The most effective way to protect animals over the long-term is to improve the legal framework. 

We attempt to achieve this, by direct action and lobbying at the national, European and international level and by appealing to the general public.
Fundamental changes require a broad social consensus. Our strategy is to apply professional public relations and to use a 
solution oriented methodology, in order to change society and policy maker's perception of this issue. In this context, the role of the European Policy Office of FOUR PAWS is to assist the Organisation in its mission to be a strong, global and independent voice for animals under human control. In particular, the “EPO” monitors the developments and lobbies the National, EU and International Institutions to improve the welfare of animals in the field of Companion, Farm and Wild Animal Policies. In addition, the EPO is advocating for a better recognition of animals in crisis situations and for a better enforcement of the existing legislations on Animal Welfare.  Our work is not bound by any geographic limits. FOUR PAWS is politically and financially independent.

Our Key topics

companion animals

Our topics around dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets


Farm animals

Information about cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, sheep & co.


wild animals

Everything important about local and exotic wildlife


Helping Animals in Disasters

Helping Animals in Disaster Situations Means Helping the Community They Live In


EU Law & Enforcement

Lobby EU and International Institutions to Improve Animal Welfare

Bears in Ukraine

Support Ukraine

Support our work and help animals


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