Press releases

Find all our press releases concerning animal rights campaigns, events, operations and more, here.

      The office dogs Yogi and Bubu at the FOUR PAWS Austria office

      Dogs in the Office: Take Your Dog to Work Day

      Tips and tricks for a healthy working relationship with your canine colleague 

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      Orangutan Tegar IND 2017

      World Rainforest Day: Save the Orangutans of Borneo

      Help FOUR PAWS ensure a peaceful future for orangutans

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      Lion Romeo at LIONSROCK

      FOUR PAWS Transfers Former Circus Lion to LIONSROCK

      White lion Romeo was exploited for circus shows in France until his rescue in 2023

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      The State of Animal Welfare Address Panel

      FOUR PAWS Delivers Its First State of Animal Welfare Address

      FOUR PAWS seeks to inform stakeholders about the current state of Animal Welfare in South Africa

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      Lions Nikola and Vasylyna at LIONSROCK in South Africa

      Rescued Lion Couple to Their Forever Home in South Africa

      Nikola and Vasylyna were found roaming the streets after escaping private captivity

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      Fiona Miles, Director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa delivers a presentation about the big cat trade to the IFP at Parliament in Cape Town South Africa

      Moving In The Right Direction: One step closer to ending the commercial trade of big cats

      Fiona Miles, Director at FOUR PAWS in South Africa presented at the Inkatha Freedom Party’s discussion on the crucial topic of Captive Lion Breeding in South Africa

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      Lion Ivan at LIONSROCK

      DFFE releases Ministerial Task Team report on recommendations for captive lion breeding industry exit strategy

      FOUR PAWS commends the Ministerial Task Team's recommendations for captive lion breeding industry exit strategy

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      FOUR PAWS team and black bears in a Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan

      Pakistan: FOUR PAWS Helps Bears Cruelly Exploited for Baiting and Dancing

      Swift government action aims to end illegal bear keeping practices in the country

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      Stray dog in Kosovo

      22% of South Africa's stray animals are without a home

      FOUR PAWS has been helping strays in need for 25 years with veterinary care and community programs

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      Train tigers at LIONSROCK

      FOUR PAWS Rescueversary: Another year of tranquil living

      FOUR PAWS Rapid Response Rescue team visits LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary to witness their progress two years after their rescue 

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      Lamb mortality footage from Australia published by CFJ

      The silent misery: Ten million Australian lambs die every year for fashion

      Shocking new footage reveals appalling lamb mortality rate in Australia 

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      Kajal Bagwandeen becomes FOUR PAWS Ambassador

      South African actress Kajal Bagwandeen has become a FOUR PAWS Ambassador! 

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      Group of stray dogs

      The Importance of Spaying and Neutering of animals

      FOUR PAWS advocates for spaying and neutering of animals as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals

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      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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      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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      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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      Working group event for the betterment of cats and dogs’ lives in Vietnam

      First ever working group event for the betterment of cats and dogs’ lives in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS advocates for humane treatment of companion animals and pandemic prevention

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Campaigners in Spain

      After the tragedy of the "Karim Allah", the shipments from Spain are continuing

      FOUR PAWS is on site in Cartagena and documents the cruel machinery

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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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      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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      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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      Transfer of Elephant Kaavan

      From the loneliest to the luckiest elephant: Kaavan takes off for Cambodia

      For the first time FOUR PAWS moves an elephant by air

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      FOUR PAWS team with a rescued cat

      For the First Time FOUR PAWS Closes a Cat Meat Restaurant and Slaughterhouse in Vietnam

      25 animals rescued before brutal slaughter in the country’s so-called cat meat capital

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      FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

      One million signatures to end the dog and cat meat trade in Southeast Asia

      FOUR PAWS receives global support in fight against the cruel trade

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      Loneliest elephant in the world arrives in Cambodia

      FOUR PAWS safely transfers Kaavan from Pakistan to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

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      Loneliest elephant in the world arrives in Cambodia

      FOUR PAWS safely transfers Kaavan from Pakistan to Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary

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      Dogs in a cage

      Key Tourism Operators Join the Fight Against the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Southeast Asia

      FOUR PAWS reveals impact of the dog and cat meat trade on tourism at World Travel Market event 

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      Pakistan’s last Asian elephant leaves for Cambodia in late November

      The Islamabad High Court assigns FOUR PAWS with the relocation of lonely Kaavan

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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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      Green light for the rescue of the world's loneliest elephant

      FOUR PAWS medical examination shows that elephant Kaavan is fit to be relocated

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      FOUR PAWS supports rescue of over 30 zoo animals in Pakistan

      Green light for the rescue of the world's loneliest elephant

      FOUR PAWS medical examination shows that elephant Kaavan is fit to be relocated

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      Mink at a fur farm

      After Coronavirus-Outbreak, Dutch Parliament Votes to Shut Down Mink Farms

      FOUR PAWS expects Dutch decision is game-changer for global fur farming

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      FOUR PAWS shuts down dog slaughterhouse in Cambodia critical to the trade

      FOUR PAWS Shuts Down Dog Slaughterhouse in Cambodia Critical to the Trade

      Thousands of dogs are spared a gruesome death by drowning, choking, and asphyxiation

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      Tiger rescue in Germany and transfer to TIERART

      Two former circus tigers retire to species-appropriate home in Germany

      FOUR PAWS transfers Jill and Sahib to Animal and Species Protection Centre TIERART

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      Dogs in cages at a dog meat trader in Siem Reap, Cambodia

      Siem Reap Becomes the First Province to Ban Dog Meat in Cambodia

      FOUR PAWS applauds local government for reacting to its year-long investigations

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      Statement from Josef Pfabigan, CEO FOUR PAWS

      A Statement from Josef Pfabigan, FOUR PAWS CEO

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      Live cattle at the Turkish border

      EU Parliament Votes for Committee of Inquiry on Live Animal Transports

      FOUR PAWS applauds milestone decision in favour of animal welfare

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      Dogs crammed into cages for dog meat

      Dog meat festival takes place in China despite new regulation that protects dogs

      FOUR PAWS regards the celebrations in Yulin as a threat to animals and public health

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      Starving animals in Bali

      Stray animals are starving due to collapse of tourism in Bali

      FOUR PAWS teams up with Bali Animal Welfare to feed stray dogs and cats

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      China bans the selling of dog and cat meat

      FOUR PAWS calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam to follow China’s example

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      Orphaned orangutan rescued by FOUR PAWS

      Baby orangutan crammed into a sack and tied to a motorcycle

      FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL takes traumatised ape orphan into safe custody

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      BAD TO THE BONE: Dog and cat meat still for sale in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS investigation uncovers piles of cat bones and mother and daughter cat thieves

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      Mink at a fur farm

      COVID-19 detected on Dutch mink farms

      FOUR PAWS demands ban on fur farms

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      Dog at home

      Pets and life after COVID-19 lockdown

      FOUR PAWS advises how to prepare pets for a normal routine again

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      Tiger behind bars

      The Tiger Kings in Europe

      FOUR PAWS releases new report unveiling out-of-control captive tiger trade

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      FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption

      Coronavirus Lockdown: The Perfect Time to Get a Pet?

      FOUR PAWS offers advice on fostering and adoption

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      COVID-19: NGOs call on World Health Organisation to help stop next pandemic

      Ban on global wildlife markets could prevent such health crises in the future

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      Dog and cat meat trade in the time of the COVID-19 epidemic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

      While China Bans Dog and Cat Meat, Trade in Southeast Asia Is Thriving

      FOUR PAWS reveals new dog and cat meat trend amongst global pandemic

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      Dogs in a cage

      Ten million dogs and cats are slaughtered for their meat in Southeast Asia yearly

      According to new FOUR PAWS report, trade continues to thrive despite severe risk to public health 

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      starving lions

      FOUR PAWS cares for starving animals in Sudan

      Four lions have already lost two thirds of their natural body weight

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      FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance warn against 'WelFur' animal welfare label

      Fur production is responsible for the painful death of millions of animals every year

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      FOUR PAWS mourns its Founder and President Heli Dungler

      It is with great sadness that the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS announces the death of Founder and President Heli Dungler.

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      Full circle as two lions return home to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

      Uhuru and Jua were purchased in 2006 and saved from the canned hunting industry 

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      SATSA releases a solid set of home-grown captive wildlife interaction guidelines

      Media statement by the coalition to stop captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes (the coalition) 

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      FOUR PAWS Shuts Down Dog Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

      FOUR PAWS Shuts Down Dog Slaughterhouse in Cambodia

      Two of the rescued dogs were locked in a cage for years, witnessing the slaughter of thousands of other dogs

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      Reclassification of 33 wild mammal species under the Animal Improvement Act

      Media statement by the coalition to stop captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes.

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      Rescued German tigers arrive at big cat sanctuary in South Africa

      FOUR PAWS relocates two tiger trade victims from its big cat centre TIERART to LIONSROCK

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      Animal protection organizations roar to shun South Africa’s Big Cat Scam this World Animal Day

      Humane Society International/Africa and FOUR PAWS South Africa expose the captive lion breeding industry and ask tourists and residents to help #ProtectLions.

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      Eat plant-based to help save wildlife this #WorldAnimalDay!

      LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary embraces global plant-based food trend and joins HSI’s Green Monday South Africa movement 

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      World Rabies Day: The ultimate fight against rabies in Myanmar continues

      World Rabies Day: The Ultimate Fight Against Rabies in Myanmar Continues

      FOUR PAWS long-term project aims to vaccinate one million animals by 2022

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      10000 cinemagoers watched a movie and saved a lion

      Nu Metro raised over R50 000 for FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation

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      Reaction to lion cub found in Cape Town

      Curb the occurrence in the Western Cape, says FOUR PAWS.

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      Reaction after lion attack in Pretoria

      Reaction after lion attack in Pretoria

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      Verbied trofeejag

      Organisasies pleit by CITES

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      FOUR PAWS reacts to lion bone judgement

      We call for an end to this industry in its entirety

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      Cuddling kills: FOUR PAWS warns tourists to avoid cruel lion petting farms

      FOUR PAWS warns tourists to avoid cruel lion petting farms

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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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      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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      Bear cub in BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

      FOUR PAWS Rescues Orphaned Bear Cub from Basement

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

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      Prada goes fur free

      Joins over 1000 companies in fur free movement

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      Vietnam: Lives of two rescued bear cubs are saved

      Vietnam: Lives of Two Rescued Bear Cubs are Saved

      Mi and Tam delight animal keepers in FOUR PAWS’ BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh 

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      Rescued lions from Albanian horror zoo arrive at new home

      FOUR PAWS brings Lenci, Zhaku and Bobby to Dutch Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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      Freedom for three orphaned bear siblings in Bulgaria

      Freedom for Three Orphaned Bear Siblings in Bulgaria

      FOUR PAWS helps to release bear trio into the wild after a year of preparation 

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      Brown bear cub Andre when rescued

      Kosovar Government Keeps Orphaned Bear Cub in Filthy Basement

      FOUR PAWS calls on authorities to hand over brown bear

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

      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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      A new chapter for Dushi

      A New Chapter for Dushi

      FOUR PAWS brings three-legged bear from Albanian zoo to Germany

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      Gaza Strip rescue mission

      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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      Tiger Caruso finds his happy ending at LIONSROCK

      Tiger Caruso Finds his Happy Ending at LIONSROCK

      FOUR PAWS transfers cruelly traded tiger from Netherlands to South Africa

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      Escalation in Gaza: FOUR PAWS must postpone rescue mission

      Escalation in Gaza: FOUR PAWS Must Postpone Rescue Mission

      Over 40 zoo animals will be evacuated once the situation is safe for the rescue team

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      FOUR PAWS to rescue over 40 animals from Rafah Zoo in Gaza

      The evacuation and relocation of the suffering zoo animals begins late March

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      FOUR PAWS rescues five bears from agonising conditions in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS Rescues Five Bears from Agonising Conditions in Vietnam

      The bears have found a new home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

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      FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS Opens New Bear Sanctuary in Vietnam

      Hundreds of animals still suffer on bear farms

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      British actor Peter Egan visits “sickening horrors” of North Sulawesi’s brutal dog and cat meat markets, calls on Indonesian government to take action

      British Actor Peter Egan Sisits “Sickening Horrors” of North Sulawesi’s Brutal Dog and Cat Meat Markets, Calls on Indonesian Government to Take Action

      Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan visibly shocked after visit to North Sulawesi’s infamous dog and cat meat markets, calls for ban on “scenes of hell”

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      British actor Peter Egan visits “sickening horrors” of North Sulawesi’s brutal dog and cat meat markets, calls on Indonesian government to take action

      British Actor Peter Egan Sisits “Sickening Horrors” of North Sulawesi’s Brutal Dog and Cat Meat Markets, Calls on Indonesian Government to Take Action

      Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan visibly shocked after visit to North Sulawesi’s infamous dog and cat meat markets, calls for ban on “scenes of hell”

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      FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

      FOUR PAWS Rescues Former Baiting Bear in Ukraine

      Laska finds a home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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      Rafah Zoo in Gaza: Zoo owner plans to remove claws of more lions

      Rafah Zoo in Gaza: Zoo Owner Plans to Remove Claws of more Lions

      FOUR PAWS calls on local authorities to put an end to the cruel torture

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      Mutilated lioness

      Animal Torture: Lioness’ Claws Amputated with Garden Shears in Gaza's Oldest Zoo

      FOUR PAWS demands permanent closure of zoo and relocation of 49 animals

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      Bear Amelia

      Two of the Last Albanian Restaurant Bears Find New Home in Swiss Alps

      FOUR PAWS welcomes Meimo and Amelia at Arosa Bear Sanctuary

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      Puma cub

      Bizarre Discovery in Germany: Puma Cub Kept in Apartment

      FOUR PAWS provides sanctuary for cub that is victim of Europe’s trade in wild cats

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      Baby Tam

      Two Bear Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam

      FOUR PAWS brings the few weeks old bears to its sanctuary in Ninh Binh

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      Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais call on eBay to regulate online puppy trade

      Dame Judi Dench and Ricky Gervais Call on eBay to Regulate Online Puppy Trade

      FOUR PAWS prompts eBay to implement measures against the cruel illegal puppy trade on their classified ad sites

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      News from the FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

      News from the FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL

      Orangutan babies learn to climb in the rainforest of Borneo

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      Suffering Buffalo calf

      Calves, a 'by-product' of buffalo mozzarella production, suffer cruel fate

      FOUR PAWS continues to uncover the brutal side of Italy's buffalo farms

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      FOUR PAWS evacuates wild animals from “Europe's worst zoo”

      Three lions and a three-legged bear are among the rescued animals

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      War lion Saeed from Syria finally found a companion

      FOUR PAWS plans to socialise the rescued lions Saeed and Nala in South Africa

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      22,000 euros for a tiger: The trade in big cats from Europe is booming

      FOUR PAWS urges the European Commission to ban the trade in tigers for good

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      FOUR PAWS disaster relief team helps animals affected by Lombok earthquake

      Horses and cats of Gili Islands receive food and medical care

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      Illegal trade of puppies

      FOUR PAWS #ThankseBay campaign celebrates success for animal welfare in UK

      Gumtree UK decides for crackdown on illegal puppy traders

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      'Fashion Weak': Prada’s use of animal fur is out of fashion

      “Fashion Weak”: Prada’s use of animal fur is out of fashion

      FOUR PAWS and Fur Free Alliance call on luxury fashion brand to go fur-free

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      From king of the jungle to traded skeleton

      FOUR PAWS urges South Africa to change direction on the fate of lions for International Lion Day

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      Tiger Trade in Europe

      'Made in Europe': Bouillon cubes and wine from tiger bones

      FOUR PAWS on alarming developments in the light of International Tiger Day

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      Highly endangered species for sale in Europe

      FOUR PAWS research and police raids in Czech Republic uncover ruthless tiger trade

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      Ai Weiwei and FOUR PAWS visit working elephants in Myanmar

      Artist concerned about the animals’ future

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      Arosa Bear Sanctuary welcomes their first resident

      FOUR PAWS transfers last Serbian dancing bear to his new Swiss home

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      Kvitka now has a future without having to fight

      FOUR PAWS rescues baiting bear from Ukrainian hunting station

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      FOUR PAWS opens ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL in Borneo

      First orangutan students attend their lessons in the rainforest

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      FOUR PAWS builds first ever sanctuary for former working elephants in Myanmar

      Former logging elephants as well as orphaned or injured animals will be rehabilitated at the new facility

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      Vietnamese bile bears May and Binh Yen rescued

      FOUR PAWS ends bile bear keeping in Ninh Binh province

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      Artist Ai Weiwei: “Animals have been victims of humans for far too long”

      FOUR PAWS hosted the first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna, Austria

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      Traumatised tigers receive first medical check-up since their rescue from Syria

      FOUR PAWS brought the weakened animals to The Netherlands last year

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      Lion from illegal Bulgarian zoo joins family members in The Netherlands

      FOUR PAWS transfers lion Ivan-Asen to its Big Cat Centre FELIDA 

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      Concept artist Ai Weiwei joins first International Animal Welfare Summit in Vienna

      Theme of IAWS 2018: "Animal welfare: question of the future or luxury problem?"

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      War lions from Iraq and Syria find new home in South Africa

      War lions from Iraq and Syria find new home in South Africa

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      Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in the Netherlands

      FOUR PAWS moves the animals from illegal keeping to Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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      Switzerland bans the anonymous online trade of dogs

      Switzerland bans the anonymous online trade of dogs

      FOUR PAWS urges global classified ad platforms to follow

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