Africa-Press – South-Africa. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says it’s confident “justice will be delivered” upon the person who killed a pregnant baboon in upmarket Constantia, Cape Town, in September.
A small calibre bullet was recently recovered from the animal’s corpse. The SPCA said the post-mortem also recovered lead pellets from the body.
Last week, the organisation opened a case with the police for killing an animal, unlawfully hunting a protected species, and discharging a firearm in a residential area.
“To cause any animal such horrific suffering is inexcusable,” read a media statement from the animal charity.
Beauty Without Cruelty has offered an R8 000 reward for information leading to a conviction.
Two “baboon angels” volunteers close to the scene at the time of the incident submitted affidavits, claiming they heard a shot from a property on Monterey Drive.
The angels are activists who monitor the baboon troop after the Cape Town Metro removed baboon rangers from the area due to a “lack of contingent funds”.