Claw and order: farm in fight over seized meerkats and biting monkeys
It all began with a row over two kittens, then things got uglier when their rescuers were set upon by primates
A fight to keep two meerkats on a Free State farm has turned ugly after they were confiscated by Wildlife Conservation because the farm did not have permits for them.
But Philippa du Toit, the woman who rehabilitated the pair, said she inquired at the department but was told that because the meerkats were free to roam she did not need a permit.
But Nature Conservation said they were well within their right to confiscate the animals because they had bitten people and were being kept in a tiny enclosure...