Ventersburg police dragged cows

The Virginia SPCA in the Free State has laid a charge of animal cruelty against Ventersburg police after they allegedly dragged two injured cows to their offices, Beeld reported on Tuesday. SPCA committee member Thea Smith told the newspaper the cows were injured in an accident on Sunday at about 10pm, but the SPCA was only called in the next day. The cows, which had broken legs, were allegedly dragged to the police office and left overnight. Smith said people had told of how they heard the cows "cry" the entire night. The animals were immediately put down by the SPCA, Beeld reported. Smith said one of the high ranking officers was upset because he wanted to braai the animals. Initially Smith said she received opposition when she arrived at the police station, but she insisted on laying a charge of animal cruelty. "The animals must have gone through indescribable pain and suffering. Visible drag marks were seen on the animals," Smith said.-Sapa

Report ID: 1174
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Free State
City/Town: Virginia
Suburb: Ventersburg
Address: Ventersburg police
Crime Date/Time: 5 Jun 2011, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 7 Jun 2011, 10:06 AM
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  • Penny Bartlett 10 Jun 2011, 04:40 PM

    Frigging savages

  • Annetjie4 10 Jun 2011, 03:13 PM

    This is absolutely disgusting to say the least?! Maybe The guilty parties in this whole issue should deserve the same fat as the poor innocent cows did!

  • renier 10 Jun 2011, 02:14 PM

    I agree... That's horrifying. To think that these policemen are trained to assist and protect us.

  • Jax 9 Jun 2011, 08:54 PM

    Don't forget to after breaking the legs to leave them overnight before taking them to hospital. But seriously, how do they sleep at night? It is heartless and cruel.

  • Matthew4 9 Jun 2011, 10:34 AM

    Tie-up offending Ventersburg policemen, break their legs then drag them to the hospital behind the SPCA van.

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