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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 »

IAR Malta Media Awards

14th September 2004

Every year we give an award for the best radio and TV programmes promoting animal welfare in Malta. This year it was given to the radio station as a whole and not to a particular programme. The radio station award went to RTK Radio which has a weekly programme on animal welfare. The winner of the... read more »

Report from the British Birdwatching Fair

2nd September 2004

This year's event was a huge success, attracting large crowds in spite of some heavy downpours on Friday. I was told that there were 45,000 visitors on Saturday alone. There was plenty going on, with celebrities Bill Oddie, Chris Packham and Nick Baker taking part in 'Just a Linnet' in the events... read more »

The 2004 British Birdwatching Fair

17th August 2004

International Animal Rescue will again have a stand at this year’s British Birdwatching Fair at Egleton Nature Reserve, Rutland Water. And once again our thanks go to IAR supporters Colin Smith and his wife Susan for putting the stand together and volunteering to help us out during the three day... read more »

Dog rescue in Goa

7th August 2004

by Zion Jongstra, the Netherlands We were traveling through India when at a beach in Goa we met Woopie (a stray dog) who truly became our friend. He was very sick (mange). After a long internet search we found that IAR was running a dog shelter some 100 kilometers from where we stayed. So we took a... read more »


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