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End the suffering of Vietnamese bile bears

Approximately 800 bears remain on more than 250 farms (in October 2017). Most spend a sad existence in tiny metal cages...

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#RUTHLESSTRADE

The world has already lost over 90 per cent of its tigers and there are only an estimated 3,900 left in the wild...

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No more excuses, eBay

Our “Thanks eBay” campaign reveals the shocking truth about the online marketplace giant, and the role its classified advertising sites play in enabling the illegal puppy trade.  


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Dog Meat Trade Indonesia

Beach paradise turns into hell for thousands of animals every year


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'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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10 Amazing facts about goats

What do you know about these animals?


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What would life be without water?

Cape Town is bracing itself for Day Zero


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wildlife SANCTUARIES

We provide species-appropriate homes for rescued animals all over the world.

Big Cat Sanctuary LIONSROCK

A species-appropriate home for more than 100 animals, mainly big cats rescued from zoos, private captivity or the entertainment industry.

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BEAR SANCTUARY Arbesbach

An animal-friendly home for abused bears since 1998

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BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

A peaceful oasis for former bile bears

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BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Ukraine 

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DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

A safe haven for former dancing bears in Bulgaria

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BEAR SANCTUARY Mueritz

The biggest BEAR SANCTUARY in Western Europe

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Bär Pashuk aus dem BÄRENWALD Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

The FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo 

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Animal Rescues

Read more about our emotional animal rescues.

Rescue Ivan-Asen

Rescued from a zoo in Bulgaria and brought to our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Rescue Hoa Lan and Hoa Tra

FOUR PAWS rescues a further pair of abused bears caged for over 12 years

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Rescue Riku

FOUR PAWS brings Albanian bear Riku to DANCING BEARS PARK Belitsa

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Rescue Potap

Potap is now able to enjoy a peaceful life in a near-natural environment.

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Rescue Masoud and Terez

Two Bulgarian lion cubs find a new home in our Big Cat Centre FELIDA

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Rescue May and Binh Yen

FOUR PAWS ends the keeping of bile bears in Ninh Binh province

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