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Animal Cruelty in South Africa

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The South African government has one of the poorest justice systems worldwide. The lack of productivity worsens the effects of animal abuse in our so

Animals have been killed as part of gang initiations, including being boiled alive, having their feet cut off, being tied onto train tracks, being burnt alive or even being buried alive..

Justice needs to be done and laws need to be established. Paying a small fine for such a sick criminal offence should not be accepted within today's society. Please help stand up for change within South Africa; the government needs to act, and it needs to act NOW!

Dog Racing
       
Racing of any breed of dog is not permitted under South African law.
Animals used for racing have a relatively short competitive lifespan as they are so prone to injuries.  While drugs may be used to mask injuries to force the animals to compete for as long as possible, eventually they are no longer effective and animals are disposed of.

Dogs, pigeons and horses are just some of the animals used for competitive racing.

These athletes do not get much time to rest, if any.  When not training they are restricted and their freedom is limited.  They are not able to enjoy the normal activities to their species.

On a positive note, the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL), has been protecting and caring for animals since 1956.  It is South Africa's second largest independent Animal Welfare Organization, relying entirely on the generosity and goodwill of the animal-loving public for financial support.

They get involved with all aspects of animal welfare - provide shelter for abandoned animals, promote a good adoption programme, prosecute animal cruelty cases, run welfare hospitals for lower income groups, visit underprivileged areas with fully equipped mobile clinics and regularly address schools and clubs on the challenges of animal welfare.

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