Western Cape praised for dog-fight action

2012-02-13 22:38

Cape Town - The Western Cape agriculture department has been commended for dismissing an employee allegedly involved in organising a dog fight near Plettenberg Bay last year.

"Appreciation is expressed that the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has taken an issue of animal cruelty seriously," the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said on Monday.

The fired employee, Ferdinand Endemann, was one of 10 people arrested in a raid on a smallholding in Ladywood, where a fight between American Pitbulls took place on May 14.

Complaints lodged by the NSPCA were taken up by the department, which then took action in the form of a disciplinary hearing at which the NSPCA gave aggravating evidence.

Endemann was found guilty of bringing the department's name into disrepute and was dismissed.

He was criminally charged, but the case has not yet come to court.

Police found two severely injured pitbull terriers fighting inside a large cage during the raid.

  • colin.dovey - 2012-02-13 22:57

    Put him in that PIT!

  • John - 2012-02-13 22:59

    A Aaaaa.... I want to see Ferdinand Endemann against pitbulls 200 bucks on pitbulls. I hate creatures like Ferdinand

  • BrainbowGold - 2012-02-14 01:37

    FERDIE'S END: Organised dog fighting is a bloodsport and was officially eliminated in 1835 in Britain. It was popular in the Roman Empire and in China, just before their collapse. As Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” Well done to the Western Cape for upholding this philosophy.

  • Ian - 2012-02-14 06:01

    bastard, strip him, cover him in honey and let the red ants and bees have there way with him, sick fk, stuff him and his stinking rights

  • Silvana - 2012-02-14 06:06

    I have no words of praise good enough for the department. Chain the inhumane bastard up and leave him to rot. Problem is he'll get a small fine and a rap on the knuckles and sure as hell, he'll be at the next fight.

  • Marion - 2012-02-14 06:46

    Hope they throw the book at all of these sickos. Visit this site to read about the dogs that were rescued from Michael Vick's dog fighting ring in the USA: Also click on "read more about the dogs". The pics and stories could make you weep.

  • EyesEars - 2012-02-14 07:01

    Please proof me wrong and make an example of this "creature" and the 9 other cronies as they do not deserve to be treated like a human beings. Should there be just one amongst them who argued and defended the dogs lives at that given time, let that person go free. Otherwise, let them SUFFER, as the money becomes just the by-product when in actual fact the adrenalin rush runs around the see and smell of blood, making them nothing better than devil worshipers.

  • Carla Knoll - 2012-02-14 07:23

    Perhaps they should let those 10 humans fight to death. Seems only fair.

  • frank.c.fourie - 2012-02-14 07:36

    Awesome work WC. Now lets make it a suitable punishment for that SOB. Put him in naked in the cage with a pitbull. He deserves to get torn to shreds for such inhumane behaviour!!

      colleen.figg - 2012-02-14 09:10

      @ frank - the pitbulls would not hurt him. they are not bred fo human aggression.

      Maresa Jacobs - 2013-07-17 00:36

      I do agree Frank, I just think that people like that should be shot through both knees and then be thrown into the cage with a pitbull and feel what it feels escape. It's people like that that makes our world a sick place!!! Idiots. And then the animals and "the breed" is called the beasts... seriously???

      Maresa Jacobs - 2013-07-17 00:41

      I do agree Frank, I just think that people like that should be shot through both knees and then be thrown into the cage with a pitbull and feel what it feels escape. It's people like that that makes our world a sick place!!! Idiots. And then the animals and "the breed" is called the beasts... seriously???

  • Mary - 2012-02-14 07:47

    It never ceases to amaze me what innovative punishments people who are against cruelty come up with for these perpetrators - not that I don't agree with them.

      werner.smidt - 2012-02-14 08:14

      It's a little too early in the morning for double negatives.

  • Merven - 2012-02-14 08:15

    This country must get stricter laws against animal abuse.

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-02-14 08:35


  • Bennie - 2012-02-14 09:32

    Trash like this should be put in jail for minimum 15 years! our laws are way to soft on these pigs. Mob justice should take care of him and his low life buddies... may you all rot in hell!

  • Jenny - 2012-02-14 11:04

    I would like to meet the person/s who gave a thumbs down to all these comments. Preferably in a dark alley... How the heck can you not agree with these comments? There is something seriously wrong with you. And I'm not judging you. It's a fact.

  • vernon.wolf - 2012-02-14 11:33

    and here are the names of the other sick individuals involved: Billy Marais, 23, a former chef at a top restaurant in the town Anthony Blake, 41, also of Plett, Donald Wall, 37, of Victoria Park in Port Elizabeth, Rudi Wall, 51, and Peter Wall, 45, both of Queenstown; and Owen Butler, 37, Yorick Grobbelaar, 30, and Anton van Blerk, 41, all from of East London ,Johannes Joubert, 43, of Johannesburg and Ferdinand Endemann, 40, of Somerset West. NAME and SHAME these excuses for humans! Also, makes ALF's work easier tracking them down! VIVA the ALF!

  • Francis - 2012-02-14 11:49

    I doubt whether anyone keeps pit bulls for pets, so look at the owners and dogfights won't be far away.Its sick, really sick.

      Keef - 2012-02-16 09:37

      I take offnece to your ill informed statement,get informed before making comments on public forums,a very small minority of pitbull owners fight their dogs,most of us are completely against it.My dogs are beach and show dogs,silly statements like yours is harmful to the breed as you get people thinking that all they are good for is fighting,this is wrong.These are extremely people friendly dogs and they are the most abused breed in the world.Spend some time with them to know their real character before making statements on subjects you clerly no nothing about.

  • joan.masterson2 - 2012-02-14 15:18

    It is just the world's greatest pity that justice for those dogs took so long in coming. We really need stricter laws protecting our animals in this country. Dog thefts for dog fighting is starting to over take the crimes against our wild animals with dogs being stolen out of their homes on a daily basis. Pit Bulls are a loving breed of dog that are being exploited by excuses for human beings. These criminals should be locked up and the key thrown away.

  • Keef - 2012-02-16 09:32

    Francis get informed,lots of people have pitbulls as pets,take a hike you idiot.They're dogs same as any other.

  • David Clive Horne - 2014-03-14 08:51

    WHATS YRE COMMENT ANC "RULING PARTY" AND JUSTICE SYSTEM..."its only an animal,give him a suspended sentence"..Hell the only place for such cruel people..

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