Media Statements

04/01/2019

Starving Lions post is FALSE

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has been inundated with emails and phone calls relating to a post on Facebook claiming that the lions at the […]
04/01/2019

Problems with the ITEC Group ongoing

UPDATE: ITEC Head Office has successfully installed our new telephone system. Our Telephones are in full working order again. – 08.01.2019 Original Story published on 20 […]
04/01/2019

42 GOATS VICIOUSLY KILLED

A 57-year-old farmer and his 24-year-old son appeared at the Standerton Magistrate’s Court on charges of malicious damage to property and cruelty to animals yesterday. Their […]
28/11/2018

JHB Zoo to obtain another elephant

NSPCA APPALLED – JOHANNESBURG ZOO TO OBTAIN ANOTHER ELEPHANT The NSPCA was made aware that the Johannesburg Zoo is bringing in another elephant. This decision has […]
22/11/2018

Award winning documentary on Rhino

STROOP – A HARD HITTING, AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE RHINO HORN WAR The NSPCA salutes the courageous local film makers, Susan Scott and Bonné de […]
15/11/2018

Captive Breeding of Lion reviewed

NSPCA SUPPORTS PARLIAMENTARY CALL FOR LEGISALTIVE AND POLICY REVIEW OF CAPTIVE BREEDING OF LION FOR HUNTING AND LION BONE TRADE The NSPCA is elated by the […]
09/11/2018

Direct Imprisonment for Dog Fighters

On the night of 22 June 2018, with the blood of their dogs still fresh on their hands, two men, Tebogo Maselwane and Thato Manzini, tried […]
07/11/2018

Tortoise Abuser Sentenced

The NSPCA investigated a case of deliberate cruelty to a tortoise by a Mrs Letiya Mercy Lebakeng who was sentenced in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court […]
01/11/2018

Grave concerns at rural horse race

The NSPCA monitored a rural horse race in Idutywa in the Eastern Cape and were gravely concerned for the welfare of the horses. Concerns highlighted during […]
30/10/2018

Concerns at 350km Endurance Race

The NSPCA monitored the “Race the Wild Coast” endurance race in the Eastern Cape. This race is described to be the wildest adventure horse race in […]
12/10/2018

Award winning farm raided

On 12 October 2018, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) Farm Animal Protection Unit obtained a warrant to remove all the pigs from the award winning […]
12/10/2018

Bear at EL Zoo Euthanased

The NSPCA has grave concerns surrounding the reasons for the euthanasia of the female bear at the East London Zoo earlier this week. It was brought […]
05/10/2018

Illegal Wildlife Trader Sentenced

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) laid charges against an illegal wildlife trader for the sale of indigenous wild animals that had been poached from the […]
26/09/2018

NSPCA launches urgent legal appeal for lions

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has lodged an urgent interdict against the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to suspend DEA’s authorisation of lion bone exports. […]
26/09/2018

Kulula.com continues to help NSPCA reach more animals

In 2017, the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and kulula.com joined forces to facilitate the transportation of the NSPCA’s Inspectors by air on a national scale […]
16/08/2018

Charges laid against Mohair farmers

The NSPCA has laid charges against four mohair farmers following a recent exposé by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), […]
13/08/2018

NSPCA Confiscates Abused Horses

On 23 July 2018, the NSPCA was at the Potchefstroom base of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) where they witnessed brutal physical abuse being […]
25/07/2018

NSPCA Removes 69 Horses

Following major welfare concerns of the horses belonging to the South African Army in April 2018, the NSPCA was finally granted the ownership of 69 horses. […]
23/07/2018

Cattle butchered and left to suffer

The NSPCA was alerted to several cattle that had been brutally butchered and left to die in De Wildt, Gauteng on 18 July 2018. A National […]
19/07/2018

Prosecution of Thandi Modise to go ahead

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 […]
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