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News - July 2003

Mauritius update

29th July 2003

Last year saw two significant changes in Mauritius. The infamous Dr Shuja, the head of the Mauritius Society for the Protection of Animals, resigned. He has returned to the UK and retired. Mrs Wong (Shuja’s second in command) has taken up the reins and the killing of dogs still continues. IAR... read more »

Helping the cats and dogs of Greece

26th July 2003

International Animal Rescue has teamed up with Tapestry Holidays who specialise in providing high quality holidays to Greece and Turkey and the outstandingly beautiful Pelion Peninsula in mainland Greece. On 11 April 2003 IAR sent a five person team to carry out a cat and dog sterilisation project... read more »

National campaign to neuter stray cats

23rd July 2003

International Animal Rescue (UK), together with the members of the Malta Coalition for Animal Welfare, presented the Maltese authorities with a plan to start a mass neutering campaign in Malta to try to alleviate the huge problem of stray cats in Malta. Alan Knight had talks in Malta both with the... read more »

IAR makes progress on animal welfare in Malta

21st July 2003

The last six months have been crucial for animal welfare and wildlife in Malta. As one of the ten candidate countries for accession to the European Union, Malta has had to work hard to come into line with other countries. During November and December the environmental and animal welfare chapters of... read more »

IAR animal welfare awards

19th July 2003

For the second consecutive year International Animal Rescue Malta presented awards for the best radio and television programmes to promote animal welfare in Malta, and for the first time an award was also given for the best animal welfare act. The best radio programme was won by Ms Sonya Young, who... read more »

Revenge by Maltese hunters

16th July 2003

Even though the concessions that the Maltese Government managed to get from the EU on hunting and trapping in Malta were favourable to the hunters, they still weren’t satisfied. To demonstrate their anger, a number of them decided to defy the law and even went all out to break it. This took place... read more »

IAR buys a lot of old rope to save the bears in India

14th July 2003

Special Report by Alan Knight, Chief ExecutiveFor more than five years now, IAR has been working with an Indian charity called Wildlife SOS (WSOS). Initially we helped their sister charity Friendicoes Seca which, like IAR rescues and sterilises street dogs and cats and provides a refuge for all... read more »


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