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News - September 2010

Maltese hunter charged in court with assault

27th September 2010

Although 21 September was a public holiday in Malta to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Independence, the Court of Justice was in session that day to hear the case of a 48-year-old man accused of assaulting and injuring the media officer of the German Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS). David... read more »

German Ambassador visits CABS volunteers during their work

27th September 2010

As the Bird Protection Camp in Malta drew to a close last week, the team from the German organisation Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) received a visit from the German Ambassador. Staff and volunteers who had been on the island for 14 days taking part in Operation Safe Passage were... read more »

Our team in Indonesia comes to the aid of a captive sun bear

23rd September 2010

International Animal Rescue's team in Indonesia has assisted members of the local forestry department (BKSDA) with the evacuation of a captive sun bear from the home of a government official. The bear had been kept chained up for more than two years, until the official was about to move house and... read more »

Rescued slow loris survives, in spite of being shot three times

22nd September 2010

A female slow loris rescued in Jakarta and brought to our primate centre in Ciapus has been shot at least three times, apparently with a compressed air gun. IAR's vet discovered the wounds and the bullets still lodged in her body while he was examining her and has expressed amazement that she is... read more »

British female volunteer bird guard assaulted in Malta

21st September 2010

A 26-year old female volunteer who monitoring illegal hunting in Malta with the Committee Against Bird Slaughter(CABS) has been assaulted by two men. She was searching for dead birds at Mizieb, a site apparently given to the Maltese hunters by the government as a hunting area. Fiona Burrows from... read more »

German TV crew film hunting of birds of prey in Malta

20th September 2010

One of the biggest regional television stations in Germany (Bayerische Rundfunk) has filmed the illegal shooting of birds of prey on several parts of the island of Malta. Following the flying-in to Malta of numerous birds of prey at the weekend, poachers shot at Honey Buzzards and Marsh Harriers in... read more »

Illegal bird trapping is recorded on the islands of Malta and Gozo

17th September 2010

In the course of their monitoring of large trapping installations on Malta and Gozo participants in 'Operation Safe Passage' organised by the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) have filmed four cases of illegal trapping during the first week. Subsequent police controls resulted in the seizure... read more »

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