Sorrow and anguish filled a South African harbor as inspectors were unable to put a stop to the loading and departure of a horribly inhumane live export ship full of sheep.
Author National Council of SPCAs
A Kuwaiti company registered in South Africa will be shipping 60,000 live sheep to Kuwait this September. Many will die during the long, arduous, and intolerably hot journey.
There’s no doubt that pet cats kill a large number of wild birds. Whether you’re a proud cat parent, a bird-loving gardener, or both, there are several measures you can take to protect birds from cat attacks.
Compassion for hoarders is not misplaced if you recognize that most of them are in desperate need of psychological help. What hoarders do not need is the type of sympathy and support that enables them to continue harboring and acquiring even more animals.
NSPCA inspectors were recently horrified to discover that horses in the care of South Africa’s army were starving to death. We will be laying criminal charges against the persons responsible for their suffering.
We urgently appeal to members of the public to stop keeping tortoises as pets. By leaving these gentle animals in the wild you will also help relieve the burden placed on rehabilitation centres and ensure the future of the species.
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) welcomes the judgement of the Pietermaritzburg High Court that no wild or captive elephant may be exported for the purpose of keeping it in captivity in a controlled environment.
Lawmakers in Taiwan have announced that the eating of dogs and cats has been banned. South Africa’s National Council of SPCAs adds our voice of approval to this internationally hailed advance for animal welfare.
Donkeys rescued from being slaughtered for their hides have been successfully rehomed to a sanctuary in Bethlehem, South Africa.
The exclusion of animal welfare organisations is short-sighted and inexcusable. There is no competition or conflict between helping people and helping animals. Uplifting the welfare of animals helps communities.
NSPCA personnel have uncovered evidence of large numbers of donkeys having been inhumanely slaughtered at a lion farm near Tosca, South Africa.
Historically, 75% of birds used in racing events never return. Under pressure from NSPCA, the organisers of the SAMDR pigeon race decided to cancel it and return the birds to their loft.