Jail for man who abused 21 dogs

2015-12-18 20:01

A Dobsonville man has been sentenced to three years in jail after he was found guilty on 21 charges of animal cruelty, including repeatedly beating an elderly greyhound with a knobkierie, the NSPCA says.

We're trying to avoid suffering - abattoir on gassing pigs

2015-11-24 08:18

The Pork Packers abattoir, which is in the crosshairs of the NSPCA over its method of gassing pigs before slaughtering them, has said its methods create less suffering for the animals. WARNING: Video may upset sensitive viewers.

Tshepisong residents take action against dog fights

2015-11-13 20:09

Residents of Tshepisong near Roodepoort have taken action against a group of people who have allegedly been involved in conducting dog fights, the National Council of the SPCA says.

Animals and elderly hit hardest by Jozi heatwave

2015-10-06 21:03

As a heatwave continues to grip most of Gauteng, old age homes are taking extra precautions and the NSPCA has called on animal owners to be vigilant as well.

Limpopo hunting farm did nothing wrong - environment dept

2015-09-08 20:15

The hunting farm outside Alldays at the centre of a social media outcry is doing everything by the book, the Limpopo environment department says, following a visit to the farm.

NSPCA in bid to stop 'European-style' Limpopo hunt

2015-09-07 17:48

The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has obtained a warrant to inspect a farm the organisation believes is hosting a 2km-long game shoot from platforms.

NSPCA lays charges over ostrich toe amputations

2015-08-13 14:48

The NSPCA has laid animal cruelty charges against Western Cape ostrich farmers for allegedly amputating the birds’ toes, an inspector says.

We will continue to fight rodeos - SPCA

2015-05-07 15:34

The National Council of the SPCA will continue to approach the courts until proper regulations are put into place or until all rodeo events are cancelled, the SPCA says.

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.


Legalising rhino horn trade will add to poaching - NSPCA

2015-11-27 14:37

The National Council of SPCAs has slammed a Pretoria High Court decision to allow the trade of rhino horn in the country, arguing the move will add to the poaching scourge.

Pigs scream in 'inhumane' gas pits before slaughter - NSPCA

2015-11-23 17:35

The National Council of SPCAs has described filming pigs that scream in anguish and try to escape from a pit while being gassed before their slaughter at a Pork Packers abattoir on the East Rand. WARNING: Video may upset sensitive viewers.

Shelters would rather euthanise than donate dogs to SAPS - police

2015-10-08 13:45

Animal shelters would rather put dogs to sleep than donate them to the police’s dog unit, Western Cape police have said.

Pitbull owner faces charges after mauled man left critical

2015-10-01 10:55

Police have opened a case against the owner of two pitbulls who mauled and seriously injured a man in Meyerton, Gauteng, the NSPCA says.

NSPCA granted warrant to try stop game hunt

2015-09-08 13:18

South African animal rights group NSPCA says it has obtained a warrant in its attempt to stop a week-long large game hunt that could see hundreds of animals die.

Kroonstad trio arrested for hosting illegal rodeo

2015-08-24 18:14

Two men and a woman have been arrested for using bulls at a rodeo event in Viljoenskroon, Free State, the NSPCA says.

Vet in Modise case guilty of breaking rules

2015-05-19 15:04

The veterinarian who assisted the NSPCA in their investigation on Thandi Modise’s farm in North West has been found guilty on two charges of contravening the SA Veterinary Council’s rules.

NSPCA: Species hybridised to create 'oddities'

2015-02-26 19:04

The NSPCA says inbreeding of wild animals is actively being practised to create sought-after colour mutations and species are intentionally hybridised to create oddities.

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.

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