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News - February 2014

Empowering women and children through our dancing bear rescue project

25th February 2014

By Suvidha Bhatnagar of Wildlife SOSWe recently described how our dancing bear rescue project has transformed the life of one young girl in particular. The project is changing the lives of entire communities - men, women and children – as well ending the suffering of hundreds of sloth bears.The... read more »

IAR calls on Lady Gaga and other stars to stop using wild animals as props

20th February 2014
A slow loris having its teeth cut

International Animal Rescue is calling on celebrity figures to stop using wild animals as props. IAR's statement follows reports that Lady Gaga was bitten by a slow loris on the set of her latest music video. The star had apparently planned to use the loris in a scene of the shoot but, according to... read more »

IAR signs letter in support of improved animal welfare for captive animals in Korea

19th February 2014

As a member of the Asia for Animals Coalition, IAR has signed up to a letter in support of proposed zoo legislation designed to improve the welfare of captive animals in Korea. The bill was proposed on 27 September by Chang Hanna, Member of the National Assembly’s Environment and Labour Committee.... read more »

Our dancing bear rescue project changes children's lives too!

11th February 2014
Nargis in her school uniform

The dancing bear rescue project which, with continuing support from International Animal Rescue, cares for hundreds of bears in India, provides a solution which benefits people as well as animals. Here Suvidha Bhatnagar from IAR’s partners Wildlife SOS describes how one young girl from the Kalandar... read more »

IAR's team rescues two year old orangutan 'Bonita'

10th February 2014

Our International Animal Rescue team in Indonesia have just carried out the rescue of a two year old female orangutan called Bonita. Our forest monitoring team in Permatang Gadung were working on the border of Padang Bunga. They received word from the workers of a mining village that a Chinese man... read more »

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