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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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Success stories, updates, press releases and background information

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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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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#SavetheSaddestBears: FOUR PAWS rescues 24 bears in 7 months

FOUR PAWS rescues 24 bears in 7 months!


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FOUR PAWS rescues orphaned bear cub from basement

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


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Rescue Rocco

FOUR PAWS rescues bears from a tiny cage in Albania


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Rescue Suzana and Bruno

FOUR PAWS transferred two brown bears to cooperation partner Bear Refuge Kuterevo in Croatia


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Rescue Chuoi, Tao and Le

Chuoi, Tao and Le were successfully lured out of their cage for the last time


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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 Laska

FOUR PAWS rescues Ukrainian baiting bear


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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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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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