Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
13 Feb 2021
7:01 am

‘It sounded like they’re being beaten to death’ – Pigs slaughtered in suburb

Marizka Coetzer

It is against the law for animals not slaughtered in an abattoir to be sold to the public for consumption according to the NSPCA.

Pig farm. Image: iStock

A Pretoria north resident has made a shocking discovery after hearing disturbing squealing noises from a pig in the neighbourhood in the past few nights. “Earlier this week we heard the pigs screaming again. So, it sounds to me they’re beating them to death,” said Pieter Oberholzer. On Wednesday evening he asked on a community Facebook page if residents knew the by-laws on the slaughter of animals in a residential area. “Earlier this week we heard the pigs screaming again,” said Oberholzer. “I’ve been hearing it for the last two days. At first I thought it’s just a pig people...