McDonald's dumps farm after video shows animal cruelty

2015-08-28 10:05

McDonald's Corporation and Tyson Foods have severed ties with a Tennessee farm where workers were seen stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens in an undercover video shot by animal rights activists.

Peta releases brutal, graphic animal abuse video

2015-08-14 08:17

Animal rights activists have released a video of farm workers in Argentina slashing lambs with knives, prompting outdoor clothing maker Patagonia to apologise and launch an investigation into the practices of one of its suppliers.

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media fury

2015-08-05 12:07

Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France have sparked an outpouring of anger on social media, and police say the owner was taken into custody.

Retired pastor saves mangy mutt tied up in plastic bag

2015-07-13 14:53

A mangy dog tied up and left in a plastic bag next to a railway line in Helderberg in the Western Cape is lucky to have found a saviour in the form of a retired pastor.

Tjokkie the discarded dog gets new home

2015-07-05 14:49

A dog which had been dumped in the veld outside Pretoria with a pile of food and discarded will be adopted this week.

Pair fined for feeding brandy & Coke to monkey

2015-06-23 10:54

Two people have been convicted of animal cruelty after allegedly giving brandy and Coke to a Capuchin monkey and neglecting another monkey.

More dogs poisoned

2015-05-25 09:07

The poisoning of dogs is a national problem affecting both rural and urban areas and is closely linked to organised crime.

Painted monkey rescued in Kloof undergoing treatment

2015-05-11 07:57

A monkey seen in Kloof after being doused with white paint, has been found and is in the care of animal specialists.

Australian jailed for killing 9 puppies with a brick

2015-05-04 11:00

An Australian man has been jailed for 18 months on animal cruelty charges after bludgeoning to death nine puppies with a brick while high on methamphetamine, commonly known as ice.

North West dairy farmer guilty of animal cruelty

2015-04-20 12:00

A North West dairy farmer now has a criminal record after admitting to charges of animal cruelty, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) says.


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.

Murdered dog found with note: 'WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! :) HAHAHA!'

2015-08-12 08:11

A 13-year-old dog has been found beaten to death at a home in the Miami area with a handwritten note taped to it that read: "WE BEAT IT 2 Death lol! :) HAHAHA!," police say.

Offers pour in to foster shopping bag mutt

2015-07-14 14:36

Offers have started pouring in for a little mutt named Trax who is recovering after being found tied up and dumped in a shopping bag next to a railway line in the Western Cape.

15 dogs poisoned in Joburg suburb

2015-07-07 09:03

Fifteen dogs have been poisoned in Crystal Park in Benoni, east of Johannesburg, but police are confident they have nabbed the gang responsible for this.

Post-mortem reveals goat was raped and strangled

2015-06-26 09:16

A post-mortem report has confirmed that a goat that died in Vereeniging last week had been strangled and raped, the SPCA says.

Hadeda dies after being shot with 'toy' arrow in Kloof

2015-05-26 08:35

The SPCA in KwaZulu-Natal has urged people not to target animals with their "toys" after a hadeda has died being shot with an arrow in Kloof.

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.

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.

Video of dogs being killed prompts protests in Iran

2015-04-20 14:30

A short film showing several stray dogs being brutally killed in Iran that went viral has prompted protests with celebrities joining animal lovers in condemning the cruelty.

Dog rescued after 2 days of torture

2015-04-09 15:29

A dog in Pietermaritzburg has been rescued by the SPCA after being stuck in a snare for two days.

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