Open Letter – Unethical management of baboons in Western Cape


We have continuously expressed that the protocols need to be reviewed and revised (Attached Annexure A and B) as the efficacy of the management is dependent on better control of human behaviours through management of waste and overall reduction of deterrents which entice baboons into human occupied areas.

MJ Lourens

Head of Communication

+27 (0)21 702 4277

+27 (0)82 922 9046

9B Bell Crescent, Westlake Business Park, 
Green Building, Cape Town, 7945

Issued on behalf of: Fiona Miles, Director South Africa

FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Founded in 1988 in Vienna by Heli Dungler, the organisation advocates for a world where humans treat animals with respect, empathy and understanding. FOUR PAWS’ sustainable campaigns and projects focus on companion animals including stray dogs and cats, farm animals and wild animals – such as bears, big cats, orangutans and elephants – kept in inappropriate conditions as well as in disaster and conflict zones. With offices in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Hungary, the UK, the USA and Vietnam as well as sanctuaries for rescued animals in twelve countries, FOUR PAWS provides rapid help and long-term solutions.