Man arrested for cruelty to animals

2011-09-02 19:30

Johannesburg - A man was arrested in Klerksdorp on Friday for transporting a cow "tied up like a slave" on a trailer, the SPCA said.

The man's car, towing the trailer, broke down near a local filling station and he left the animal tied down in the sun for more than two hours, local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals inspector Leana Barnard said in a statement.

North West police spokesperson Captain Adele Myburgh said the man told the police he had bought the cow in Hartbeesfontein and was transporting it to Johannesburg to be slaughtered at a funeral ceremony.

When the owner returned to the car he was arrested in terms of the Animals Protection Act and could face charges of animal cruelty.

"He has been released on [a] warning and the docket will be sent to the director of public prosecutions for a decision," she said.

Barnard said the cow was tied up with nylon rope, which had started to cut into the flesh, in a trailer not suited for transporting animals.

"The animal’s face and legs were swollen up because the ropes were so tight, blocking the blood circulation. This is the worst form of transportation I have ever seen and think it is barbaric."

The cow was confiscated by the Klerksdorp SPCA.

  • BigMoose - 2011-09-02 19:48

    What about the poor bull at the First Fruits Ceremony of the Zulu King?

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-03 11:38

      are we sure it wasnt Winnie Madela he was transporting to Jburg to support malema,one could easily be mistaken

  • The Goose - 2011-09-02 19:51

    So this cow was on its way to be killed and was saved by the SPCA.How about going to those funeral's SPCA? Go and save more cows!

      Komasa - 2011-09-02 20:01

      @The Goose I would like to put this idiot into perspective. Firstly we never slaughter cows we slaughter bulls because as any farmer will tell you they cost money. Secondly we never travel 400kms to fetch the animal we are going to slaughter. Thirdly we never slaughter at a funeral ceremony so this reprobate had another agenda, probably stolen.

  • Jakkals - 2011-09-02 19:56

    Vasgebind soos 'n slaaf. Wie de moer weet eens hoe 'n slaaf lyk en hoe word een vasgebind??

      Nico - 2011-09-02 21:09

      I love your comment. The best for a long time seen here. :-)

  • Dambuza - 2011-09-02 20:00

    so there will be no slaughtering afterall,damn! I wonder what they do with the animals they confiscate at spca, give them warm blankets perhaps

      PinkAndProud - 2011-09-02 20:22

      I'd pay for a warm blanket to be put over any animal confiscated by the SPCA before I would even dream of donating one for you. Sis! Get into the 21st century already.

      gail.longano - 2011-09-02 20:23

      you're a cruel idiot as well

      Dambuza - 2011-09-02 21:02

      besides the fact that i don't need any blanket donation guys i should say i my words obviously didn't express quite well what i wanted to say, im also against cruelty to any living being, this story in particular shows gross cruelty. Stil a legitimate question stil persist my curiousity: what does spca do with these animals? Nobody is oblidged to answer thou

  • gail.longano - 2011-09-02 20:22

    Cruel bastard.

  • Benniten - 2011-09-02 20:28

    Do not miss the point, its a cow, next a donkey and then after that 14 school kids. It is called prevention!

  • Paul - 2011-09-02 21:09

    Cant belive how cruel people in South Africa have become, it looks like people in this country do as they please. SPCA must charge him...

      JL Lubisi - 2011-09-03 07:59

      Don't you think it's better to be in a country where people are not so cruel like south African? We needed compassionate people like you when Europeans used black people like animals. If you know nothing about our culture, Shut up!

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      THE.SRG - 2011-09-03 11:35

      cow and chicken

  • Jabulaniboy - 2011-09-03 02:31

    SPCA...Stupid People Causing Anarchy. To work for the SPCA, your IQ is under 20 To support the SPCA your IQ is under 10. Wipe these green terrorist off the face of the earth,

      Julia55 - 2011-09-03 08:11

      Yes Jabulani. That's how brainless idiots such as yourself would think. Green terrorists? Is that what you call people who actually give a damn to help animals and the environment? Well, I for one would rather be a "green terrorist" than someone that doesn't give a damn about anything around them but themselves.

      Blogmaster - 2011-09-03 09:28

      @Jabulaniboy I have to agree. They really do take it too far very often.

      Shannon - 2011-11-30 12:22

      @Jabulaniboy, atleast have the decency to publish a picture of yourself with a comment like that so those of us who have to beg, steal and borrow in order to feed the animals that f***tards like you neglect and abuse know who to point our guns at! Coward! Spend a day.. in fact an hour with your local SPCA to find out what hard work, sacrifice and having a strong stomach because of the cruelty is all about. You wouldn't last a minute. Go back to your hole.

  • JL Lubisi - 2011-09-03 08:07

    Honestly, this is not about a cow! This is about certain people trying to oppose everything a black man does. Is there anything good a black man can do according to "certain people"?

      Heaven.Tux - 2011-09-03 11:02

      True Lubisi, poor man had to go to NW to look for cheaper cow bcos óf de inflated Price of Cow in GP and distance to NP & MP,also looking @ de Car he's driving & de trailer he rented u cn say de guy's pockets weren't so deep and I doubt if de deceased had a funeral plan

  • Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-09-03 10:48

    @ John Lubisi... Oh please!!! Opposing everything a black man does??? Which bloody planet are you from??? Mampara planet??? you don't respect life in any form do you??? If the was to be slaughtered at least let it be comfortable!!! It's like a prisoner for example, must he/she be bound in chains and left in the back of a trailer before he/she is taken for the death sentence (America or U.K. where the death sentence exists) @ Jabulani... As for you, your I.Q. is under 10... You need to realize that there is more to life than hatred against any living thing. @ Dambuza... I don't know what they do with the cows but I should assume that they return it to where it was bought or transport it to the funeral... Making fun of the animals is not a good thing "give it a blanket"... Wonder what they did with the slaves... "gave them a blanket"... LOL!!! See how it feels to make fun of living creatures???

  • Rainbow - 2011-12-06 14:22

    give the RSPCA a bells!

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