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Bloem tigers celebrate 1 year at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Two tigers rescued, amongst many other animals, from the Bloemfontein Zoo in 2020 celebrated their one-year anniversary at the LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary, a project by the global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.

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How South Africa’s captive big cat breeding industry is exploiting animals AND people

The industry of abuse has allowed animal suffering to proliferate to alarming levels.

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Full circle as two lions return home to LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary

Uhuru and Jua were purchased in 2006 and saved from the canned hunting industry 

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SATSA releases a solid set of home-grown captive wildlife interaction guidelines

Media statement by the coalition to stop captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes (the coalition) 

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Reclassification of 33 wild mammal species under the Animal Improvement Act

Media statement by the coalition to stop captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes.

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Rescued German tigers arrive at big cat sanctuary in South Africa

FOUR PAWS relocates two tiger trade victims from its big cat centre TIERART to LIONSROCK

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10000 cinemagoers watched a movie and saved a lion

Nu Metro raised over R50 000 for FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation

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FOUR PAWS rescues 47 zoo animals from the Gaza Strip

The animals are taken to sanctuaries in Jordan and South Africa

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Tiger Caruso finds his happy ending at LIONSROCK

FOUR PAWS transfers cruelly traded tiger from Netherlands to South Africa

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War lions from Iraq and Syria find new home in South Africa

War lions from Iraq and Syria find new home in South Africa

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Holiday season and animal welfare

Many holiday attractions are connected to animal suffering.

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Laziz can finally be a proud tiger

He had to vegetate in a small concrete cage in Khan Younis Zoo in Gaza, the “worst zoo in the world”. Now, thanks to FOUR PAWS, tiger Laziz can really enjoy a World Animal Welfare Day for the first time in his life. What a difference!

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