Media Statements

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 […]
03/11/2016

Revealed: cruel dog-killing methods exposed on ‘paradise island’

The National Council of SPCAs forwards the media statement issued jointly by International Animal Rescue (IAR) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). We […]
02/11/2016

Support ethical entertainment

“Committed to a kinder world, the Great Moscow Circus contains no animal acts”. The movement away from the use of animals in forms of entertainment is […]
27/10/2016

Guilty! Four sentenced in donkey horror case

Sougson Manasseh, Madhihwa Mjasha, Target Murima and Amoni Chirwa, were sentenced to 8 months imprisonment without the option of a fine in the Polokwane Magistrates Court […]
24/10/2016

Tripadvisor’s ground-breaking policy commended

Travel web site and interactive forum TripAdvisor has announced that it will no longer allow users to book activities that involve contact with endangered species or captive […]
10/10/2016

SANDF and NSPCA: Ground-breaking agreement to benefit animals

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) issue a joint media statement to proudly announce the signing of and […]
07/10/2016

Four men arrested for cruelty

The cruel demand for donkey skins supposedly for medical purposes continues in our country. Donkey hide contains a gelatine which is claimed to be valued for […]
03/10/2016

International Animal Week 2016

It is important to acknowledge and celebrate International Animal Week. It is even more important to make a long-term commitment to improving the welfare of animals […]
30/09/2016

Cruelty and mishandling uncovered at livestock trade fair

Inspectors from the National Council of SPCA’s Farm Animal Protection Unit attended the African Livestock Trade Fair which took place in Parys from Tuesday 27 September. […]
23/09/2016

Survey for Schools

Our Animal Ethics Unit would like to invite schools to take part in a survey pertaining to the methods and materials used for educational purposes. We […]
12/09/2016

NATIONAL WILLS WEEK : 12-16 SEPTEMBER 2016

We all want to protect what matters to us – from our beloved family to dearly held beliefs. Like you, we believe that no animal should […]
05/09/2016

Massacre of Donkeys – latest victims of cruel trade in animal parts

The National Council of SPCAs is horrified to confirm that donkeys are the latest victims of the trade in animal parts “for medicinal purposes” to the […]
29/08/2016

NSPCA successfully tackles dog fighting – again!

The NSPCA’s Special Investigations Unit was involved in another successful raid on a dog fighting operation on Saturday 27 August 2016 when 9 severely injured dogs […]
19/08/2016

Letter of support from PETA

The NSPCA is pleased to announce that PETA supports our stance in the case against Elephants of Eden. On Monday, 15 August, our CEO Marcelle Meredith […]
15/08/2016

Wildlife rescued in raid

Inspectors from the National SPCA’s Wildlife Protection Unit and officials from the Gauteng Enforcement and Compliance Department and the SAPS Endangered Species Unit conducted a raid […]
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