SPCA to open case against impatient CT man seen driving over two goslings in CBD

ponder

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Sounds one sided an anecdotal.

They've already assumed the person could see perfectly clearly and did so willfully.

If they were that close to the car odds are you didn't see jack **** and didn't know what the commotion was about. Being SA potentially being frightened of frantic hipsters waving you down in the CBD and decided to get the hell out of there.

Looking at the angle of the car to the ducks one can assume they would have seen the adults, but the goslings should have been pretty much invisible to them.

Not to mention the massive box the idiot has on their dashboard. Should be jailed just for that.

Give the Mazda some credit, they had a 75% success rate. That gives you a pass mark in just about any institution. :)


You can see them from the car and the person must have also seen them approaching from the side.
 

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You can see them from the car and the person must have also seen them approaching from the side.
You were there then sitting next to them?

You can see the adults easily enough, but it’s unlikely the kids will be in view from that angle.
 

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There is apparently a video too. The multiple eye witnesses are all adamant the driver knew they were there and it was intentional.
 

daveza

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https://ewn.co.za/2018/11/12/spca-t...against-ct-motorist-filmed-driving-over-geese

Cape of Good Hope SPCA says it's now identified the motorist who was caught on camera driving over two baby Egyptian geese in the Cape Town CBD last week.

SPCA's Belinda Abrahams says a complaint will be laid with the police to ensure the motorist is brought to book.

“In terms of the punishment under the Animals Protection Act, the accused could be facing imprisonment from between three and 15 years or a fine between R60,000 and R300,000, depending on whether the matter is heard in a regional or district court.”
:thumbsup:
 

Rouxenator

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It is good that this person will get nailed for the horrible act committed, just a pity none of those Hermanus protesters that were swinging cats by their tails got prosecuted.
 

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We have ducks at work, at least 1 is killed by an impatient driver every 2-3 months.Caretaker gets to eat duck that day so no complaints.Ducks sit under the car and wont even move when they hear the engine.
 

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At the risk of being lynched, I'd say it's perfectly possible that the driver couldn't see the goslings, and also it's an assumption that he was aware of what people were trying to tell him.
 
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