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Children in animal cruelty video could be tomorrow's killers, warns SPCA

A video showing an act of deviant animal cruelty by a group of about 8 children, between the ages of 7 and 18, made the rounds on social media earlier this month.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA was made aware of this violent video in which these group of children attempt to set a Pitbull on a stray dog.

When the Pitbull didn’t show much interest in the dog, the children continued to stone and hang the stray dog. At the end of the video, the dog is seen lying lifeless after being stoned.

The incident happened at a vlei in Manenberg off Vygieskraal Road.

CapeTalk’s Kieno Kammies spoke to Belinda Abraham - Communications, Education & Resource Development Manager at Cape of Good Hope SPCA who says a case has been opened at the Manenberg Police station.

Because the children are under age in terms of the law, social workers are going to be rendering assistance in hope that these children be rehabilitated in some way

Belinda Abraham - Communications, Education & Resource Development Manager at Cape of Good Hope SPCA

We are still waiting for the official report. Inspectors were able to locate the dog’s body which was thrown in some water close by

Belinda Abraham - Communications, Education & Resource Development Manager at Cape of Good Hope SPCA

The SPCA was successful in identifying all the children involved in the video as well as the individual recording the incident within hours.

If not helped, these children could easily become tomorrow's killers, says Abraham.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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