Frenzied crowd hacks cattle after truck overturns

2015-01-21 15:55

A crowd of people have tried to hack meat off live cattle after a trailer they were being transported in overturned on the N1 in Gauteng.

Better conditions at Modise's farm: NSPCA

2014-10-31 13:14

Conditions at the North West farm belonging to National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise have improved, the NSPCA says.

Pigeon racing, trading illegal - NSPCA

2014-10-22 18:59

The NSPCA says the breeding, trading and racing of pigeons is now illegal.

Zebras on the loose in Hammanskraal

2014-08-28 22:56

The NSPCA is searching for two zebras near Hammanskraal, Pretoria, after they were spotted along the N1.

Estate being investigated over giraffes death

2014-08-12 13:53

An estate near Alberton is being investigated over whether it had the correct permits to bring in and keep giraffes, the Gauteng agriculture department says..

Charges laid against two at Modise farm

2014-08-06 15:13

Charges of intimidation, assault, and kidnapping have been laid against two people at the North West farm of National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise.

Antelope in blood spattered crates euthanised

2014-08-05 21:02

An illegal shipment of antelope headed to the Johannesburg Zoo and a private individual have been euthanised after being found dehydrated and their crates spattered with blood.

NSPCA inspector used K-word - Modise farm manager

2014-07-29 16:24

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise's farm manager has denied threatening two NSPCA inspectors with violence, claiming he saved them from harm at the hands of farmworkers.

Quantum Foods says sorry for animal abuse

2014-06-12 13:08

Quantum Foods, a subsidiary of Pioneer Foods, has unreservedly apologised for the abusive treatment laying hens received at its Phokeng depot in Rustenburg.

NSPCA accuse man of operating illegal rodeo

2014-03-18 15:15

According to the National Council of SPCAs a case has been opened against Koos Dippenaar who is accused of operating an illegal rodeo that took place near Bloemfontein.

Reptiles hawked illegally on the road to Sun City

2014-02-07 11:00

The NSPCA has condemned the sale of tortoises and chameleons by roadside hawkers in the North West.

18 in court for dog fighting

2014-01-20 19:02

Eighteen men arrested in connection with a dog-fighting syndicate have appeared in the Nigel Regional Court.

Merciless attack on duct-taped dog

2013-12-05 17:26

A video tip-off to the NSPCA has shown brutal images of a dog, chained and with her mouth tied with duct tape, being set upon in frenzied attacks to train other dogs to fight.

13 appear for illegal dog fighting

2013-11-11 19:30

Thirteen people accused of being involved in illegal dog fighting on the East Rand have been denied bail by the Tsakane Magistrate's Court.

NCSPCA halts 1 000km pigeon race

2013-10-18 22:25

The NCSPCA has halted a pigeon race scheduled to take place from Matjiesfontein, in the Western Cape, to Pretoria.

Tourists beware wildlife myths, warns the NSPCA

2013-09-09 08:29

Tourists should be aware of the myths perpetuated around the care and management of wild animals in South Africa, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has warned.

NSPCA appeals for fuel cash

2013-08-28 12:01

The National Association of SPCAs (NSPCA) is appealing for cash as it struggles to fulfil its mandate.

SPCA wins ConCourt case

2013-07-11 17:05

Magistrates cannot issue animal training and exhibition licenses, the Constitutional Court has agreed.

Zoo-bound elephants back in the wild

2013-01-21 19:38

China-bound elephant calves have been returned to Zimbabwe's wildlife areas.

Animals starve on govt-owned farm

2012-08-31 10:36

Around 48 pregnant Drakensberger cows have been left to starve to death during the past month at the Mpumalanga government's farm Athole, near Ermelo.

Drugs worth R36m found in Joburg sting

2012-05-27 16:17

A joint operation of law enforcement agencies has discovered more than a ton of hashish worth R36m as well as a 50-year-old tortoise in Johannesburg.

Tolls: Cosatu plans 'mother of all protests'

2012-04-17 22:26

Union federation Cosatu will encourage its two million members to take part in a national protest against an "act of highway robbery" - the implementation of the e-tolling system.

'Force-fed' ducks removed from farm

2012-03-16 22:07

A number of Muscovy ducks have been taken from a farm in Lichtenburg, North West, where a pâté was being produced from their livers, the NSPCA says.

NSPCA wants painless death for rats

2011-08-17 22:53

Rats are being beaten to death instead of humanely killed in Johannesburg's war against the rodents, the National Council of SPCAs says.

SPCA: Animals suffer when used for sport

2011-07-05 15:09

The National Council of the SPCA says it is opposed to animal racing in any form because they suffer when they are used for sport or entertainment.


Mandela estate commits to cattle care

2014-11-26 16:54

Family of the late president Nelson Mandela have undertaken to ensure the welfare of cattle at his Qunu homestead in the Eastern Cape, the NSPCA says.

Pigeon racing not banned - dept

2014-10-23 18:00

Pigeon racing has not been banned, the environmental affairs department has clarified.

Owls being decapitated in Alex

2014-10-13 11:17

Owls released in Alexandra to fight a rat infestation are being decapitated because people are afraid of them, Owl Rescue says.

SA pig farming is ethical, says Sappo

2014-08-13 20:36

Pig farming by commercial pork producers in the country is ethical and well-managed, says SA Pork Producers' Organisation CEO Simon Streicher.

SPCA to euthanise dogs after distemper outbreak

2014-08-07 20:47

A number of infected dogs at the Alberton SPCA are to be euthanised after the centre was placed under quarantine after a distemper outbreak.

Jozi zoo blasted 'unethical' as animals die

2014-08-06 08:16

Animal welfare campaigners have criticised two international zoos after eight antelopes shipped from Prague to Johannesburg had to be put down after being confined without water for days.

I did nothing wrong: giraffe transporter

2014-08-02 11:47

The company that transported the giraffe that died in Gauteng this week says the bridge the animal hit its head on was too low, the Beeld reports.

120 animals euthanised on Modise's farm

2014-07-08 13:49

So far the number of animals put down on Thandi Modise's North West farm has reached 120, according to the NSPCA.

East Cape sanctuary accused of torturing baby elephants

2014-05-19 13:48

Animal cruelty charges have been laid against an elephant sanctuary in the Eastern Cape over alleged cruelty, the NSPCA says.

Nulaid scandal in Rustenburg, horrid conditions

2014-03-11 12:00

The NSPCA has discovered brutal and horrid conditions at a Nulaid factory in Rustenburg, where an employee is accused of selling emaciated, injured and diseased ridden birds.

Reptiles rescued at Johannesburg airport

2014-01-31 14:13

Around 1600 neglected reptiles and amphibians were rescued from an OR Tambo International Aiport cargo building, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says.

NSPCA has grave concerns over imported chickens

2013-12-20 11:00

The National Council of SPCAs has called on consumers to shun imported chicken and support local farmers by buying South African poultry.

18 appear for dog fighting

2013-12-03 16:04

Eighteen men arrested in connection with a dog fighting syndicate have appeared in the Tsakane Magistrate's Court.

18 held for illegal dog fighting

2013-11-04 21:42

Eighteen people have been arrested for their involvement in illegal dog fighting in Tsakane, on the East Rand.

NSPCA warns against the sale of fake fake fur

2013-09-10 10:35

Fake fur may actually be real fur in a bid to fool unsuspecting consumers, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has warned.

Live stock exports worry NSPCA

2013-08-29 20:36

The NSPCA has urged government to attend to the issue of livestock exported by sea for slaughter.

NSPCA slams the breeding of cute cubs

2013-08-21 13:03

Breeding programmes that show off predator cubs to the public do not serve either conservation or protection of the animals, the NSPCA has asserted.

Boswell Circus sues for R1m over film

2013-04-25 14:21

Circus owner Brian Boswell has filed a R1m defamation lawsuit against filmmaker Michael Almendro for documentary footage highlighted by Carte Blanche which suggests the circus is cruel to its animals.

ANC: Zuma's detractors prejudiced

2012-12-28 14:06

Those prejudiced against President Jacob Zuma has thwarted the country from understanding the truth behind his remarks, that caring for dogs as pets was part of "white" culture.

Horse rescued from George pool

2012-05-30 17:42

A horse that fell into a swimming pool in Hoekwil, near George, has been rescued by a mechanical digging machine, the NSPCA says.

Conscious crocs slaughtered for fashion

2012-05-11 22:10

A charge of animal cruelty will be laid against a Rustenburg farm in the North West for allegedly slaughtering fully conscious crocodiles, instead of pre-stunning the reptiles.

Tolls: Animals will suffer, NSPCA says

2012-04-17 19:30

E-toll tariffs will severely impact on the ability of the NSPCA to rescue animals, the organisation says.

Cross-border dog smugglers busted

2011-11-24 15:34

A gang smuggling dogs from South Africa to Angola for dog fighting have been busted at the Vioolsdrift border post in the Northern Cape.

KZN schoolgirls charged for hen torture

2011-08-16 19:44

Criminal charges have been laid against two KwaZulu-Natal schoolgirls over a YouTube video showing the torture of a hen.

Man fined R2 000 for frog cruelty

2011-06-02 22:10

A man who forced live frogs into plastic colddrink bottles to sell as fishing bait has been found guilty of animal cruelty by the Sasolburg Magistrate's Court.

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