Media Statements


The NSPCA needs your vote

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is pleading to the public to vote for the SPCA – National Fund in the Vote4Charity campaign launched by MySchool […]

An exceptional individual acknowledged

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is proud to confirm that Ms Morgane James was awarded the Leadership Award at the ITC 10th Annual Leadership for […]

Shocking plans to relocate Army Horses

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) is perturbed by the lack of interest shown by the Government following the euthanasia of 25 horses on 12 April […]

Governmental Departments pass the buck

Recent media coverage has highlighted a problem with communication between the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) regarding […]

South African Army Horses Neglected

Inspectors from the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) were horrified to discover that horses in the care of the South African Army Special Infantry Capability (SAASIC) […]

Lion killed for being a wild animal

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) condemns the unnecessary destruction of a lion that was kept in captivity at a facility in Limpopo. Footage of a […]

Justice in Tsakane Dog Fighting Case

“All it takes for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing – but in this case a lot of good people chose […]

NSPCA Inspects Nkandla Homestead

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) received a complaint of animals being abandoned at the former President’s homestead in Nkandla, situated in Kwa Zulu Natal. It […]

Man sentenced for Illegal Wildlife Trade

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) reports that a man was sentenced in the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court on 12 March 2018, for the illegal sale of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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