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News - June 2013

Maltese hunters detained in Milan following attempt to smuggle protected bird species

26th June 2013

Three Maltese nationals were detained in the Milan airport of Linate earlier this week after a hunting trip in Argentina. Their luggage was found to contain dead birds intended to be smuggled into Malta.The statement and photo released by the Milan police alluded only to an attempted smuggling of... read more »

IAR welcomes introduction of new legislation that will end mass killing of dogs in Mauritius

13th June 2013

A year after raising the alarm on the mass killing of dogs in Mauritius by the very body created to protect them - the Mauritius Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) - International Animal Rescue has congratulated Minister S Faugoo on the introduction of a Bill designed to... read more »

Two more Dancing Bears Rescued from the Indo-Nepal Border

13th June 2013

Two endangered sloth bears that had been mutilated and forced to perform as dancing bears have been rescued from smugglers in India.  An undercover night-time raid involving police, forestry department officials and investigators from our partners Wildlife SOS in India resulted in the arrest of the... read more »

Treating sloth bear teeth in Agra, India

13th June 2013

 Rachel Perry BSc, BVM&S, MANZCVS, MRCVS  What did you do at work today? I treated sloth bear teeth in India! It’s not every day that your hear that! I was invited by my veterinary dentist colleague, Lisa Milella, to join her and a “human” dentist, Paul Cassar, on their next trip to the Agra... read more »

Conservationists condemn shooting of flamingo in Malta

11th June 2013

Conservationists have condemned the shooting down of a flamingo at Salina Bay in Malta. The police have since arrested three men in connection with the incident.The shocking crime has been condemned by the hunters' federation, BirdLife Malta, International Animal Rescue and a number of other groups... read more »

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