Man held for killing and eating puppy
A Mitchells Plain man will appear in court after he apparently put a puppy on an open fire and then ate it, according to a report.
The Daily Voice reported that the Cape Town man, 43, believed to be a drug addict, was arrested on Thursday on charges of animal cruelty and violating the Animal Protection Act.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said it was one of the worst cases it had seen.
"When I spoke to him he told me: I slit the puppy's throat, skinned it and braaied it and I ate it," NSPCA inspector Peter Eccles said.
"He said he read it somewhere that the SPCA said it was OK and I explained to him that it was not."
According to the newspaper, an adult dog and her six puppies were found in the man's shack and rescued.
Provincial police confirmed the man's arrest and said he "instantly admitted" to the crime.