SPCA alarmed by increased in dog fighting in Cape Town

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[…]

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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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SPCA: Farmers continue to violate qurbaan regulations

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[…]

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SPCA to inspect farms in preparation for qurban

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[…]

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Muslims must adhere to the Islamic norms of qurban

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[…]

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SPCA stoned ‘like dogs’

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[…]

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SPCA shocked by treatment of animals during qurbani

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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