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We are deeply shocked and saddened by this recent attack at Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage, which caused the death of two baby rhinos, Gugu and Impi.

While taking the volunteer caregivers hostage, a heavily-armed poaching syndicate mutilated the two 18 month old rhinos Impi and Gugu and removed their horns. Gugu died outright, while Impi had to be euthanized the following day because of the...
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Brutal attack on rhino orphanage: 2 rhinos babies were killed for their horns
02/23/2017 at 16:19. Facebook
If you agree that it is FINALLY time for the UK Government to ban the use of wild animals in circuses then please contact your local MP to ask them to support the latest Private Members Bill, which has its second reading tomorrow!

Find out who your local MP is here: [ Link ]

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02/23/2017 at 15:47. Facebook
Today is a really sad day for the FOUR PAWS family. We mourn the loss of two big cats in two of our sanctuaries. We had to let go tigress Britt, who has been living in our Big Cat Centre FELIDA since 2012 and Petricia, a lion from Baia Mare that we rescued in 2015 and relocated to LIONSROCK.

Tigress Britt has always been very shy. However, last year following knee surgery to reduce her pain,...
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02/22/2017 at 16:12. Facebook
A FOUR PAWS team accompanied by local volunteers is on site at Mosul Zoo in Iraq to provide its last surviving wild animals, a bear and a lion, with food and veterinary care. Although alive, both animals look miserable and are suffering from many diseases caused by malnutrition and lack of veterinary care. Both have very bad teeth, in addition the bear suffers from pneumonia and the lion has a...
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02/22/2017 at 09:49. Facebook
Hope for the last remaining animals at Mosul Zoo, Iraq! FOUR PAWS' Rapid Response team has arrived in Iraq to provide food and veterinary care to a bear and a lion, the only animals to have survived at the ravaged zoo, which was nearly destroyed altogether during the recent conflict.

Rapid Response Iraq
02/21/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
This evening FOUR PAWS UK will be co-hosting a parliamentary reception to raise awareness and support among MPs for our campaign to ban the keeping and trade of primates as pets in the UK.

Please don’t forget to keep sharing our petition:

Petition: Tell the UK Government to ban the keeping and trade of primates as pets
02/21/2017 at 11:07. Facebook
Vet checks form an integral part of the LIONSROCK story - check out this footage from our latest vet check at our big cat sanctuary in South Africa, LIONSROCK Lodge & Big Cat Sanctuary.
London Fashion Week starts today. Every year the fur industry is responsible for the death of 1 billion rabbits and 50 million other animals. Big fashion labels have denounced fur, yet London Fashion Week continues to provide the largest platform for fur in the UK. This has to stop!

Please sign the petition below if you agree:

British Fashion Council: Ban fur from London Fashion Week
Happy Valentines Day to all our supporters :) Gjina the bear received a special gift from the animal caretakers at our Bear Sanctuary Prishtina! <3
BEAR RESCUE: We have just arrived in Fushe-Kruje, north of Tirana, to help with the confiscation of two bears named Piero and Leone. Both bears live in a tiny cage without any protection from the elements. Now they have to be examined by vets, in order to ensure they are ready to be transported to their new lives.

Alongside Italian NGO Salviamo gli orsi della luna and Animal Rescue Albania...
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The first bear has been successfully released from her tiny cage! Bear Sonia was chained in this cage for many years and lived as a so-called "restaurant bear" next to a restaurant in Vajze, a village in southern Albania.

Today we are helping the Italian NGO Salviamo gli orsi della luna and Animal Rescue Albania (including Bears Albania) to save a total of three bears....
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Today FOUR PAWS is supporting a bear transfer in Albania by the Italian NGO Salviamo gli orsi della luna" and Animal Rescue Albania (Bears Albania). This is one of the three restaurant bears who will finally leave this dreadful place soon.

We are very pleased that there are other NGOs fighting for Albania's bears alongside us and we also thank the Albanian Ministry of Environment who have...
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The UK Government has announced that tougher dog breeding licensing rules will be introduced. The measures include tightening up laws around selling of pets and breeding of dogs, including banning the sale of puppies younger than eight weeks.

You can read our response to the proposed changes here: [ Link ]

UK Government’s new measures on dog licensing | The Pet Deception
It is really disappointing to see that zebras and llamas are being used in the new film ‘The Current War’, which has been filming in Brighton in recent weeks. Zebras are wild animals with complex needs which cannot be met on a film set. Being surrounded by cameras, lights and a film crew and forced to act against their nature for the purposes of entertainment is detrimental to a zebra’s...
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Pavilion Gardens closed for filming of new Benedict Cumberbatch movie- with llama
GREAT NEWS: The Netherlands will be implementing a positive list of mammal species which can be kept as pets, which will come into effect as of 1st July this year. Animals not on the list will no longer be legally allowed to be kept as pets.

FOUR PAWS favours an end to the private keeping of exotic animals as pets, as well as an end to the trading of wild animals as pets. Belgium and The...
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Reaction of AAP Animal Advocacy and Protection to the draft Positive List in the Netherlands | Stichting AAP
Remember leopard Bakari? Last year we transferred him to our LIONSROCK Lodge & Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa.

We're pleased to day Bakari is now doing great and seems to be really enjoying his large new enclosure at the sanctuary. Our animal caretakers provide him with different enrichment activities from time to time, so that his daily life doesn't get boring.
Awesome photo from our Bear Sanctuary Prishtina in Kosovo included in The Guardian's 'The week in wildlife - in pictures'!

The week in wildlife – in pictures
Do you recognise Gjina? Last year we managed to save her from horrible conditions and look at her now! Since then she's gained a lot of weight and seems more relaxed than ever. However Gjina won't hibernate this year because the new surroundings at Bear Sanctuary Prishtina are still new to her. But as you can see in this video, she has a lot of toys from our animal caretakers to keep her...
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Great news as the USA's largest circus show will close once and for all! Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey will close its doors forever, after failing to develop an innovative show without animals.

This should also send a clear signal for European circuses: the future belongs to circus companies without wild animals!

Animal activists finally have something to applaud at Ringling Bros. circus: Its closure