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.

Pigeon hunt may be illegal - NSPCA

2011-05-10 18:46

A planned pigeon shooting competition in the North West may be against the law, says the NSPCA and has expressed consternation over the issuing of permits.

Horse, foal saved from flooded river

2011-01-07 13:38

A wild mare and her foal stranded in the rising and fast-flowing Orange River in Bethulie have been saved in a daring rescue by the NSPCA.

'Wild animals must stay wild'

2010-07-29 12:33

Panjo may be back home after his two-day romp, but incident has highlighted the NSPCA's concerns about keeping wild animals as pets.

SPCA: Hot iron branding torture

2010-03-19 21:16

The National Council of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says hot iron branding on animals is torturous - and it has the footage to prove it.

NSPCA duped by Bangkok syndicate

2009-09-17 18:33

The National Council of SPCA's has been defrauded of thousands of rands by a Bangkok syndicate claiming it wanted to sell a mobile veterinary clinic.

Poultry group suspends farmer

2009-09-07 09:52

The farmer who allegedly let thousands of day-old rooster chicks die in a cement dam, has been suspended from the SA Poultry Association after he claimed he used exhaust fumes to kill the chicks.

Ex-MEC faces animal cruelty charges

2009-08-14 17:03

Former North West agriculture MEC Jan Serfontein is facing nine charges under the Animal Protection Act including torture and animal cruelty.


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.

Rodeo organisers face cruelty charge

2011-05-30 12:44

Organisers of a North West rodeo are to be charged with animal cruelty after failing to put down a horse which had badly broken its leg, the NSPCA says.

70+ ostriches starve to death on farm

2011-03-07 14:01

Over 70 ostriches died after being left to starve on a farm in Vleiland in the Western Cape, the National Council of SPCAs has said.

2 000 frogs rescued from Gauteng dealer

2010-12-28 21:38

About 2 000 frogs have been rescued from a dealer in Vereeniging and released back into the wild, the NSPCA says.

NSPCA: Protect pets from cold

2010-06-24 13:36

With cold conditions set to continue, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has urged owners to protect their pets over the winter season.

Comments on captive elephants

2009-12-10 22:23

The public has just over two weeks in which to submit comments on how captive elephants in South Africa should be treated.

Poultry body lifts ban on farmer

2009-09-15 09:20

The SA Poultry Association has lifted the suspension of former North West agriculture MEC Jan Serfontein, who was accused of dodgy chick killing practices on his farm.

Officials swoop on chicken farm

2009-08-20 09:54

Police, NSPCA and Green Scorpions officials have visited a controversial chicken farm, as the owner's wife said she couldn't understand all the fuss about "insignificant little roosters".

70 000 chicks 'culled' a week

2009-08-12 08:38

North West police are investigating a case of animal cruelty against the directors of a well-known family business which reportedly gets rid of up to 70 000 day-old rooster chicks every week.

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