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News - March 2014

White Paper to restrict the sale and improve the welfare of animals in Malta

28th March 2014

The proposed White Paper on Animal Rights in Malta recommends harsher penalties for animal abuse, Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Rights Roderick Galdes has announced.“This is a step in the right direction to deter animal cruelty,” he said. Addressing a consultation meeting, the Parliamentary... read more »

Precious orphans saved – and surviving without their mothers

27th March 2014

This Mothering Sunday, we’re sharing the stories of the many orangutan orphans we have rescued in the last year. Tragically, for almost every one of them, a mother will have died. No female orangutan abandons her baby simply because she is frightened. Indeed, she will give up her life sooner than... read more »

IAR speaks out against capture of wild orcas for import into China

21st March 2014
Wild orca

As a member of the Asia for Animals Coalition, IAR has put its name to a letter expressing deep concern at the capture of wild orcas (killer whales) from their natural habitat for import into China. The AfA letter has been sent to Mr Su Zhigang, Chairman of the Guangdong Chimelong Group which owns... read more »

IAR's response to the conditions at Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia

12th March 2014

As a member of the Asia for Animals Coalition (AfA) International Animal Rescue has been part of recent efforts to improve conditions for the animals in Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia. Extensive international media coverage has exposed the shocking living conditions in the zoo and reported the tragic,... read more »

IAR condemns decision to open spring hunting season in Malta

6th March 2014
flock of spoonbills crossing over Malta

International Animal Rescue Malta has condemned a decision by the Ornis Committee, Malta’s advisory committee on conservation, to open a spring hunting season next month. IAR Malta Chairman Max Farrugia said: “The fact that three government representatives all voted in favour of opening a spring... read more »

IAR celebrates World Wildlife Day with news of latest orangutan rescue - "Anjas"

3rd March 2014

On the date designated by the United Nations as a day to celebrate wildlife in all its forms, we are pleased to learn of our latest orangutan rescue in Borneo. The three and a half year old orangutan, named Anjas, was surrendered to officials from the local forestry department (BKSDA) at the... read more »

Slow lorises receive emergency dental work

1st March 2014

Many slow lorises that were rescued with Lily had their teeth removed or clipped for the pet trade. Slow lorises' teeth are painfully extracted or clipped by the traders to make them easier to handle. In the pet trade this results in the death of many from blood loss or infection before they are... read more »

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