Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
A stray dog taking shelter from rain in a neighbourhood in Mumbai's Worli was brutally beaten by security guards last week. The incident has sparked massive outrage on social media.
A group of armed robbers killed a family pet and threatened to shoot a 3-year-old boy in Tongaat, north of Durban.
A man is due to appear in the Caledon Magistrate's Court on charges of animal abuse.
A Gauteng business owner has described how his "beautiful" Macaw parrot was targeted by striking workers during the plastics industry strike.
Despite strong social media backlash about a rare black giraffe that was killed by a US woman, hunting giraffes in South Africa is legal as long as the proper permission has been obtained from the game farm in question.
Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty in the Velddrif area of the Western Cape, after a video emerged of two men stabbing a seal pup and smashing its body against a boat.
The SPCA has expressed shock over the skinning of a dog in Bloemfontein. WARNING: Image may be disturbing.
The woman could be seen yelling “stop it right now” at her helpless little doggy and then starts hitting and biting the dog while he squeals out in pain.
Two men accused of slaughtering donkeys, probably while the animals were still conscious, have been denied bail by a KwaZulu-Natal court.
A religious ceremony in Japan where carp are plied with alcohol before being returned to a river has left animal rights activists feeling green around the gills.
Pictures purporting to show the beheading of a kitten during a religious ceremony have caused outrage on a local pastor's Facebook page, but sacrificing the animal might not be illegal.
Two puppies have been rescued from a house in Bloemside, Bloemfontein, during a community support project after their ears were cut off.
The SPCA has opened a case against man who is alleged to have intentionally driven over two Egyptian goslings in Cape Town.
Three men face more than 1 400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm.
A Kentucky-born woman sparked worldwide outrage on social media after posting pictures of a black giraffe she killed during a hunting trip in South Africa.
The SPCA in Bloemfontein has urged South Africans not to keep exotic animals as pets after it discovered an abused vervet monkey in Reddersburg.
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Meet Daisy-Mae an abused pit bull who found a forever home with Monique Quénet in Johannesburg after a video appeal was posted on social media.
More dead donkeys thought to have been skinned alive have been found near the Lesotho border in KwaZulu-Natal, following the 18 that were found last week.
Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for people who killed three male lions and cut off their legs and heads.
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