‘Pets are family, domestic workers are employees’ – News24 users respond to Malema

2015-11-27 13:06

News24 users have expressed their views as to why some people may have medical insurance for their animals but not for their domestic workers.

Housebreaker escapes after stabbing two police dogs during chase

2015-11-26 11:45

Two four-legged canine officers have been treated at a Pietermaritzburg vet after a nasty encounter with a knife-wielding burglar.

Wolves return to Warsaw area

2015-11-25 22:04

Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt launched by the communist authorities.

7 arrested for Zim elephant cyanide killings

2015-11-25 12:10

Seven men, believed to be part of two gangs that recently poisoned elephants with cyanide in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park have been arrested, a local conservation group says.

Cat rescues owner from venomous snake

2015-11-24 21:01

A woman who was attacked by a venomous snake when she went to water her rose garden has been saved by her cat, which rushed in and pounced on the snake.

Genetically engineered salmon faces upstream battle

2015-11-24 15:58

It is a controversial decision that got buried in all the talk of terrorism in the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

We're trying to avoid suffering - abattoir on gassing pigs

2015-11-24 08:18

The Pork Packers abattoir, which is in the crosshairs of the NSPCA over its method of gassing pigs before slaughtering them, has said its methods create less suffering for the animals. WARNING: Video may upset sensitive viewers.

Dog shoots hunter in French Basque Country

2015-11-24 05:14

A hunter has suffered gunshot wounds after his dog accidentally fired his rifle near a small town in southwestern France's Basque Country.

Rare white rhino dies in the US

2015-11-23 07:55

A northern white rhinoceros, one of just 4 remaining worldwide has died at the San Diego Zoo, officials say.

Giant pandas to remain in Washington to 2020

2015-11-20 13:10

Just three months after the National Zoo in Washington announced the birth of a giant panda, it had more good news: pandas are there to stay until December 2020.


Merie the mutt doing well after bravely taking bullet for family

2015-11-26 15:41

When criminals invaded her home on the Cape Flats, Merie the mutt did not hesitate when she literally jumped and took a bullet to protect her family.

SA scientists slam Swazi elephant export

2015-11-26 10:49

A group of top South African scientists has slammed the proposed sale of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland to American zoos as being deeply unethical and certain to cause the animals’ long-term physical and psychological stress.

I nearly ran straight into a lion, KZN jogger claims

2015-11-25 13:56

A northern KwaZulu-Natal businessman insists that he encountered a lion on a recent morning jog - but Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife are not convinced.

Mexico trains community jaguar watchers

2015-11-25 10:25

Mexico is training community animal watchers to document jaguars and other endangered species, a program aimed at involving rural and indigenous communities in conservation efforts.

'Animal cruelty' principal says he loved his childhood dog

2015-11-24 16:18

A principal who was sentenced for animal cruelty has told how much he learnt from environmental ethics workshops held at his school by the Humane Education Trust.

'Animals deserve life', says principal sentenced for animal cruelty

2015-11-24 13:21

Khayelitsha school principal Manono Makhaphela, sentenced two years ago for instructing two staff members to bury a stray dog alive, says his time at an ethics workshop has made him look at animals differently.

Cat rescues owner attacked by venomous snake in Australia

2015-11-24 07:29

An Australian woman who was attacked by a venomous snake when she went to water her rose garden has been saved by her cat who rushed in and pounced on the snake, clawing and biting it until it was dead.

Danish auction house stops ivory sales

2015-11-23 21:26

Denmark's second largest auction house has stopped selling ivory products amid a social media storm over its planned sale of two tusks.

Zimbabwe schoolboys terrified by 'leopard'

2015-11-21 21:31

Pupils at a well-known boys' high school in Zimbabwe's eastern city of Mutare had to be escorted back to their hostels at night in groups after a leopard was sighted nearby, the Manica Post reports.

Hunters hold African wildlife to ransom

2015-11-20 13:10

The worlds wealthiest hunting organisation, Safari Club International (SCI) and professional hunting groups, met behind closed doors with the South African Department of Environment (DEA) and representatives of other African nations to discuss policies for managing wildlife.

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