Animal Anti-Cruelty League calls for jail terms after grisly dog killing

07 May 2021 - 10:43 By Raahil Sain
Two suspects appeared in the Gelvandale magistrate’s court in Gqeberha last week in connection with 20 charges under the Animal Protection Act. File photo.
Two suspects appeared in the Gelvandale magistrate’s court in Gqeberha last week in connection with 20 charges under the Animal Protection Act. File photo.
Image: SUHAIB SALEM

Two Kleinskool men facing animal cruelty charges allegedly tortured Meisie, a crossbred female dog snatched from her owner’s yard, before crushing her skull and hanging her body from a pole.

In her two decades of experience in rescue with the Animal-Anti Cruelty League, Bay inspector Beverly Rademeyer said this was one of the most horrendous cases of animal abuse she had ever dealt with — so much so that she had to undergo counselling.

The league had been sent graphic footage of the dog being tortured to death while bystanders — mostly young children — pleaded with two men to stop.

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