Archived Media Statements

05/03/2018

Elephants of Eden – Case Postponed

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) reports that the criminal case against Elephants of Eden and their directors and management, including Lizette Withers, for cruelty to elephants […]
19/02/2018

Animal Survey – no consultation with NSPCA

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has been made aware of a survey that is being circulated amongst the animal welfare community requesting statistics in relation […]
15/02/2018

Alarmingly low returns for Million Dollar Pigeon Race

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is concerned by the low number of pigeons that have returned to their loft of the South African Million Dollar […]
02/02/2018

Ethical pâté de foie gras?

This seeming contradiction in terms may soon become a commercially viable reality. According to a recent article published by The Guardian, a California-based company, Hampton Creek, […]
11/01/2018

UPDATE on dog shot in Melmoth area

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) investigated the matter of the deputy mayor and his bodyguards for the cruel shooting of a dog in the Melmoth […]
11/01/2018

Court rules on Modise Case Veterinarian

High court rules: Modise case veterinarian contravened Veterinary Council Rules In 2015, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) laid a complaint against Dr S.A. Abbas with […]
15/12/2017

Dog fighting plagues South African youth

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) grows more and more concerned by the amount of children that are implicated in the scourge of dog fighting in […]
06/12/2017

Dog shot numerous times – left to suffer

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) are disgusted at the actions of a governmental official and his bodyguards for the unnecessary and cruel shooting of a […]
27/11/2017

Metal chains for confined calves

During an inspection in 2016 at Malati Dairy and Fruit Juices, which is a dairy farm in Gravelotte, Limpopo, the NSPCA’s Farm Animal Protection Unit discovered […]
08/11/2017

10 Dog Fighters Arrested

Ongoing investigations by the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) Special Investigations Unit and the Provincial Organised Crime Unit have led to the arrest and detention of […]
26/10/2017

The truth about captive lions

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and Blood Lions® have released a new short film to the public to create awareness about the welfare of captive […]
19/10/2017

Minimal fine for abused hens

In June 2016, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) laid charges against Mr Labuschagne, the manager of Harcos Farm in Odendaalsrus in the Freestate after the […]
19/10/2017

No justice for starved farm animals

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) have been informed that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has decided not to prosecute Thandi Modise, the Chairperson of the […]
18/10/2017

947 Cycle Challenge 2017 entries closed

Entries, for the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge, which will take place on Sunday 19 November 2017, are closed. The NSPCA would like to thank everyone who […]
12/10/2017

Horror findings at Freestate puppy farm

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) uncovered a disturbing scene at a puppy farm known as Nicialize in Warden in the Free State. Inspectors discovered neglect […]
10/10/2017

Kulula.com partners with the NSPCA

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors by air, on a national scale, to […]
27/09/2017

NSPCA Ensures the freedom of Baboons

The National Council of SPCAs’ (NSPCA) swift intervention has resulted in the rescue of 12 young Chacma Baboons from a University in the Free State.  This […]
27/09/2017

ELEPHANTS OF EDEN – Finally in court

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) reports that the criminal case against Elephants of Eden and their directors and management including Lizette Withers, in terms of the […]
29/08/2017

Criminals posing as SPCA employees

The NSPCA issues an urgent appeal to members of the public to be extra cautious when permitting access to private property. This follows after an incident […]
17/08/2017

Victory for chickens – dubbing not permitted

The NSPCA welcomes the judgement by Judge Van Der Linde made in the South Gauteng High Court late last week, whereby it was upheld that the […]
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