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News - April 2008

IAR welcomes ban on spring hunting in Malta

28th April 2008

International Animal Rescue has warmly welcomed the decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to ban spring hunting in Malta. This is an interim measure, preventing the government from opening the 2008 hunting and trapping season for turtle dove and quail. The measure will remain in place... read more »

Evidence of violent pro-hunting protest planned in Malta

21st April 2008

Police in Malta have arrested four men suspected of planning an illegal pro-hunting demonstration. At a press conference at the police headquarters Assistant Commissioner Josie Brincat said that hunters on the island were being contacted by SMS message and urged to take part in a violent protest at... read more »

German group to run spring bird protection camp with IAR Malta

16th April 2008

As in autumn last year, the bird guards from the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) will be operating in Malta again this spring to monitor and record spring migration and document offences against bird protection legislation. CABS announced that six of their experienced biologists and... read more »

EC court hearing on bird hunting in Malta held behind closed doors

7th April 2008

The court case against Malta over spring bird hunting was held behind closed doors at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg this week. Sources in Brussels explained that the decision to hear submissions by the Maltese government and the Commission in camera was taken by the court’s... read more »

IAR animal hospital takes in first spring casualties

4th April 2008

At the beginning of April the International Animal Rescue bird hospital in Malta took in its first spring casualty - an injured harrier which a police patrol found in a country layby in the south of Malta. The raptor had a broken wing which is now being treated by Max Farrugia of IAR Malta. As well... read more »

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