‘Bored’ kids torture animals

FIGHTING CRUELTY: Patsy Wagner wants to curb violence against animals by giving marbles and toys to children in the northern areas. With her is Caitlyn Wagner, Cody the dog, and, behind, Darryn and Ezree Shaw. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
FIGHTING CRUELTY: Patsy Wagner wants to curb violence against animals by giving marbles and toys to children in the northern areas. With her is Caitlyn Wagner, Cody the dog, and, behind, Darryn and Ezree Shaw. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

ACTS of animal torture, cruelty and neglect by bored children are rife and on the rise in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas and in other parts of Nelson Mandela Bay.

With this in mind, the Animal Anti-Cruelty League is launching an urgent campaign to curb potential animal cruelty during the next school holidays.

Exposed to almost weekly acts of neglect and violence against pets and stray animals, field worker and education officer for the league in Port Elizabeth, Patsy Wagner, is campaigning to halt an anticipated spike in abuse during next month’s school holidays. – Shaun Gillham

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  • May 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm
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    people caught abusing animals need to be severely puniashed as the animals can not fend for themselves. when an animal bites a person then they immediately want to have that animal put down sometimees without even finding out why. sometimes they bite out of self defence. Dallas

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