A queue of donkeys waiting patiently to take tourists up from the harbour to the village of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini.
Concerned at the erosion of your UK state pension? Here’s a collection of useful contacts and websites to help you fight for your rights.
Several countries, including the UK, can convict people for child sex offences committed abroad. However, enforcement is very mixed. Sometimes, sorry to say, it’s a matter of the government of the offender’s country of origin not being willing to commit resources to extraditing and prosecuting its own criminals.
Gozo SPCA is the only charity in Gozo (that’s the small island next to Malta!) looking after the protection and care of all animals. Its centre, in Victoria, acts as a busy strays and rehoming centre. Find out how you can help the volunteers at the Gozo Society for the Protection and Care of Animals – founded by expats in 1976.
“I recently came across the article about slavery in all its diabolical forms, trafficking, etc. Do people think that this is one of those blights on humanity which only happens in far away foreign countries so while we feel very sorry about it we don’t feel too concerned or threatened? Or do you think perhaps it also happens a little closer to home? Hmm!” BE reader Jayne tells a disturbing story of slavery within the EU…
“Mystery deaths among Indian white-backed vultures, long-billed vultures and slender-billed vultures has cut their numbers by more than 97% in India in twelve years. And the rate of decline is increasing.” Three species of vulture in India are suddenly faced with extinction. The Editor reports on plans to rehabilitate them.