- Charges of animal cruelty will be laid against the protestors who slaughtered a sheep on Clifton Beach
- The City of Cape Town, as well as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, have condemned the slaughter
- The protestors slaughtered the sheep as part of a ritual to contact their ancestors
The City of Cape Town has announced that it will be laying charges of animal cruelty against the people who slaughtered a sheep on Clifton Beach.
A report by EWN indicates that the City will lay charges of animal cruelty. The group of people slaughtered the sheep as part of a ritual to contact their ancestors.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that protestors got together after people were chased off the beach on the 16th of December.
The act was also condemned by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
JP Smith of Cape Town says the people did not have a permit to slaughter the sheep. Law enforcement was told they were not to allow the sheep to be taken to the beach.
The sheep had been carried across the rocks from an adjacent beach and they had not spotted it earlier enough.
According to reports, officials tried to intervene when they realised the sheep was still alive, but a member of the SAPS stopped them, claiming it was within the protestor's rights to slaughter the sheep.
It is reported that charges will be laid against the SAPS member as well as he 'overreached his authority'.
South Africans were not impressed with the ritual killing.
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