City of Cape Town is warned to stop its rats control strategy or face hefty fine

However, NSPCA has issued a warning to the City of Cape Town. The NSPCA says it is illegal to drown the rats and they are also against poisoning.

Mike Wills (standing in for John Maytham) spoke to Siyabulela Mamkeli, Mayoral Committee Member: Health who confirmed receiving a warning from NSPCA to stop drowning the rats.

Mamkeli said that the city has since stopped drowning the rats and reverted back to block-baiting. He says that the drowning strategy was much safer to humans.

He says the issue is currently in the hands of their legal team.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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