[WATCH] SPCA lays animal cruelty charges following violent attack on seal pup

The SPCA has laid charges against two men who were allegedly involved in the horrific abuse of a Cape Fur seal pup.

The attack was caught on camera and video footage posted on Facebook showing two brutally attacking the young animal.

Also read: Joburg man who dumped dead dog claims there were no vets nearby - SPCA

Colette Mang, chair of the Swartland and West Coast SPCA, says the men will be charged in terms of the Animal Protection Act.

She says the SPCA received tip-offs from community members in Velddrif, Laaiplek, who helped identified the perpetrators.

According to Mang, the video appears to have been taken several months ago.

The probe involves the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, the SPCA and police.

We've laid charges in terms of the Animal Protection Act.

Colette Mang, chair at Swartland and West Coast SPCA

It came to our attention via social media on Tuesday morning. We were horrified and immediately got cracking.

Colette Mang, chair at Swartland and West Coast SPCA

WARNING: This video contains graphic content that may be harmful to sensitive viewers. (Video via Herald Live)

Listen to the SPCA's response and discussion on possible penalties:


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