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News - December 2010

New year sees the start of a new life for Mely

30th December 2010

Just two months after she was rescued by IAR's team in Indonesia, Mely the orangutan is learning to enjoy life and forget her miserable past. The rescue team found Mely in a remote village in West Kalimantan, kept captive by a heavy chain padlocked around her neck. She had spent 15 years chained up... read more »

Agra bear rescue centre welcomes Moksha

22nd December 2010

Just ahead of the holiday season, the IAR-funded Agra Bear Rescue Centre in India has welcomed the arrival of Moksha, whose name means "eternal freedom of the soul". He was one of the few bears to have been smuggled out of the country by his owner to avoid surrender to or confiscation by the... read more »

IAR's team rescues three orangutan orphans from captivity

16th December 2010

IAR's team in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, has rescued three orphaned baby orangutans that were being kept as pets in local villages. Their stories are typical of the way these endangered primates are being abused and exploited at the hands of human beings. The team rescued Puyol from Kelampai... read more »

IAR aims to help blind bears see in the New Year

15th December 2010

Having played a leading role last year in ending the dancing bear trade in India, IAR is now planning to restore the sight of the blind bears that were among the hundreds we rescued. International Animal Rescue worked with our Indian partners Wildlife SOS and the Australian group Free the Bears to... read more »

Circus protest draws crowds in Malta

9th December 2010

In spite of the fact that 8 December is a public holiday in Malta, with a number of towns and villages celebrating religious feasts, a crowd of more than 300 animal lovers gathered to protest against a travelling circus with animals which opened its doors to the public on the same day. The protest... read more »

Our team witnesses unspeakable cruelty towards orangutans in Borneo

6th December 2010

A female orangutan and her infant have suffered unspeakable cruelty at the hands of villagers in a remote part of Borneo after straying there in search of food. The starving mother and baby had been spotted in the village of Peniraman after there was a landslide in the surrounding area which swept... read more »

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