3 rhino poaching syndicate accused get bail

2014-12-30 11:34

Three of the 10 alleged members of a rhino poaching syndicate accused of killing 22 rhino over several years have been granted bail in the North Gauteng High Court.

Injured rodeo bull made to suffer

2014-12-03 15:58

Charges have been laid after a bull broke its leg at a rodeo in the Free State, and had to suffer because the NSPCA was refused permission to euthanase the animal immediately.

Man appears for beating goat to death

2014-10-08 22:34

A 26-year-old man has appeared in the Nkomazi Magistrate's Court for allegedly beating a goat to death, Mpumalanga police say.

Man fined R10 000 for animal abuse

2014-09-11 17:41

A man has been found guilty in the Vryheid Magistrates Court on charges of animal cruelty, and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or a fine of R10 000.

Fur fury over Investec tenant

2014-08-21 08:11

An animal rights activist has spent years raising awareness over a luxury clothing shop selling fur, but Investec says they see nothing wrong with the business.

Is greyhound racing coming back to SA?

2014-08-14 13:55

Animal welfare groups have accused government ministers of having “dollar signs in their eyes” after putting greyhound racing back on the agenda.

Woman hit with hammer while trying to rescue dog

2014-07-30 12:35

A field worker at an animal rescue organisation is recovering after being attacked with a hammer while she tried to grab a dog from a man who apparently wanted to beat it with a plank, according to a report.

DA: Another state farm found with animals mistreated

2014-07-17 23:42

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West where pigs have been mistreated, the Democratic Alliance says.

ANC chief whip defends Thandi Modise

2014-07-08 14:46

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani has defended National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise, following criticism of her controversial North West farm.

Pigs forced to eat pigs on NCOP chair’s farm

2014-07-06 09:42

Police and SPCA officials have made a gruesome discovery of severe animal neglect when called to Modderfontein farm, in Potchefstroom, which is owned by NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise.

Guard gets fine for raping chicken

2014-06-25 11:37

A security guard who admitted to having sex with a chicken, which was so badly injured it had to be euthanised, has reportedly been fined R500.

Egg producer apologises for abuse of hens

2014-06-13 12:22

Egg producer Quantum Foods, has apologised for the abusive treatment of egg laying hens.

Anger over dead dog ruling

2014-02-18 21:12

A court ruling releasing a man on warning for beating his dog to death has caused an uproar on social networks this week.

Minister didn’t know about pigs’ poor condition

2014-01-29 12:20

Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant was under the impression that fresh water was always provided to the pigs on his farm in Warrenton, in the Northern Cape, his spokesperson says.

NSPCA takes on Criminal Procedure Act

2013-09-09 22:01

The NSPCA is challenging the constitutionality of a section of the Criminal Procedure Act permitting only private people to become private prosecutors.

No prison for woman who had sex with dogs

2013-08-20 09:13

A Pretoria East woman who admitted to having sex with dogs will spend the next year under correctional supervision, a court has ruled.

Pretoria woman guilty of bestiality

2013-07-30 10:12

A woman has been convicted of bestiality by the Pretoria Regional Court but says she was manipulated and controlled by her ex-boyfriend who fantasised about the act.

Video of seal killings in Namibia released

2013-07-04 14:30

A conservation group has released graphic video of men clubbing seals to death in the western Africa nation of Namibia.

Overworked elephant dies in Mumbai

2013-07-01 11:04

An overworked and overweight elephant in Mumbai has died after fighting for her life for weeks.

Dolphin dies after tourist abuse

2013-06-18 15:00

A dolphin has died in China after tourists hoisted it out of the water to pose with it for photographs, state media has said.

Circus charged after elephant abuse video

2013-04-16 09:47

Charges have been brought against a top South African circus company after shocking footage emerged of elephants being abused.

Case against animal Act to be heard

2013-03-18 22:24

The Constitutional Court will hear an application for confirmation of a constitutional invalidity order of certain provisions of the Performing Animals Protection Act.

Firecracker explodes in dog's mouth

2013-01-15 10:06

A young dog has been put down after a firecracker which was thrown over the wall by children exploded in his mouth, seriously injuring him.

SPCA inspects military horses

2012-12-21 20:40

SPCA inspectors have looked at 50 horses kept at an SANDF base in Potchefstroom, following a court order.

SPCA to inspect SANDF horses

2012-12-18 22:01

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled that the SPCA be granted access to a SA National Defence Force base in Potchefstroom, the SPCA has said.


Brutal conditions at bear bile farms in Vietnam

2014-12-11 12:27

Bears kept on farms in one of Vietnam's most famous tourism destinations, Ha Long Bay, are being kept in 'shocking' conditions in order to extract their bile, an animal rights group says.

Minister: Denmark seeks to ban bestiality

2014-10-12 21:20

Denmark's government has proposed a new law banning sex with animals, saying it needs to put a leash on bestiality so that the country doesn't become a zoophile hotspot.

Dog shot dead in Cape Town family's yard

2014-09-10 13:18

A Cape Town family has been left traumatised after their dog was shot dead in their yard at the weekend. The dog was shot straight in the heart.

‘Crush porn’ producer nabbed in Sea Point

2014-08-19 11:28

An arrest has been made for the “crush porn” video which features two Cape Town schoolgirls stomping on fish while engaging in sexual acts.

DA concerned about interference in farm probe

2014-08-01 20:13

The DA has expressed concern about alleged interference in the investigation of cruelty to animals at NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise's North West farm.

SPCA laying charges against Modise

2014-07-25 12:14

Criminal charges will be laid against against National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise following allegations of neglect of animals on her North West farm, the NSPCA says.

SPCA to probe Modise's brother's farm - report

2014-07-15 14:46

The National Council of SPCAs says it can't confirm a report that it intends to investigate Thandi Modise's brother's farm following allegations of animal neglect.

Modise 'was attached to her pigs'

2014-07-08 09:26

NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise was attached to the animals on her farm, and a report stating she suffered more than them was untrue, her spokesperson says.

Trio in court for beheading dog, eating meat

2014-06-26 09:38

Two Nigerian men and a South African woman appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court for allegedly beheading a dog while it was alive and eating its meat.

Dog dragged behind car as punishment - report

2014-06-17 10:23

Knysna police are investigating a charge of animal cruelty after a man apparently dragged his dog behind his car as punishment for escaping from his property, according to reports.

Kittens thrown from ninth floor

2014-03-04 14:08

Three kittens and their mother have been thrown out of a window on the ninth floor of a building in the Durban CBD, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says.

Bestiality claims can't be proved

2014-02-06 11:18

Two dogs have been taken away from their owner after a suspected incident of bestiality in Port Elizabeth.

SPCA: Dog fighting syndicate tip of the iceberg

2013-11-05 08:30

The arrests of 18 people in a dog fighting syndicate on the East Rand are just the tip of the iceberg, says the SPCA.

SPCA: 'Slaughter ship' ruling disappointing

2013-08-23 17:38

An Eastern Cape High Court ruling allowing the ship Barkly Pearl to load animals for slaughter in Mauritius is deeply disappointing, the SPCA says.

Zookeeper suspended for punching seal

2013-08-07 14:18

A British zoo has suspended one of its animal keepers for allegedly punching a seal.

Bestiality accused back in court

2013-07-26 07:10

A Pretoria woman accused of having sex with two dogs is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Sumatran orangutan beaten to death

2013-07-02 10:30

Indonesian villagers have beaten a Sumatran orangutan to death, an animal protection group has said.

Principal fined for burying dog alive

2013-06-25 10:01

A school principal has been fined R3 000 for ordering a janitor to bury a dog alive on school grounds in Cape Town.

Students skin 12-week-old kitten

2013-06-09 15:35

Two students at Monash SA campus in Roodepoort have allegedly skinned a kitten while it was still alive, The Citizen reports.

Dog 'left to suffer' after acid attack

2013-03-26 09:21

A Gauteng woman has appeared in court on a charge of animal cruelty after her dog was badly injured when acid was thrown at it. The animal was also left without medical care for over a week.

Dog survives horrific trap ordeal

2013-01-28 09:40

A Pretoria dog has made a miraculous recovery after his lower body was almost severed off by a trap in which he had been stuck for days.

Dog's body dragged behind bakkie

2013-01-08 08:32

The SPCA is investigating an incident in which the body of a sausage dog was dragged behind a bakkie through the streets of Rustenburg.

Man appears for shooting dog

2012-12-19 16:14

A man accused of shooting a barking dog has appeared in the King William's Town Magistrate's Court.

Syndicate targets 'stronger' SA dogs

2012-11-01 12:00

A dog smuggling syndicate is targeting South African dogs because their bloodlines are stronger and they are less prone to illnesses.

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