If you have been following When In Manila, you’ve probably read heaps of stories, awareness, and other stuff about animals.
For instance, this Police Officer feeds the stray dogs with a decent meal. You may read the whole story here.
Aside from featuring people like him, we also help owners find their missing pets; we extend our assistance to owners who are seeking justice, as well.
And just recently, we shared Netizen’s heartbreaking farewell letter to his beloved pet named Caio.
With the above-mentioned articles, I think it’s obvious that we definitely love animals and are against animal cruelty.
That’s why, when Netizen took to Facebook her plea to the presumptive president-elect, (Davao Mayor) Rodrigo Duterte to give the maximum penalty to pet abusers, I think it’s about time.
Photo credit: Jhen Go
Jhen go shared this and posted to Rody Duterte for President Movement International Facebook page along with the caption: “Hoping…… please..”
There are many signs of animal abuse such as:
- looks malnourished
- poor and noticeable trauma
- flea or tick infested
- chained and has little room to move
The Philippines has RA 8485, also known as,“THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998,” which its main purpose is to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in the Philippines by providing shelter, proper care, and more.
Section 6 of the said act indicates that: It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat any animals or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horse fights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal welfare. (Source: paws.org.ph)
We have yet to hear our future president’s stand about animal cruelty.
Do you think giving maximum penalty to abusive pet owners is the answer? Share your thoughts below.