Western Cape praised for dog-fight action

2012-02-13 22:38

Cape Town - The Western Cape agriculture department has been commended for dismissing an employee allegedly involved in organising a dog fight near Plettenberg Bay last year.

"Appreciation is expressed that the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has taken an issue of animal cruelty seriously," the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said on Monday.

The fired employee, Ferdinand Endemann, was one of 10 people arrested in a raid on a smallholding in Ladywood, where a fight between American Pitbulls took place on May 14.

Complaints lodged by the NSPCA were taken up by the department, which then took action in the form of a disciplinary hearing at which the NSPCA gave aggravating evidence.

Endemann was found guilty of bringing the department's name into disrepute and was dismissed.

He was criminally charged, but the case has not yet come to court.

Police found two severely injured pitbull terriers fighting inside a large cage during the raid.

Read more on:    animals

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.