Tag Archives: animal abuse

Captive lions in appalling conditions

Inspectors from the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) wildlife protection unit obtained a warrant after receiving a complaint regarding lions that were in a shocking condition in the North West Province. Upon arrival, the inspectors were horrified to find two ...

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Arrests made for capture and abuse of cheetahs

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was appalled to hear about the two cheetahs that had been illegally captured, and severely compromised to the point that one of the cheetahs succumbed to death. On 3 March 2019, two suspects were ...

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Tortoise abuser sentenced

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) investigated a case of deliberate cruelty to a tortoise by Letiya Mercy Lebakeng who was sentenced in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court on 5 November 2018. Lebakeng was accused of deliberately and forcefully throwing ...

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NSPCA removes 69 horses from the SANDF

Following major welfare concerns of the horses belonging to the South African Army in April 2018, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was finally granted the ownership of 69 horses. In April 2018, horses were found to be dying of ...

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Gerrie Nel to prosecute Thandi Modise on charges of animal abuse

AfriForum and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) today announced during a media conference that Adv Gerrie Nel, Head of the civil rights organisation’s private prosecution unit, will privately prosecute Thandi Modise, chairperson of the ...

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