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.

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

2013-11-20 11:00

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.

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.

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.

Amanda Bynes is forced to go to hospital

2013-07-29 00:00

So, Amanda was hospitalised on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after starting a fire on some random woman’s driveway.

Farmer fined for animal cruelty

2013-06-27 10:59

A North West farmer has been fined R30 000 for neglecting to provide food or water to a herd of 600 cattle, according to a report.

Vet probed for 'gruesome' dehorning

2013-05-16 09:01

A game vet is being accused of dehorning rhinos in a cruel and inhumane manner, by cutting too close to the nerve endings.

Neighbour confesses to killing cat

2013-03-22 08:48

A Johannesburg man says he is heartbroken after his neighbour in a residential complex admitted to beating his cat to death.

SPCA puts brakes on rabbit scheme

2012-02-17 14:52

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has stopped a scheme in which live rabbits were allegedly to be sold with loaves of bread to people in townships.

Dog stabbed, left to die in PE

2011-10-26 08:05

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League in Port Elizabeth is offering a reward to find who half-strangled a dog, sliced it open with a panga, broke its legs and left it for dead.

Pet cat dyed pink

2010-09-25 22:24

British animal welfare investigators say a pet cat was dyed pink and thrown into a stranger's garden in southern England.

Woman who taped dog to fridge jailed

2010-07-10 12:24

A Colorado woman convicted of taping her boyfriend's dog to a refrigerator in a jealous fit has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years' probation.

Animal cruelty claims 'untrue'

2009-08-17 16:02

A former North West agriculture minister accused of killing thousands of male chicks every week, hasd denied the animal cruelty claims.

Dogs killed to avoid kennel

2009-06-25 22:23

A judge has given a 90-day jail sentence to a man accused of killing his dogs to avoid boarding them while he went on vacation.


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.

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 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.

Cat dies in spray paint horror

2013-10-09 10:32

News story sends chilling message to parents of teens [Warning, graphic].

Dehydrated puppy rescued from hot car

2013-08-02 09:06

Two KwaZulu-Natal animal lovers say they didn't think twice about calling the police and SPCA to help rescue a distressed puppy locked in the back of a hot car.

Amanda Bynes is forced to go to hospital

2013-07-26 09:33

So, Amanda was hospitalised on a 72-hour psychiatric hold after starting a fire on some random woman’s driveway.

Pupils 'blow up doves with firecrackers'

2013-05-30 10:23

Reports of primary school boys boasting at school how they blow up doves and sometimes rabbits with firecrackers have shocked Bloemfontein residents.

Man meets dog he buried alive

2013-04-15 10:15

A man who buried a dog alive in Cape Town in 2011 has been reunited with the canine at an animal clinic where he completed his community service sentence, according to a report.

SPCA woman charged for keeping 125+ cats

2012-04-20 14:23

An employee of the SPCA faces criminal charges after she kept 125 cats in "putrid conditions" in her home in Underberg, according to reports

Shock over poisoning of 10 cats

2012-02-09 07:53

A Cape Town community has been shocked and upset by the poisoning of at least 10 cats at a Hanover Park apartment building.

77 cats living in 2 cars

2010-10-10 09:09

Two American women have been cited for animal cruelty in Vermont after police found 77 cats living in two cars.

Bin cat woman says sorry

2010-08-25 22:56

The British woman at the centre of an internet hate campaign after being caught on camera dumping a cat into a rubbish bin says she is "profoundly sorry".

30+ dogs taken from Pta house

2009-10-23 15:31

The SPCA and metro police officials have removed more than 30 dogs and dozens of cats from a house in Valhalla as their owner begged not to have her "children" taken away.

Girl jailed for roasting kitten

2009-08-11 21:25

A 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 18 months in juvenile jail after burglarising a US home and then killing a kitten in a hot oven.

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