Story: Animal welfare and rights

Bird rescue

Bird rescue

Lyn Macdonald looked after an injured little blue penguin at her home in Green Bay, Auckland, in 2009. She was employed by the New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust as a wildlife rehabilitator. Formed in 1984, the trust supports rescue centres around New Zealand, which care for injured and sick native, non-native and pet birds, and re-home them where appropriate.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Animal welfare and rights - Anti-cruelty organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 1 Jul 2017