The Democratic Alliance (DA) has set up a specialised task force to help put a stop to dog fighting in the Western Cape.
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) February 25, 2020
The Office of the Minister Community Safety, Albert Fritz, met with members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum (CAWF) to address the issue of dog fighting.
It was agreed that a follow up meeting would be held with stakeholders including law enforcement, CAWF, the Department of Community Safety and Social Development to establish a task team that will be able to immediately respond to cases.
Minister Fritz said, “I look forward to meeting with CAWF and other stakeholders to establish a task-team to respond to reports of dog-fighting. I have previously condemned the prevalence of dog-fighting in Ocean View and the Cape Flats communities; and re-iterated that the blood sport is both criminal and cruel. It was reported that there are an increasing number of school-aged children participating in dog fights. Where the dog loses the fight, they are destroyed by the child.”
Minister Fritz added that the DA is aiming to halve the murder rate in the Western Cape over the next ten years hence the need to deal with all forms of violence.