Transnet Cat Poisoning Condemned NSPCA Seeking Witnesses

15 March 2017:  TRANSNET’S WIDESPREAD CAT POISONING CONDEMNED - APPEAL FOR WITNESSES 

People with information to please urgently contact: DIALE RATSELA on 071 550 7733

Transnet’s proposed method of eradicating cats in and around various premises owned by the company has met with shock, anger and absolute condemnation by the National Council of SPCAs

The NSPCA asks what kind of people would advocate cruelty to living creatures on this scale? The brutal, pitiless and ruthless treatment of cats who will suffer or have already suffered terribly, prior to death is inconceivable. 

Yet, the “knock-on” effect extends to the secondary poisoning and the suffering of other creatures: - including owls and other scavengers.

Do they care? We think not.  

Berea Mail

Source: Berea Mail

Mirriam Tenyane, the compliance officer for Transnet, has allegedly commissioned a poisoning protocol to operate nationally at Transnet sites where there are feral cats. 

Poisoning animals is a contravention of the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962. 

Warning Issued to Ms Tenyane

The NSPCA issued a warning in terms of the Animals Protection Act to Ms Tenyane on Friday 10 March 2017, in which the need to stop poisoning cats with immediate effect was emphasised, failing which, criminal charges in terms of the Animals Protection Act may be laid.

Correspondence was submitted to the Executive Director of Transnet, requesting an urgent meeting to discuss the matter. To date, the NSPCA has received no response or feedback despite additional telephone calls having been made and emails sent. 

Whilst it is acknowledged that problems may arise with regard to homeless or “feral” populations of animals, HUMANE methods of control, handling and resolution must be employed. 

The NSPCA assures all concerned individuals that we shall pursue this matter relentlessly and steadfastly.  

Witnesses To Please Come Forward

An urgent and heartfelt appeal is made to welfare organisations and caring individuals, including employees of Transnet, to come forward with any evidence of cruelty, poisoning or the mistreatment of any animal by Transnet. Signed affidavits are required.
 

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