Media Statements

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 […]
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

Sale of Donkeys and Mules banned: The National Council of SPCAs has pleasure in confirming that Gumtree’s Head of Communications, PR and Media, has advised: “Gumtree […]
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 […]
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