Media Statements

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 […]
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 […]
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