SPCA to lay criminal complaint against CT motorist filmed driving over geese

SPCA's Belinda Abrahams says a complaint will be laid with the police to ensure the motorist is brought to book.

Western Cape Education Department spokesperson Jessica Shelver shared this image on social media after a motorist killed two baby Egyptian geese in the Cape Town CBD. Picture: Jessica Shelver/Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Cape of Good Hope SPCA says it's now identified the motorist who was caught on camera driving over two baby Egyptian geese in the Cape Town CBD last week.

The incident was filmed by the Western Cape Education Department spokesperson Jessica Shelver.

I just saw this heartless inhumane person kill two ducklings purposefully on the corner of Spin Street and Adderley...

Posted by Jessica Shelver on Friday, 9 November 2018

The video has since gone viral on Facebook, sparking public outrage.

SPCA's Belinda Abrahams says a complaint will be laid with the police to ensure the motorist is brought to book.

“In terms of the punishment under the Animals Protection Act, the accused could be facing imprisonment from between three and 15 years or a fine between R60,000 and R300,000, depending on whether the matter is heard in a regional or district court.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)