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News - May 2010

Louis Barnett and his Chokolit company team up with IAR to help orangutans in crisis

28th May 2010

International Animal Rescue has teamed up with young entrepreneur and chocolatier Louis Barnett and his palm oil-free Chokolit company to give consumers the chance to enjoy top quality chocolate whilst also supporting a serious conservation issue. Louis – only 18 years of age - has chosen to use... read more »

Malta hunters' federation under investigation

20th May 2010

The hunters' federation in Malta is being investigated for a possible breach of data protection laws after it named 13 members who ignored its directive and went hunting during last month's brief season. In all 23 hunters applied for this licence. Data Protection Commissioner Joseph Ebejer said the... read more »

Men plead guilty to assaulting birdwatchers in Malta

20th May 2010

Two men in Malta have pleaded guilty to assaulting two bird protection volunteers in April. They have admitted threatening the volunteers and slightly injuring one of them. The two birdwatchers assisting BirdLife Malta said that on the day of the incident, while they were patrolling the area for... read more »

Young boy's generosity in Goa is a shining example to others

10th May 2010

A young Swiss boy chose to put animal welfare ahead of his own entertainment during a recent visit to International Animal Rescue's rescue centre in Goa. For months eleven year old David Süss had been saving up his pocket money to buy a €170 Lego robot. Now he had the money and was looking forward... read more »

Europe votes to improve the welfare of animals in Europe

6th May 2010

Campaigners are rejoicing at the news that the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the European Community's 'Action Plan on the Protection and Welfare of Animals'. The vote was taken on 5 May after 12 months of intensive lobbying by a coalition of groups including... read more »

Assault on birdwatchers in Malta

4th May 2010

More detail has emerged of a brutal attack on a number of birdwatchers taking part in a bird protection camp in Malta. At about 8.30 am on 1 May, five men wearing balaclavas set an ambush for the German team from IAR's partner campaigners, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter, who were on vehicle... read more »

Open season for hunting in Malta comes to an end

4th May 2010

The limited open season for hunting set up by the Malta government for this year came to an end officially on Saturday 1 May. The government had decided to open a limited season only for a week. During the last day of the season five people wearing balaclavas ambushed one of the CABS team (... read more »

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