Bird, shot by toy arrow, dies

2015-06-02 06:00
Photo: supplied
Inspector Petros Simamane with the injured hadeda.

Photo: supplied Inspector Petros Simamane with the injured hadeda.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE Kloof and Highway SPCA expressed outrage subsequent to the discovery of a hadeda that had been shot with a toy arrow in Kloof.

“We received a call from a concerned member of the public who had seen an injured hadeda in their garden. Inspector Simamane and trainee inspector Nkomo responded to the call and went to investigate at the residence in Kloof,” said SPCA outreach officer Lisa Gadd.

“Upon arrival they saw two hadedas in the back garden and one of them was seriously injured. One hadeda flew away as they approached, but the injured hadeda battled to move away and was only able to fly as high as waist height.”

Gadd said the inspectors caught the injured hadeda and rushed it back to the Kloof and Highway SPCA clinic.

An arrow was protruding from the bird’s torso and had penetrated right through. The arrow measured 75cm in length. Unfortunately, the bird could not be saved as it had suffered such a severe injury.

The Kloof and Highway SPCA urge parents to teach their children to be responsible when using their toys and not to use animals as targets. The Kloof and Highway SPCA has a zero tolerance policy of animal cruelty and asks the public to report any cruelty they witness. “We would like thank the kind member of the public for phoning us so that we could help this poor injured bird from further suffering.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.