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Bondla bears airlifted to safety

3rd December 2004

Two endangered sloth bears kept in appalling conditions in a zoo in India have been rescued and flown to safety. The bears, which had been used illegally as dancing bears, suffered more physically and psychologically in Bondla zoo than while they were "dancing" on the streets to entertain tourists... read more »

Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre

2nd December 2004

We have a stand at this year’s Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, Horton Street, London W8, Sunday 5 December from 10am to 5pm. This annual event is organised by Animal Aid, bringing animal charities, ’green’ companies and ethical traders all under one roof. A wide range of... read more »

Raju rescue paves the way to save more dancing bears

24th November 2004

Our team has arrived back in London after a successful mission to rescue dancing bears in India. The trip launched a new phase of IAR's 'Free the bears' campaign which aims to rescue 50 bears by Christmas. On a previous visit to India, IAR Chief Executive Alan Knight made a pledge to rescue Raju, a... read more »

IAR 'gives a lift' to sick animals in Goa

7th November 2004

Sick and injured animals in Goa will travel in comfort to a local animal rescue centre once it receives its new ambulance this week. Our team of representatives will be visiting the IAR 'Animal Tracks' centre in Goa to hand over the vehicle. The ambulance was bought by IAR following an appeal to... read more »

Flying to the aid of dancing bears in India

21st October 2004

A team from International Animal Rescue (IAR) flies out to India on 4 November to launch the next phase of its campaign to rescue dancing bears off the streets. Along the road from Delhi to Agra, not far from the spectacular Taj Mahal, 50 bears are made to "dance" for the entertainment of tourists... read more »

Landmark prison sentence for swan killers in Malta

2nd October 2004

In a landmark decision for wildlife in Malta, two hunters have received prison sentences for shooting at and killing three swans - a species protected by law. This is the first time custodial sentences have been given for illegal shooting in Malta. A third man was fined, the speed boat the hunters... read more »

Report from Malta

19th September 2004

Malta joined the European Union on 1 May. During negotiations the government managed to obtain concessions for the hunters, one of which allows the spring shooting of quail and turtle doves and the trapping of song birds. Yet the Government does seem determined to try to stamp out illegal hunting... read more »


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