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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.

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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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Success stories, updates, press releases and background information

Breaking News: Vietnam’s issues directive to ban all wildlife trade in reaction to COVID-19! 

Vietnam has banned the import of wild animals and their parts and banned the sale of wild animals and their parts within the country. 


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Rescued bear cub Mochi

Rescue Mochi

Tiny, 4 lb bear cub saved in Vietnam from illegal wildlife traders


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Cuc and Nhai, a life behind bars

Rescue Daisy and Jasmine

After 18 years behind bars, Daisy and Jasmine get rescued to a new life


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Rescued From 18 Years in a Cage

2 Bears Rescued in Vietnam Amidst COVID-19 pandemic


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Two of the last illegally kept brown bears in Croatia have found a new home

FOUR PAWS rescues and transfers Suzana and Bruno to Croatian bear refuge


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Bullet particles discovered in three-legged bear

FOUR PAWS found a new home for Dushi in Germany after rescue from Albanian horror zoo


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FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

FOUR PAWS rescues two bear cubs from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

The cubs arrived at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh days before Vietnam announces ban on all wildlife trade


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FOUR PAWS rescues bear cub from illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam

Cub Mochi finds a species-appropriate home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh


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Rescued From 18 Years in a Cage

2 Bears Rescued in Vietnam Amidst COVID-19 pandemic


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Bear Ben in a tiny cage

Rescue Ben

He suffered almost three decades in a tiny, filthy cage


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Confiscated Bear in a cage

Rescue Freddie

The story of a bear, confiscated from the backseat of a taxi


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Biggest FOUR PAWS mission in Vietnam: Seven bile bears rescued from cruel captivity

Suffering bears find a species-appropriate and safe home at BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh


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Bullet particles discovered in three-legged bear

FOUR PAWS found a new home for Dushi in Germany after rescue from Albanian horror zoo


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