The Botswana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says dogs have the right to live following an incident in which De Beers CEO, Neo Moroka, claimed he mistakenly shot a man thinking he was shooting a dog.
Botswana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Supevirsor, Onkarabile Maswabi, says┬ádogs have as much right to life as humans.
He said the incident in Moroka allegedly shot a man after mistaking him for a stray dog shows an inhuman treatment trend towards dogs.
┬á“Dogs also need to be given love like humans but people have tendencies of inhuman treatment against dogs. It┬áis evident because of the rising number of stray dogs in Gaborone,” said Maswabi.
Maswabi also emphasized┬áthat if indeed Moroka accidentally shot the man while he was trying to shoot a dog this clearly shows the society’s attitudes towards dogs.
The incident allegedly happened at Moroka’s farm on Monday, about 22 kilometers from Makopong in the Kgalagadi District.┬á
According to Tsabong Police Station commander, Senior Superintendent Balibadzi Boy the┬áDe Beers chief executive shot at the man by mistake, as he was trying to kill a stray dog that had been terrorizing the deceased.
┬áPolice┬áwere still investigating the case in which Moroka, is alleged to have shot and killed a middle aged man of Tsabong on April 22.
The investigation according to Boy is meant┬áto clear the mist regarding the story that Moroka mistakenly killed the man after he mistook the him for a dog.