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the saddest bears need our help

Bears are still kept in appalling conditions. Their owners often use them for profit. Whether for bile extraction, training hunting dogs or as tourist attractions – hundreds of bears are exploited and tortured to make money.

our Mission

Our goal is to end the suffering of bears kept in conditions not suited to their species, worldwide. Find out more about the abuse of bears and the work of FOUR PAWS for these animals in Vietnam, Albania and Ukraine.  

bear farms in vietnam

Bears are kept and abused for bile extraction

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caged bears in southeast europe

Many bears are suffering in bad conditions in captivity 

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hunting target in ukraine

Bears are held and tormented for training hunting dogs

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news

Success stories, updates, press releases and background information

FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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


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Saved From Smugglers and on the Brink of Death

Now bear cubs enjoy new life in sanctuary 


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Rescue Kvitka

Fighting bear Kvitka rescued from Ukrainian hunting station


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Rescue Dushi

A new beginning for bear Dushi at our BEAR SANCTUARY Müritz


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Rescue Keo, Lim, Dieu, San and Khoai Lang

Five bears rescued from agonising conditions in Vietnam


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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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Rescue Laska

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear


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New bear sanctuary opens in Vietnam

One solution when hundreds of bears suffer on bear farms


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Two of the last remaining restaurant bears in Albania are looking for a new home

FOUR PAWS set to rehome the bears promptly


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