Two National Inspectors were recently working in Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal, when they came across an adult Holstein Friesland cow who was tied down in a horizontal position onto the bin of a vehicle. They approached the vehicle and found two gentleman beside the vehicle, the tied cow had broken the rear wind shield glass with its head whilst being transported. There were minor cuts to the head, possibly from the shattered glass.
The bin of the vehicle and the front seats of the vehicle was covered in glass. The cow’s legs were tied with rope that was cutting into the animal’s skin. The body of the cow was secured with rope and wire. It was clear that the animal was too large for the vehicle and was being transported in a position that was causing unnecessary suffering.
The NSPCA Inspectors were fortunate to be passing that area at that specific time which prevented further unnecessary suffering. We believe it is through sheer negligence and disregard for the animal’s welfare that the driver transported the animal in such an inhumane manner. This form of transportation is in contravention of the National Transportation Standard SANS 1488:2014 and the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962.
Criminal charges will be laid against the driver.
It is not okay to transport animals in a position or state that you won't feel comfortable in either.
|Crime Category:||Animal Cruelty|
|Crime Date/Time:||8 Mar 2018, 07:03 AM|
|Reported By:||Report A Crime|
|Reported Date:||9 Mar 2018, 07:03 AM|