Pleas for Qurbani to be conducted humanely

While hujaaj prepare for the official start of the Hajj pilgrimage, Muslims in South Africa and around the world prepare for Eid al-Adha, or the “Eid of sacrifice”. Muslims across the globe will mark Eid al-Adha by slaughtering animals as an act of sacrifice. However, for those with questions surrounding[…]

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Only use experienced slaughterers for home Qurbani: SPCA

Qurbani farms in the Western Cape will be experiencing an increase in traffic over the coming days as Muslims prepare for the annual religious celebration of Eid-ul-adha (Eid of Sacrifice). Qurbani rituals will commence from Tuesday 21st August and thousands of livestock will be slaughtered over the coming week. The[…]

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Qurbani farms hard hit by WCape drought

By Abubaker Abrahams The Western Cape is facing the worst drought to hit the region in decades. The demand for water has also steadily increased every year due to the province’s rapidly growing population and economy. This, as well as climate change, has added significant pressure on water supply in[…]

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Safeguard animals on Guy Fawkes Day

The hearing ability of animals is seven times more sensitive than the average human. It is said that some animals can hear a grasshopper eating so ultimately a firecracker going off next to an animal is equivalent to a bomb detonating close to a human being. A fear of fireworks[…]

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SPCA issues warnings to Qurbani farms

Authorities have issued a stern warning to Qurbani farms that they will be shut down, if they are found to have treated any animals inhumanely. This comes after the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA issued six warnings to a number of Qurbani farms in the Western Cape after they[…]

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Animal protection group urges SA to scrap trophy hunting

A global animal protection organisation has written to environmental ministers in South Africa and Namibia to urge them to abandon trophy hunting. The Humane Society International (HSI) said on Monday that it sent letters to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa and her Nambian counterpart Pohamba Shifeta on Friday. The appeal is[…]

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SPCA bemoans ‘worst Guy Fawkes in years’

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is still dealing with a flood of complaints of distressed animals affected by the loud bangs of fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day on Wednesday evening. The SPCA says this year’s Guy Fawkes Day was the worst in years. On Wednesday evening, the SPCA’s Inspection[…]

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