Our mission here at FOUR PAWS is to be the strong, global and independent voice for animals under human control. We do that be creating sustainable solutions for animals in need, changing consumer behavior, influencing policy change and building powerful partnerships.
FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organization that has, for more than two decades, consistently and successfully focused on one goal: to help animals who have been abused for entertainment, economic, scientific or other reasons. FOUR PAWS strives for improvements in animal welfare through sustainable campaigns and projects. Our work is based on substantiated research and scientific expertise backed by intensive national and international lobbying efforts. We focus on animals that are directly under human influence: farm, wild and companion animals but also specifically bears, big cats, horses, primates and stray dogs and cats. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, FOUR PAWS has offices 10 other countries including in Boston, Ma.
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The aim of our advocacy work is to achieve long-term, legally binding improvements for factory farm animals, laboratory and companion animals and wildlife. One of our focuses is on factory farm animal welfare improvements; the concrete solutions we offer here clearly demonstrate the economic benefits and appropriateness of our approach. We have also committed ourselves to ending animal experiments and replacing them with modern, more effective and scientifically recognized test methods. Finally, we also seek to prohibit fur farming and to ban the ownership of wild animals by private individuals.