The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) have been informed that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has decided not to prosecute Thandi Modise, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces on criminal charges of animal cruelty.
In July 2014 the NSPCA obtained a warrant to inspect the animals on a farm in the North West Province belonging to Thandi Modise, this was after receiving a tip-off that animals on the property had been abandoned.
Modise’s farm was littered with the carcasses of over 50 pigs and other dead animals, such as geese, ducks, sheep, and goats.
Over 100 pigs, sheep, chickens and goats were found without food and water and the animals were found dead and dying. It was one of the cruellest cases of animal abuse that the NSPCA had come across. These animals were denied basic minimum care and suffered neglect, starvation and abandonment.
The NSPCA is considering a Private Prosecution.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi