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Covid-19 regulations cause confusion for sheep shipment

Confusion about who should check a vessel meant to pick up 60 000 sheep has exposed fissures in the Covid-19 regulations

Vegans, pet lovers, ‘invade’ white spaces

Activists and pet owners of colour get a going-over because of racist views about people’s culture

When murderous pigs – and piglets – had their day in court

Rebecca Davis points out that in Europe, until as recently as the 18th century, animals accused of wrongdoing were expected to stand trial.

The show must go on – without animal abuse

The department of agriculture drafted a new law on animal protection. It has adopted a minimalist approach that could face constitutional challenges.

Modise’s farm: ‘Threats’ to the lives of SPCA inspectors

SPCA inspectors say they will lay criminal charges against members of Thandi Modise’s staff who allegedly threatened them at her farm.

American lawyer seeks human rights for chimps

Steven M Wise is campaigning for chimps' right to seek freedom from unlawful detention on the grounds that they are essentially people.

W Rand animal shelter threatened by protests

The Claw animal shelter has been struggling to survive after a week without water and service delivery protests that threaten its offices.

Crocodile bites show why your Birkin bag is so expensive

As demand for crocodile skin handbags increase, luxury goods companies such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci are making acquisitions to secure croc supply.

South Africa’s ‘ships of shame’ under fire

Amid allegations of animal cruelty, a ship carrying 3 500 head of cattle is expected to leave from East London this week bound for Mauritius.

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The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

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People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

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