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NSPCA condemns butchering of cow while alive on N2 near King William’s Town

It’s understood the cow had been involved in a collision with a car on Sunday.

Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - The NSPCA has condemned the actions of bystanders who butchered a cow on the N2 Highway outside King William’s Town, in the Eastern Cape, while it was still alive.

It’s understood the cow had been involved in a collision with a car on Sunday.

A group of people armed with axes then surrounded the animal and started hacking at it for meat.

When an SPCA inspector arrived on the scene, they became hostile towards her.

Spokesperson Jaco Pieterse says the inspector managed to euthanase the cow while the bystanders continued the attack.

“People should have consideration for animals and realise that animals can feel pain and suffering. They should have ended this animal’s suffering before they started butchering it for its meat.”