Archived Media Statements

02/03/2017

Commitment and fight to protect donkeys continues

HORROR FINDINGS WHEN LION FARM RAIDED Having obtained a warrant to enter the property of the Excelsior Lion Farm near Tosca in the North West province, […]
01/03/2017

Gumtree responds to NSPCA appeal

The National Council of SPCAs has pleasure in confirming that Gumtree’s Head of Communications, PR and Media, has advised: – “Gumtree has decided to ban the […]
17/02/2017

NSPCA stands firm on unethical money-making practices

Calls for regulation of tactile activities with wild animals, including cub petting, are steadfastly opposed by the National Council of SPCAs. This follows the formation of […]
23/01/2017

Horses and donkeys bludgeoned with hammers, skinned alive

The NSPCA’s Farm Animal Protection Unit has uncovered another horror donkey killing site in the Northern Cape, where hundreds of donkeys were illegally and brutally slaughtered […]
12/01/2017

Horror Findings in Soweto

Criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act will be laid against the owners the of a property in Protea Glen, Soweto where a joint […]
13/12/2016

Dog Fighting Raid and Rescue

The Special Investigations Unit of the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has once again successfully raided a dog fighting syndicate which led to the arrest of […]
09/12/2016

Concourt rules in favour of NSPCA

POWER TO INSTITUTE PRIVATE PROSECUTIONS RECOGNISED In a unanimous judgement handed down by Khampepe J on 08 December 2016, the Constitutional Court of South Africa set […]
07/12/2016

Facebook “boasts” lead to uncovering of cruelty

Screenshots placed on Facebook depicting presenter Piet Croucamp of Kyknet’s Megaboer medicating a severely injured sheep led to the NSPCA uncovering a situation of grave concern […]
30/11/2016

Rescue of Zebra in Germiston

The Wildlife Protection Unit of the National Council of SPCAs responded quickly and efficiently on Monday 28 November to assist a stray zebra mare, reported as […]
15/11/2016

Hyena shipment to china stopped (ZNSPCA)

Media statement issued by: (ZNSPCA) ZIMBABWE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS On Thursday 3rd November 2016, ZNSPCA  inspectors impounded a shipment of […]
03/11/2016

Revealed: cruel dog-killing methods exposed on ‘paradise island’

The National Council of SPCAs forwards the media statement issued jointly by International Animal Rescue (IAR) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). We […]
02/11/2016

Support ethical entertainment

“Committed to a kinder world, the Great Moscow Circus contains no animal acts”. The movement away from the use of animals in forms of entertainment is […]
27/10/2016

Guilty! Four sentenced in donkey horror case

Sougson Manasseh, Madhihwa Mjasha, Target Murima and Amoni Chirwa, were sentenced to 8 months imprisonment without the option of a fine in the Polokwane Magistrates Court […]
24/10/2016

Tripadvisor’s ground-breaking policy commended

Travel web site and interactive forum TripAdvisor has announced that it will no longer allow users to book activities that involve contact with endangered species or captive […]
10/10/2016

SANDF and NSPCA: Ground-breaking agreement to benefit animals

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) issue a joint media statement to proudly announce the signing of and […]
07/10/2016

Four men arrested for cruelty

The cruel demand for donkey skins supposedly for medical purposes continues in our country. Donkey hide contains a gelatine which is claimed to be valued for […]
03/10/2016

International Animal Week 2016

It is important to acknowledge and celebrate International Animal Week. It is even more important to make a long-term commitment to improving the welfare of animals […]
30/09/2016

Cruelty and mishandling uncovered at livestock trade fair

Inspectors from the National Council of SPCA’s Farm Animal Protection Unit attended the African Livestock Trade Fair which took place in Parys from Tuesday 27 September. […]
23/09/2016

Survey for Schools

Our Animal Ethics Unit would like to invite schools to take part in a survey pertaining to the methods and materials used for educational purposes. We […]
12/09/2016

NATIONAL WILLS WEEK : 12-16 SEPTEMBER 2016

We all want to protect what matters to us – from our beloved family to dearly held beliefs. Like you, we believe that no animal should […]
05/09/2016

Massacre of Donkeys – latest victims of cruel trade in animal parts

The National Council of SPCAs is horrified to confirm that donkeys are the latest victims of the trade in animal parts “for medicinal purposes” to the […]
29/08/2016

NSPCA successfully tackles dog fighting – again!

The NSPCA’s Special Investigations Unit was involved in another successful raid on a dog fighting operation on Saturday 27 August 2016 when 9 severely injured dogs […]
19/08/2016

Letter of support from PETA

The NSPCA is pleased to announce that PETA supports our stance in the case against Elephants of Eden. On Monday, 15 August, our CEO Marcelle Meredith […]
15/08/2016

Wildlife rescued in raid

Inspectors from the National SPCA’s Wildlife Protection Unit and officials from the Gauteng Enforcement and Compliance Department and the SAPS Endangered Species Unit conducted a raid […]
15/08/2016

Illegal occupation of Stilfontein (Matlosana) SPCA ends

The Matlosana Animal Shelter and its personnel, who illegally occupied the premises of the SPCA, were evicted by the Sheriff of the Stilfontein Court following an […]
25/07/2016

Elephants of Eden – Criminal Prosecution to Proceed

“I have decided that Lisette Withers and four others should be prosecuted for contravening the Animals Protection Act (Act 71 of 1962) as evidenced in Alexandria […]
25/07/2016

NSPCA Golf Day was a success

The NSPCA Golf Day on the 13th of July 2016 was a huge success! 51 Golfers took part in the day at Kyalami Golf Course, which […]
11/07/2016

Justice at last for duct-taped, chained bait dog

Caring South Africans and animal lovers countrywide can celebrate with the NSPCA’s Special Investigations Unit, knowing that four dog fighters and particularly evil animal abusers are […]
28/06/2016

Dog Fighting – A real and shocking reality in South Africa

A campaign launched by the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) that highlighted the rampant crime of dog fighting in South Africa sparked a wildfire on National […]
27/06/2016

The Dogfight that is advertised is NOT a real event.

HOW DO YOU STOP DOG FIGHTING IN SOUTH AFRICA? YOU START A FAKE DOGFIGHT. Just because the dogfights aren’t advertised, doesn’t mean they don’t happen. They […]
10/06/2016

International Award for Marcelle Meredith

NSPCA Executive Director, Marcelle Meredith has been awarded the Jeannette McDermott award for animal welfare. The award was created in Canada by the World Society for […]
06/06/2016

Elephant Riding – Pressure leads to change

MEDIA STATEMENT: ISSUED ON MONDAY 06 JUNE 2016 ELEPHANT RIDING – PRESSURE LEADS TO CHANGE OF ATTITUDE AND APPROACH The National Council of SPCAs believes that […]
02/06/2016

NSPCA Vice Chairman wins Leadership Award

MEDIA STATEMENT: The National Council of SPCAs could not miss the opportunity to submit a nomination for Jane Marston when the annual Women in Law Enforcement […]
26/05/2016
NSPCA | Elephant eye

NSPCA Grieves for Elephants

NSPCA again grieves for Elephants MEDIA STATEMENT: ISSUED ON 12 May 2016 NSPCA AGAIN GRIEVES FOR ELEPHANTS “We are extremely disappointed and do not feel that […]
07/04/2016
NSPCA |Pomfret

Pomfret and Bray Outreach

Pomfret Community Outreach On the 2 April 2016 a team of 16 members made up of staff from the National Council, Kloof and Highway SPCA and […]
07/04/2016
NSPCA |Landmark-Court-Sentencing

Landmark Court Sentencing

The National Council of SPCAs acknowledges with heartfelt appreciation the significant outcome of the case against Margaretha Catherina (Rina) Joubert. Dedication, commitment and foresight throughout this […]
07/04/2016
NSPCA |Opal

OPAL call for breakthrough

As momentum and overwhelming public support grow for the release of the orang-utan Opal from the facility of Brian Boswell to sanctuary for her last years […]
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