WATCH: 'Life Of Pi' trainer whips and berates tiger in undercover video

2016-04-14 12:56

A video released by Peta, where a zoo owner repeatedly whips a performing tiger, has led to the man being charged for animal cruelty in Ontario, Canada.

Woman gets off lightly for animal cruelty

2015-10-05 10:20

A Durban woman previously charged with animal cruelty by Kloof SPCA, has been sentenced to a R1 000 fine on charges of animal cruelty.

No bail for alleged goat rapist

2015-07-02 19:33

A Sharpville man accused of bestiality and animal cruelty after allegedly sexually assaulting and strangling a goat to death, has been denied bail in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court.

School principal who had dog buried alive fails to comply with sentencing conditions

2015-04-08 18:35

A Cape Town school principal who instructed janitors to bury a stray dog has apparently failed to implement a court-ordered animal protection awareness programme.

Anti-fur lobbyist goes to court over sticker

2015-01-22 14:12

If the charges stick, an anti-fur lobbyist could find herself with a criminal record for allegedly placing a sticker on a Johannesburg shop that sells animal fur.

Teens arrested for clubbing 900 chickens to death

2014-10-03 06:13

Four California teenagers have been arrested and accused of clubbing dead 920 chickens, authorities say.

Modise 'takes Sowetan to ombudsman'

2014-07-09 06:14

The National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise has lodged a complaint with the Press Ombudsman against the Sowetan, a spokesperson says.

New 'animal-friendly' mascara test developed

2014-01-06 12:13

A cheaper and more reliable test for mascara is being developed by scientists, which will not need to be tested on animals.

Melissa Bachman and canned lion hunting

2013-11-19 09:24

After the recent uproar (excuse the pun) on Twitter about a hunter who came to South Africa to shoot a lion, Laura Shortridge asked a few hard questions.

Major rescue effort frees terrified puppy

2013-11-05 09:24

A hole has been excavated and a concrete pipe severed in a major operation to rescue a 2-month-old puppy which hid in a drain to escape the sound of fireworks.


Earless, abused pitbull terrier tossed over SPCA wall

2016-03-11 08:55

The SPCA in Bloemfontein reported that an abused and emaciated pitbull terrier suffering from distemper and severe injuries was thrown over the wall into their property, most likely as it was no longer considered 'fit' to fight.

Rescue dogs bring joy to childhoods

2015-07-03 15:14

Your children can learn valuable life-lessons from owning a rescue dog

Mumbai's horse-drawn carriages banned

2015-06-09 13:17

Operators of Mumbai's horse-drawn carriages will have to rein in operations within a year - afteras the Indian city ruled that the practice was cruel.

Bestiality is much, much more common than you think

2015-02-18 15:14

You might think that bestiality has died out, or that it only happens on farms, or that it's illegal everywhere. You would be very, very, very wrong.

Woman found living with dead babies

2014-11-05 15:09

31-year-old Erika Murray from Massachusets, found living with the bodies of three dead infants in a rodent-infested house, is being held on $1 million cash bail.

Joburg woman throws puppy over spiked fence

2014-09-04 19:35

A woman has been arrested for allegedly throwing a puppy over a spiked fence in Daveyton on the East Rand, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Three appear for beheading and eating a dog

2014-06-26 09:32

Two Nigerian men eat a dog believing that it would protect them from malaria, poisoning and witchcraft.

Melissa Bachman and canned lion hunting

2013-11-19 12:20

After the recent uproar (excuse the pun) on Twitter about a hunter who came to South Africa to shoot a lion, Laura Shortridge asked a few hard questions.

Bail for dog fighting syndicate accused

2013-11-19 07:26

Thirteen men arrested in connection with a dog fighting syndicate have been granted bail and have had their domestic animals confiscated, the NSPCA says.

R1.5m waged on dog fight - report

2013-09-16 10:06

Dog fighting is believed to be more widespread than initially thought, with large bets placed on dog fights and links to drug trafficking and money laundering, an investigation has found.

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