bears Sam and Jamila

After many years in poor captivity, a new chapter for the brown bears begins


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April 2022

Our updates and stories of April

LIONSROCK Vet Christine Steyrer

World Veterinary Day 30 April

Specialist big cat vet builds 24/7-resilience up by being fit and inspired


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Athlete

New Brutal Mulesing Footage Puts Pressure on Nike

FOUR PAWS together with pro athletes call on sportswear giant to “Just Don't Do It”


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Dog Meat Market Indonesia

Dog Trafficker in Indonesia Sentenced to Record Jail Term

Trafficker, Guruh Tri Susilo, was sentenced to 17 months' imprisonment for trading in stolen dogs for human consumption


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March 2022

Our updates and stories of March

Dog in cage

FOUR PAWS Undercover Investigation Shows Cruel Dog Meat Trade in Indonesia

Umbrella organisation condemn investigation that reveals dogs sold for meat alongside bats, snakes and wild boar in Sulawesi “extreme” wet markets despite disease risk


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Argentinian Train Tigers arriving at LIONSROCK

From Argentina to South Africa: ‘Train Tigers’ Feel Grass Under Their Paws for the First Time

FOUR PAWS transfers­ four rescued tigers to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary 


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February 2022

Our updates and stories of February

Bear Thi

Rescue Nine Bile Bears

From life behind bars to paradise: Almost two decades in captivity are over


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January 2022

Our updates and stories of January

December 2021

Our updates and stories of December

FOUR PAWS launches major campaign in Vietnam to End the “Cruel and Barbaric” Dog and Cat Meat Trade

FOUR PAWS launches major campaign in Vietnam to End the “Cruel and Barbaric” Dog and Cat Meat Trade

Global animal welfare organisation calls on Vietnamese people to show their opposition to the dog and cat meat trade and call on the Vietnamese government to bring an end to the trade


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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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Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader

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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November 2021

Our updates and stories of November

Dog Meat Trade in Indonesia

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

FOUR PAWS, the global animal welfare organisation, hoped this would be a turning point in the campaign against the dog meat trade


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Borneo's secretive dog meat trade

Brutality Beyond the Beauty: Borneo's Secretive Dog Meat Trade

The first-ever dog meat investigations in Borneo revealed a rampant dog meat trade


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October 2021

Our updates and stories of October

Thailand launches “first-of-its-kind” initiative to improve dog welfare

Thailand launches “first-of-its-kind” initiative to improve dog welfare

The province of Trang has launched a programme following Thailand’s announcement to re-open on 1 November post COVID-19 regulations


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September 2021

Our updates and stories of September

August 2021

Our updates and stories of August

Woman with sheep

New study: Pandemic leads to increased demand for compassion in fashion

FOUR PAWS reveals that almost 90 per cent want fashion industry to prioritise animal welfare


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July 2021

Our updates and stories of July

June 2021

Our updates and stories of June

Jasper & Jade exploring new enclosure

Seaview tigers moved to safe new forever home

On the 22nd of June 2021, two Siberian tigers were translocated in an emergency rescue operation from Seaview Predator Park in Port Elizabeth, to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in the Free State Province.


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May 2021

Our updates and stories of May

Bear at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

#BehindTheScenes at BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz

Animal Caretaker Sabine Steinmeier gives us an exclusive look behind the scenes at the sanctuary


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Chihuahua

How the 'Digital Services Act' could help stop the illegal puppy trade

FOUR PAWS is mobilising policy makers and supporters to amend a new EU law to ban illegal puppy dealers from online marketplaces 


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Dogs in Cambodia

“Historic opportunity for pandemic treaty must not be missed!”

FOUR PAWS calls on WHO member states to prevent future pandemics


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Merino sheep

FOUR PAWS achieves a “hat-trick” with Puma

In the future, the German sports goods manufacturer will refrain from using uncertified wool of animal cruelty origin


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FOUR PAWS encouraged by DFFE report’s key recommendations on captive lions

The global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS is incredibly encouraged by the announcement from the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), Ms Barbara Creecy. 


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April 2021

Our updates and stories of April

Bloem tigers celebrate 1 year at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Two tigers rescued, amongst many other animals, from the Bloemfontein Zoo in 2020 celebrated their one-year anniversary at the LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary, a project by the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.


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March 2021

Our updates and stories of March

How South Africa’s captive big cat breeding industry is exploiting animals AND people

The industry of abuse has allowed animal suffering to proliferate to alarming levels.


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Campaigners in Spain

Haven of hell: At “best”, the Elbeik's 1,610 cattle are killed on site

FOUR PAWS speaks of a total failure of the European Union as well as the Spanish authorities


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Pig farming

One year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the WHO:

FOUR PAWS calls on responsible organisations and governments to improve the human-animal relationship to prevent future pandemics


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Live animal transport of cattle

Tragedy at sea continues: The "Elbeik" sails back to the EU after an odyssey of almost three months with 1,776 cattle on board

FOUR PAWS already reported on the killing of the 895 young bulls of "Karim Allah" this Sunday


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Dog in small cage in slaughterhouse, Cambodia

One million dogs killed: FOUR PAWS closes major slaughterhouse in Cambodia, rescuing 16 dogs on site

Rescue comes a week after interception of 61 dogs in a minivan in Siem Reap


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elephant in circus

FOUR PAWS calls upon EU Commission for a ban of wild animals in circuses

Opinion poll shows majority of Europeans are against animal suffering in entertainment


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The Dog and Cat Meat Trade; A global health risk – the report

New report highlights the need to end the cruel trade and stop future pandemics emerging.


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Pig in truck

One year on from COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic

But what is being done to prevent future pandemics?


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February 2021

Our updates and stories of February

Fur fox

Internationally renowned sports brand Adidas joins fur-free initiative

FOUR PAWS welcomes newest member in the Fur Free Retailer program


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Dogs rescued

Slaughterhouse-bound minivan carrying 61 dogs intercepted in Cambodia

FOUR PAWS steps in to assist Cambodian authorities in first ever interception of dogs being taken for the dog meat trade


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Cages of laying hens

Dr Jane Goodall calls on EU to end cage farming across Europe

The letter to the European Commission is signed by more than 140 international scientists


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Dog in shelter

Despite COVID-19 restrictions: FOUR PAWS distributes 10 tonnes of food to starving animals in Lebanon

Hundreds of animals were left homeless after the devastating explosion in Beirut in August


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Stray animal care in Romania

COVID-19 and Stray Animals

What a pandemic means for stray cats and dogs


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January 2021

Our updates and stories of January

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