ANIMALS

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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News | 17 November 2021

How horses give hope to Atlantis youth

Horse Pals rescues horses — and people

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Video | 11 November 2021

Where there’s a wool there’s a way: Dolly the sheep bleats the odds

Meet Dolly, the sheep with a prosthetic leg, and her friends.

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Video | 30 September 2021

Environment group goes to court to block wetland road project

Endangered Cape toad at centre of dispute as government approves ‘crucial’ new Noordhoek road link

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News | 7 April 2021

Dog walker “finds joy” with furry pets amid lockdown blues

One dog walker says he often walks about 25 dogs per day

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Brief | 22 January 2021

Adopt a Pet shelter in Philippi to close after 17 years

Death of founder and funder spells closure for well-known shelter

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Brief | 13 January 2021

PE horse grooms’ hearing delayed by seven days

CCMA to make a decision on a technical point of law to be argued in the case

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Brief | 16 October 2020

Grooms and stable owners head to CCMA

The struggling racing industry is beset with labour conflict

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News | 14 October 2020

“They stabbed and stoned my horses” says Fairview stable owner

Dippin Blu Horse Racing considers legal action against its former workers after protest

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News | 18 September 2020

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday

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Photo Essay | 3 September 2020

Alarm over proposed changes to Meat Safety Act

Legislative amendments would include most animals as meat products

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News | 15 May 2020

Covid-19: Worldwide call for ban on wildlife markets

Appeal sent to World Health Organisation to publicly confirm threat posed to health

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News | 9 April 2020

Two dogs shot in Khayelitsha lockdown recovering

“We were completely shocked. We confronted the officer and asked him why he shot the dogs like that”

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News | 8 April 2020

Looking out for Cape Town’s cart horses

The Cart Horse Protection Association relies solely on donations to oversee 450 horses

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News | 25 October 2019

Last minute reprieve for Khayelitsha dogs

Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s appeal for help gets positive response across city

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News | 23 May 2019

Circus animals: part of a magical world, or the victims of cruelty?

Protesters call for boycott of travelling circus

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Feature | 4 April 2019