ANIMALS

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Wimpy targeted by animal rights campaigners

Faith-based collective wants restaurants to source eggs from chickens which are not caged

By Kim Reynolds - 27 September 2018
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Killing rats: a clash of values

NSPCA and city’s residents disagree on how to do pest control

By Nicoli Nattrass, Jed Stephens and Jorich Loubser - 23 February 2018
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SPCA dropped by Lottery

Cuts affect services to poor communities

By Roxanne Joseph and Raymond Joseph - 21 February 2018
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Uncertain future for False Bay animal rescue shelter

TEARS needs funding to continue providing free veterinary care to animals in Oceanview, Masiphumelele, Vrygrond, and Red Hill

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 4 July 2017
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Dogs stand in line for anti-rabies vaccinations

Government on a drive to prevent rabies

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 June 2017
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Fire victims in Imizamo Yethu wait to be reunited with their pets

Animal welfare group says City has let them down

By Nicholas Ashby - 7 April 2017
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Donkeys smuggled from SA to China for medicine

North West government to start donkey production programme

By Kimon de Greef - 24 February 2017
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How our Constitution views animals

Court says “animals are sentient beings” capable of suffering and pain

By Safura Abdool Karim - 22 February 2017
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Meet Khayelitsha’s adorable pets

Volunteer facility provides essential medical care to residents’ best friends

By Masixole Feni - 21 February 2017
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Putting the horse before the cart

Cart horses depend for their welfare on their drivers and owners, and the grooms and farriers that help them

Text and all photos by Nicholas Ashby. - 10 November 2016

“They’re stealing the sport”

An in-depth look at the changing face of traditional horse racing in the Eastern Cape - Part Three

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 2 November 2016
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Abattoir workers win unfair dismissal case on appeal

Judge Davis criticises formalistic approach by Labour court

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 August 2016
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Hangberg’s dog rescuer

Up in the cramped Hout Bay district of Hangberg, Shaygam Newman lives on the edge with a dream - to develop the refuge he maintains for dogs and cats

By Nicholas Ashby - 8 June 2016
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Sick pets get a free lift in Vrygrond

Mobile clinic makes a huge difference for pet owners in working class neighbourhoods

By Ashleigh Furlong - 1 February 2016

Blikkiesdorp residents care for their animals despite challenges

Residents of Blikkiesdorp work hard to give their animals a good life, gathering with their pets to receive basic vet care, food and advice from volunteers at Tin Can Town animal rescue organisation.

By Tarryn Saunders - 15 January 2016