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Pit bulls being ‘surrendered in record numbers’ – South Africa

November 23, 2022 11:14 pm

Pet owners in South Africa are surrendering their pit bull dogs because they are being attacked, poisoned, or beaten to death, the agency against animal cruelty in the country has said.

“The SPCA is taking action at great risk and cost to assist animals and communities. Realistically, the movement does not have the resources to cover the cost of this national campaign without support from other relevant role players,” Keshvi Nair, the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA), public relations officer told the site.

There’s been increased public anger over growing reports of pit bulls attacking and killing children in recent weeks.

An online petition garnered tens of thousands of signatures calling for owning the dog breed to be banned.

South Africa has one of the highest incidents of deaths related to dog attacks in the world relative to its population, according to reports.

Author: Staff Writer

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