SPCA officials were assaulted by a 60-year-old homeowner when they tried to remove four Saddle horses from a “smelly, filthy” property in Grassy Park, Cape Town.
The horses were allegedly being kept in poor living conditions, drinking filthy water, and the owner was using a cruel and archaic training method on one of the horses which involved tying the horse’s neck in a tight hyper-flexed, arched bow position and holding it there for long periods.
Police arrested the homeowner, and SPCA officials laid criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act.
What can you do?
- Research the Animals Protection Act and the legal implications of animal cruelty.
- Contact your local SPCA to learn more about how you can help prevent animal cruelty.
- Reach out to your local government representatives to advocate for stronger laws and regulations to protect animals.