Members of the public encouraging, hosting and participating in dog fights have been warned that the activity is not only grossly cruel but also criminal. Dog fighting related reports have been on the increase recently and pet owners and animal rights groups are concerned with the escalation. Although the apparent[…]
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA Cape of Good Hope) has found that some Qurbani farms are in violation of the Animals Protection Act during inspections in Cape Town this past Eid-al-Adha. Eid-al-Adha, or the Eid of Sacrifice, is an Islamic holiday which sees millions of[…]
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[…]
The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA has reiterated its call to the Muslim public planning to slaughter sheep or cattle for Qurbani to respect the rights of the animal. The annual religious celebration of Eid-ul-adha (Eid of Sacrifice) is only a few days away and this year, Qurbani begins on[…]
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is investigating how a dead baboon was found in the cupboard of a Gugulethu home. A video of the baboon’s “miraculous” appearance was caught on film and posted on social media last Thursday. A pastor “sensed” a Tokoloshe (an evil spirit) was inside a[…]
While Eid al-Adha celebrations come to a close, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has indicated that the qurbaan process remains a concern. Following last year’s inspections, in which at least 15 warnings were given to farm owners, the SPCA has this year increased its presence[…]
Over the past year, the issue of qurbani has garnered much attention following farm inspections conducted by the SPEAKS FOR, PROTECTS AND CARES FOR ANIMALS (SPCA) of the Cape of Good Hope. The organisation during the 2015 qurbani period inspected a number of farms where it witnessed that those conducting[…]
As Eid Al-Adha approaches, many animal rights groups have called to the fore the treatment of animals at slaughter houses during the qurban (sacrifice) period. In 2015, the Cape of Good Hope Speak, Protect and Care for Animals (SPCA) raised concern over the treatment of animals in conducting the Islamic[…]
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has laid charges of assault against attackers who had stoned a collection officer when they attempted to save animals from brutal attacks in Delft. When the SPCA collected the ill animal, the son of the owner along with three of his friends, allegedly stoned[…]
There are some that knowingly and deliberately flout the law when engaging in the practice of animal slaughter on Eid al-Adha, the SPCA in the Western Cape has alleged. Muslim’s annually engage in a ritualistic slaughtering of livestock on the day of Eid, and are required to adhere to specific[…]
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