Criminal charges laid against culprit of Stellies rooster assault

The Animal Welfare Society (AWS) of Stellenbosch has laid criminal charges against a man seen on camera abusing a rooster over the weekend.

We have opened a case with Stellenbosch police and we've been assigned an investigator who will work closely with us to put together the evidence and make sure justice is served.

Jessica Perrins, spokesperson for the Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch

Photos and videos emerged this past weekend, of a man tossing a rooster around and forcing it to smoke a cigarette at a Stellenbosch residence party.

The incident happened at the residence, called Helshoogte, which has a Cockerill as its emblem.

AWS Stellenbosch spokesperson Jessica Perrins says the organisation sent out an inspector after the video went viral.

The inspector established that the assaulted animal was not the resident chicken at Helshoogte, but a rooster brought to the party by the perpetrator.

It's alleged that the culprit is not a resident at Helshoogte, nor is he a registered student at the university.

However, Perrins believes that the institution and other students needs to be held accountable.

Stellenbosch University does need to hold some responsibility. The people that were present could be charged for failing to act, amongst other things.

Jessica Perrins, spokesperson for the Animal Welfare Society of Stellenbosch

The Animal Welfare Society says the rooster is healthy and safe at an undisclosed location in Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch University declined to comment on air and referred us to a media statement released earlier this week.

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