Cops Arrest 2 Suspects Over Alleged Involvement on Dog Meat Trade in Bulacan
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Two suspects have been arrested over alleged involvement in the illegal dog meat trade in Pandi, Bulacan.
Bulacan PNP and the Animal Kingdom Foundation rescued eight dogs during a rescue operation in Pandi, Bulacan. The police authorities have also arrested the two caretakers at the establishment.
The Animal Kingdom Foundation received a report that several individuals were involved in slaughtering and selling dog meats. The institution caught the suspects trying to sell the dog meat at a nearby fish pond.
“When we got there actually, nakasako na ‘yung mga aso and they were just waiting there to be picked up. 19 years nap ala siyang nagtitinda ng aso na buhay. Nangako naman na siya na hindi niya itutuloy but for us, that was a great success because 19 years at least ngayon matitigil na,” atty. Heidi Caguioa of AKF said.
The authorities failed to arrest the supposed buyer of poor dogs. The fur babies have been brought to the shelter of Animal Kingdom Foundation in Capas, Tarlac for treatment and rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, a dog owner in the town of Bustos, Bulacan killed his two dogs using an air gun after his wife complained about the noise of their pets.
The suspects will face corresponding sanctions and penalties for violation of the Animal Welfare Act of 1998.
“I would like to send a message, a strong message to anyone who is still doing maltreating dogs and practicing dog meat trade, itigil na po natin ‘yan. Magbago nap o tayo. Tratuhin natin ng maayos at makatao ang ating mga alagang hayop,” Caguioa added.
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