- Dec 24, 2014
Johannesburg – The SPCA has revealed that the Carletonville farm where decaying carcasses of more than 4 000 chickens were found is a government-funded project.
The SPCA made the grim discovery early this month where they found the carcasses of the chickens that had died of starvation after getting a tip-off.
Only 19 chickens were alive but they were dehydrated and starving.
According to the SPCA’s Keshvi Nair, they were unsure of how long exactly the animals were there “but it is evident that it would have been an extended period of time seeing that the animals appeared to have starved to death”.
Nair also said when they arrived at the farm, there was no one working there except for a man who was no longer an employee as he had resigned three months prior to the SPCA’s inspection.