The National Stock Theft Prevention Forum (NSTPF) has been involved in many meetings and crime prevention groups all over the country and it is obvious that the modus operandi of the livestock perpetrators are challenging, especially in Gauteng.
Previously the NSTPF warned against various aspects of livestock theft and the involvement of the livestock owner to be a guardian to the livestock. Current evidence indicate that the results of the involvement of the livestock owner created a challenge for the livestock perpetrator. Livestock owners are more aware and count their animals regularly, when animals are stolen the livestock owners rush to abattoirs and auctions all over the country. The result of the activities of the livestock owners are that more and more brutal slaughtering of animals occur on a daily basis.