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FOUR PAWS believes that big cats should not be kept as pets or for entertainment, as these wild animals suffer in captivity under inadequate keeping conditions including lack of expert care, frequent travelling, training and intensive interaction with humans. Unfortunately, thousands of big cats still live under very poor conditions in circuses, zoos and private ownership. Uncontrolled breeding causes ‘surplus’ animals that either end up dead or (illegally) traded to unsuitable places.
FOUR PAWS calls for the improvement of legal standards regarding keeping conditions in certified zoological facilities and sanctuaries and demands a ban on other forms of captivity. Devising solutions for unwanted and illegally kept big cats plays a crucial role in our work. Our big cat sanctuaries and centres offer rescued big cats a species-appropriate home.

Two white lions

Captive Breeding For Exterior Traits

Commercial interests disguised as species protection

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Wild Animals in Zoos

Problem zone - Eastern Europe

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Canned Lion Hunting

Born to be killed: lion hunting in South Africa

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Lioness Neida at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

A FOUR PAWS project in South Africa since 2006

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#RuthlessTrade



It’s closer than you think! FOUR PAWS reveals the involvement of Europe in the ruthless trade and the cruel tiger business.
 

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Transfer tiger Caruso

Tiger King – everyone is watching, no one is acting

The truth behind Joe Exotic and Tiger King season 2 on Netflix!

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Visit our Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

in South Africa

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