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If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

Criminal lawyer Ian Allis says citizens need to make sure they are able to prove potential 'harm', before smashing a car window to let someone free.

He says that a person could be sued or criminally charged with malicious injury to property for this behaviour.

Allis advises that, although well-intended, the circumstances need to provide good reason to believe that the animal or person being rescued is in distress.

He also explains that there are legal differences between animal rights and human rights.

The saving of an animals life is very different to the potential danger and necessities when it comes to saving a person's life.

Ian Allis, criminal lawyer

Have a listen to his legal breakdown:

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Animal gym rehabilitates Cape's beloved pets

Animal gym rehabilitates Cape's beloved pets

Qualified veterinary nurse Mandy McCue started Animal Fitness Centre and uses her skills by helping pets recover through therapy.

SPCA suspends 4 staff members for incident of hasty euthanasia

SPCA suspends 4 staff members for incident of hasty euthanasia

SPCA will share the outcome's of a hearing next week and has reached out to the De Beer family who lost their beloved cat Sonix.

SPCA admits wrongdoing after Hout Bay cat put down prematurely

SPCA admits wrongdoing after Hout Bay cat put down prematurely

The SPCA says it doesn't take the decision to euthanise animals lightly and will suspend two staff members for their negligence.

Recent dog attacks highlights need for proper training

Recent dog attacks highlights need for proper training

SPCA explains the importance of training dogs properly following attacks on people in the Cape.

Pet rehab for ageing or ill animals works wonders

Pet rehab for ageing or ill animals works wonders

Pet Wellness Worx provides rehabilitation for older pets, or those with hip dysplasia or spinal injuries, to regain mobility.

Inquest opened after Oudtshoorn boy (4) killed by family dog

Inquest opened after Oudtshoorn boy (4) killed by family dog

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has urged families to socialise their dogs and educate young children on how to interact with animals.

Why you should take your pet's weight more seriously

Why you should take your pet's weight more seriously

Obesity is a problem, and not just for humans. It turns out that the biggest health risk for domestic animals is their weight.

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Exciting times for cricket fans with the announcement of the T20 Global League

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Don't be rude: 5 ways to practice cell phone etiquette

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Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

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3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

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