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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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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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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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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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Orangatan in Care of FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS ORANGUTAN FOREST SCHOOL prepares for emergencies

Coronavirus might endanger the great apes 

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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A new chapter for Dushi

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

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FOUR PAWS rescues 47 zoo animals from the Gaza Strip

The animals are taken to sanctuaries in Jordan and South Africa

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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

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

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

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FOUR PAWS opens new bear sanctuary in Vietnam

Hundreds of animals still suffer on bear farms

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FOUR PAWS rescues former baiting bear in Ukraine

Laska finds a home at BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

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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

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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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

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

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

FOUR PAWS urges global classified ad platforms to follow

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