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News - December 2003

Malta's Bird Directive raised in the European Parliament

28th December 2003

A question was raised on 2 December 2003 in the European Parliament by Chris Davies, MEP (ELDR-UK), on the implementation of the Birds Directive in Malta. The Accession Treaty signed by Malta on 16 April 2003 commits Malta to the full implementation of the Birds Directive 79/409/EEC by 1 May 2004.... read more »

Malta update

19th December 2003

Brussels meeting During the month of December, Eurogroup for Animal Welfare in conjunction with the EU TIAEX office organised its annual meeting for EU members and accession countries. The meeting brought together members of the veterinary services and non Government organisations to discuss on... read more »

Goa: Onwards and Upwards!

17th December 2003

Jemma Sadler reports on volunteering in Goa. I heard about International Animal Rescue and Animal Tracks whilst in Scotland back in May assisting in a project to stop the culling of hedgehogs. As soon as I heard about it I knew it was something I wanted to be involved in. I haven’t traveled very... read more »

Kerala High Court to lift ban on killing stray dogs

15th December 2003

It is with great distress that we learned earlier this month of the interim order to lift the ban on killing stray dogs in Kerala. Up until December 2003, the killing of stray dogs in Kerala had been illegal, but due to public pressure, a petition was filed in Cochin with the High Court of Kerala... read more »

Cat sterilisation trip to Spain

10th December 2003

International Animal rescue in conjunction with C.A.T.S. sent a 5 person team to the Torreveija region of Spain between the 21st and 28th November 2003. The team consisted of Liz Varney, Alan Knight, Billy Thompson (trappers), Layla Spinks (vet nurse) and Candice Buchannon MRCVS. The operation was... read more »

Cat sterilisation trip to Ireland

3rd December 2003

County Mayo, Southern Ireland (28 October – 3 November 2003) Maureen O’Mally-Gibbons of Mayo Cat Rescue (MCR) sent in a letter to us to see if we could help with a problem they were experiencing with feral cats on remote farms. The way the letter was written showed that Maureen was a committed cat... read more »

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