Intensive investigations based on anonymous tip-offs recently led to the arrest of five suspected dog fighters, while eight injured or grievously ill animals were rescued, in Roodepoort in the West of Johannesburg. The NSPCA's Jaco Pieterse, who was part of the joint operation, joined us in studio. Watch.
WARNING: Some of the images included in this interview may upset sensitive viewers.
The NSPCA says dog fighting condones a level of violence and cruelty that affects surrounding communities, but also goes hand-in-hand with other criminal activities. Watch to find out the extent of this practice in South Africa.