SPCA considers charging giraffe driver

2014-08-01 11:01

The driver who transported the giraffe that died in Gauteng yesterday may face charges in terms of the Animal Protection Act.

The giraffe died yesterday after it hit its head while being transported, with another giraffe, on a truck on the N1 near Centurion.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed today that it was considering laying charges against the driver.

“At this stage we are still investigating and considering charges in terms of the Animal Protection Act,” Tshwane SPCA managing director Rick Allan said today.

The NSPCA was looking into the manner in which the animal was transported.

“We believe the method in which the animal was transported was not correct. The death of the animal could have been avoided.”

At the time, Allan said it died due to trauma to the head. It was not clear what hit the giraffe but the animal’s head was above the vehicle, he said.

Members of the public had alerted the SPCA about the two giraffes being transported in a truck.

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