Free State highway a dumping ground for cat, dog bodies

2015-03-18 10:19

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Bloemfontein - The R700 highway in Free State seems to have become the dumping ground for the carcasses of cats and dogs, Netwerk24 reported on Wednesday.

The stench from the animals’ remains is so bad that motorists kilometres away can smell it.

When Netwerk24 visited the site, there were two bags with the bodies of about five cats and three dogs in it. The smell was unbearable, it was reported.

A local farmer, Tertius Swart, said he had made the shocking discovery at the weekend of the dumped carcasses.

Swart said at least four different spots on the highway are used as a dumping ground. He said some of the animals were shot in the head while another had a rope around its neck.

Swart said he had no idea who was dumping the carcasses.

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