Nica Richards
Deputy online news editor
7 minute read
21 May 2020
2:37 pm

Sandton’s Tiger Kugel has animal rights groups on edge

Nica Richards

The Sandton tiger apparently isn't the only one of his kind living in Gauteng and though they're not quite Tiger Kings, there are apparently quite a few people in the East Rand who own big cats due to legal loopholes allowing for it.

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Reports of a tiger cub spotted on a residential property in Morningside, Sandton, earlier this week, have the Sandton SPCA and Ban Animal Trading (BAT) fuming, but it appears that no one really knows if the tiger's owners are even in violation of the law. Senior SPCA inspector Stephen Maila told The Citizen that a warning has been issued to the tiger’s owner, with a list of recommendations to be adhered to within 21 days. Maila said the warning was issued by an environmental health inspector that represents the City of Johannesburg (CoJ), and lamented that the owner may not...