Archived Media Statements

15/08/2017

Three sentenced for fighting dogs

The NSPCA welcomes the sentencing of three accused persons in the Roodepoort Regional Court last week on charges of dog fighting. The three accused pleaded guilty […]
19/07/2017

NSPCA monitors Dundee July

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) monitored the Dundee July Traditional Rural Horse Race this past weekend. This is an international rural race that takes place […]
19/07/2017

Donkeys in crisis

Over the past months the NSPCA has issued several reports on the illegal donkey skin trade and the cruelty involved in the horrific slaughter methods.  Donkeys […]
18/07/2017

Celebrate Mandela Day with the NSPCA

The general message of Mandela Day is to celebrate the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world. The ability to make an […]
13/07/2017

Security company charged for cruelty

Criminal charges were laid against 7 Arrows Security, and Canine Solutions, following the discovery of a dead security dog on a site of 7 Arrows Security. […]
05/07/2017

NSPCA Welcomes Judgement

The Kempton Park Magistrates Court found Mr Ruan Verhoef guilty on charges of malicious damage to property. What happened: In August 2016, Mr Verhoef became aggressive towards […]
04/07/2017

Botswana suspends export licenses for donkey products

The NSPCA commends Botswana for taking the firm stance to suspend export licenses for donkey products. Botswana Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security spokesperson Geoffrey […]
03/07/2017

Live cow brutally butchered – SPCA Inspector takes a stand

A cow was brutally while still alive, after it had been involved in a collision with a vehicle. The NSPCA is appalled by the actions of […]
30/06/2017

Lack of foresight results in the suffering of thousands of birds

The current outbreak of the H5N8 virus in South Africa has necessitated the culling of poultry. The virus affects the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts of affected […]
08/06/2017

DEVASTATING KNYSNA FIRES

The NSPCA dispatched our Disaster Teams early this morning from Alberton to assist animals affected by the devastating fires in the Knysna area. Many animals have […]
31/05/2017

NSPCA seizes of Donkey and Tiger skins

The NSPCA responded to a tip-off and obtained a warrant to enter a plot in Benoni, east of Johannesburg. The NSPCA Inspectors, accompanied by the Benoni […]
30/05/2017

Victory for elephants

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ruled the export of elephants from South Africa as prohibited. Norms and Standards: The “Norms and Standards for the Management of […]
29/05/2017

Horror discoveries at East London Zoo

As the National Council of SPCAs continues our investigation and monitors the situation at the East London Zoo, it is confirmed that criminal charges in terms […]
25/04/2017

Taiwan’s ban on eating cats and dogs

The National Council of SPCAs adds our voice of approval to the internationally hailed progress for animal welfare. Lawmakers in Taiwan have announced that the eating […]
25/04/2017

38 000 Day Old chicks targeted – burnt alive

In an incident described by the NSPCA as cowardly, horrendous and viciously cruel, an estimated 38 000 day old chicks died when the transporter they were on […]
18/04/2017

Home sweet home for donkey survivors

Heart-warming outcome for donkeys rescued from the horrific trade in their skins. Where are they now: We report that 5 donkeys have arrived at a beautiful […]
29/03/2017

Theft at NSPCA

The National Council of SPCAs reports that a trailer used to transport donkeys or other farm animals such as cattle has been stolen from our Alberton […]
22/03/2017

LOTTO’s shock decision: Animal Welfare excluded from funding

“Certain programmes that reside in the Charities Sector, including Animal Welfare Organisations, have been excluded from the current Open Call for Applications.” This was the message […]
15/03/2017

Transnet’s widespread cat poisoning condemned

UPDATE: 20.06.2017 ALLEGATIONS REGARDING TRANSNET’S WIDESPREAD CAT POISONING ARE UNFOUNDED Claims made against Transnet for their alleged proposed method of eradicating cats in and around various […]
10/03/2017

More donkey skins discovered at a residence in the North West

The National Council of SPCAs Farm Animal Protection Unit responded to a tip-off and obtained a warrant to enter a residential property in Vryburg in the […]
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