Wild Caracals living on Table Mountain, but not for long unless they get help

African lynx

Few people know that wild cats called caracals (a.k.a rooikat or African lynx) still live in Cape Town. These beautiful, mainly nocturnal predators live around the famous Table Mountain and survive on wild prey like rodents and birds.  They are not a threat to people, but they are vulnerable as never before. Leopards are now […]

Your donations in ACTION in February 2020

Bela Bela

South Africa We resumed our work in South Africa’s poverty-stricken Hillview township, in Cape Town. For three months, the army wouldn’t let us go there because it was too dangerous. In February, they allowed us to go in with armed guards and a police escort. Within an hour, we had filled two rescue vans with […]

Lions on the move: UK charity helps South African lion gene pool

Lion Relocation

Lions all over Africa are disappearing at a frightening rate. A hundred years ago there were 200,000 lions – a meager 20,000 are left. Rural people kill lions as they fear they will kill their livestock, hunters kill lions for trophies and their paws and bones are used in phony Asian medicine. As their numbers […]

Cats are traditionally thought of as independent creatures

TEARS Cats

Cats are traditionally thought of as independent creatures, pretty much doing their own thing and not needing much affection. Scientists say they remain wilder than dogs even after countless generations of domesticity and that they really are more independent than dogs and fussy about who they bond with. This can be a problem for rescued […]

Good news for animals in Africa

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Poor African children learning to love dogs. Animal welfare organization Network for Animals (NFA) has initiated an outreach program in South Africa’s desperately poor township areas, to add an educational aspect to their crusade against animal abuse. “We’ve witnessed some awful neglect and cruelty, in townships, but often this is rooted in misinformation and fear,” […]

The story of a very important elephant

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International animal welfare organization Network for Animals (NFA) has made a dream come true for South Africa’s Addo Elephant National Park by moving an elephant with big tusks there. Tembe, a giant bull from the Tembe Elephant Park in KwaZulu-Natal was relocated 1,300 kilometers south to Addo with one big job – to go forth […]

It’s time for SA to stop ignoring canned lion hunting

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Thousands of lions in South Africa are bred in captivity and then drugged and presented dazed for trophy hunters to shoot from parked vehicles. About 200 facilities across the country breeds them for canned hunting, and as many as 6,000 lions are stockpiled for hunters. David Barritt, chief campaigner for animal welfare charity Network for […]

NFA supporters buy new vehicle for animal rescue organization

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It was a good day for South African animal rescue organization Fallen Angels, they got a special vehicle to help them save animals. David Barritt, Network for Animals’ chief campaigner, presented Fallen Angels’ Shireen Williams with a Toyota Hilux vehicle, specially modified for their work in dangerous shanty towns where roads are poor, and conditions […]

The agonizing deaths of township animals

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Rural townships are home to an estimated 85% of all pets in South Africa, and most of them are likely to suffer agonising gruesome deaths. Township life is tough and dangerous, and most poverty-stricken pet owners don’t regard animal welfare as a priority. In fact, it’s at the bottom of their to-do lists, and many […]

Children show no mercy for pups in township, sets them alight

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A mother’s love is unconditional – whether human or an animal. The number one priority is protecting them from danger. For mum Michelle, nothing could have been more devastating than witnessing her puppies being stabbed and then burnt. A few nasty children had stabbed some of her seven pups with pointed sticks and when the […]

Botswana’s elephants: myths vs facts

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By Ross Harvey – Conservation Action Trust Botswana president, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi, recently hosted a summit in Kasane for five southern African heads of state to forge a common regional elephant conservation policy. Since Masisi took over it has been proposed to rescind the hunting moratorium imposed under Ian Khama, in 2014. The Kasane conference […]