Rorisang Kgosana
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17 Feb 2015
5:16 pm

Animal cruelty claims at Tuks

Rorisang Kgosana

The University of Pretoria will investigate claims of animal cruelty after geese were reportedly injured by arrows at the school’s LC de Villiers Sports Campus.

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University spokesperson Nicolize Mulder said that on Monday, university staff saw an injured goose with an arrow through its body on Monday but failed to capture it, Rekord East reported.

“They requested personnel from our faculty of veterinary science to come and assist with the capture and treatment of the bird,” Mulder added.

A visitor to the campus, who asked not to be named, said a security guard had told him people were asked to get rid of the geese by using crossbows.

“I saw a goose walking around with an arrow through its body. Another one was even walking with its wing dragging on the grass,” he said.

Tshwane SPCA spokesperson Korky Levanon said such an injury constituted animal cruelty and was a violation of the Animal Protection Act.

She added that an inspector has been sent to the school to investigate.

In September last year, a woman was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after she allegedly threw a puppy over a spiked fence in Daveyton, on the East Rand.

The 22-year-old woman allegedly threw the sick puppy over the 2m fence, and she claimed she had no time to take it to the SPCA.

– Caxton News Service