Landmark moment as leading members of the down and feather industry meet to discuss animal welfare for the first time.

Representatives of the down and feather industry met for the first time on Wednesday  (June 4)for a round-table meeting to discuss animal welfare issues in the down and feather industry, a development that could have huge implications for the future welfare of ducks and geese within the industry…



FOUR PAWS was founded in 1988 in Austria to campaign against fur farms and against battery farmed eggs.

Even during these early years the charity was very successful, closing down numerous fur farms, stopping two airlines transporting wild birds and generating awareness about the suffering of bears at tourist attractions.

In 1994 FOUR PAWS started to work internationally and today has offices in twelve countries. This international approach allows FOUR PAWS to lobby and campaign more effectively, improving animal welfare and thousands of animals’ lives each year.