The South African Satanic church is offering a R10 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Manenberg cat serial killer.
This as the number of the cats increased to 42 today after two other cats were found this morning. This reward is an addition to the R10 000 reward offered by the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa.
The South African Satanic Church spoke out about “misconceptions” regarding “associated rituals involving animals” following the slaughter of over 37 cats in Manenberg, Cape Town over recent weeks.
Some members of the general public have labelled the killings as an act of Satanism, however, in a statement, the organisation’s Riaan Swiegelaar and Adri Norton expressed that “None of our rituals require the slaughter of any living being.”
The South African Satanists have now allocated a R10 000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the Manenberg cat killer following a meeting on Monday morning.
“We as the South African Satanic Church are shocked and appalled by the events that has transpired in Manenberg where 37+ cats have been slaughtered,” said the church in a statement.
“The general public still associate rituals involving animals with Satanism. This is mainly due to misconceptions spread through the Satanic Panic. We as the South African Satanic Church do not condone any abuse or slaughter of animals. This goes against Satanism, as well as Satanic philosophy.”
“Satanists see man as just another animal – sometimes better but more often worse than those that walk on all fours. He is an animal who, because of his ‘divine spiritual and intellectual development’, has become the most vicious animal of all. Elevating the human species to a position somehow innately superior to other animals is blatant self-deceit,” reads one of the statements.
“Humanity is driven by the same natural urges that other animals experience. While our intellect has allowed us to accomplish truly great things (which should be appreciated), it can also be credited with incredible and wanton acts of cruelty throughout history.”
“The safety and protection of animals are of utmost importance to us especially as the Satanic philosophy calls for all animals to be held in the highest regard.”