NSPCA Discovers Yet More Cruelty
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A routine inspection of the GWK Abattoir and feedlot in De Aar in the Northern Cape by NSPCA Senior Inspector Grace Le Lange, uncovered yet more cruelty and farm animal welfare issues. This time the ill-treatment of lambs and sheep through extremely rough handling and bodily injuries caused by inept shearing.
Senior Inspector Grace de Lange of the NSPCA’s Farm Animal Protection Unit explained: – “I observed sheep being dragged by one of their hind legs. Some sheep were dragged upside down and parts of their bodies – including their heads – banged into the railings as they were pulled in this manner. I witnessed sheep being dragged by their ears and fleece, including being pulled over another sheep that was in a recumbent position. This particular sheep needed assistance to enable it to stand.”
Intervention by de Lange brought the process to a halt. One animal had up to 14 cuts on it. There are only two NSPCA societies for the entire Northern Cape area, one inspector is based in Upington and another in Kimberley. Due to these staffing constraints, NSPCA have to make special trips to these areas.
See more on the NSPCA here.