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
"The animals must have gone through indescribable pain and suffering. Visible drag marks were seen on the animals," Smith said.-Sapa
|Crime Category:||Animal Cruelty|
|Crime Date/Time:||5 Jun 2011, 00:06 AM|
|Reported Date:||7 Jun 2011, 10:06 AM|