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H.E. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines
Malacanang Palace, JP Laurel Street
San Miguel Manila NCR 1005
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The Honorable Arthur Cua Yap
Republic of the Philippines, Department of Agriculture

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The Honorable Francisco T. Duque III
Republic of the Philippines, Department Of Health

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Baguio City Hall
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Honorable Officials of Republic of the Philippines:

I commend Congress and President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for enacting the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, with language to ban commerce in dog meat and prevent rabies through required dog vaccination.

The new law surpasses Republic Act 8845 of 1998, with steeper fines and a one to four year jail sentence for each dog slaughtered or sold for meat. It also increases fines for caretakers who neglect to inoculate dogs against rabies or let animals roam unsupervised.

Please strengthen funding for police training, provisional shelters, and public humane education. As you know, the Anti-Rabies Law of 2007 is a "paper law" only — without proper financing and enforcement.

I am worried about illicit dog meat markets in northern regions in and near Baguio City, where residents eat some 200 dogs daily. According to Humane Society International, 500,000 dogs are annually butchered for food in the Philippines, despite the 1998 ban in RA 8845. While the new law inflates fines and jail terms, these advances are irrelevant without police officers trained to investigate and arrest offenders. The law cannot be fulfilled without firm prosecution and punishment of violators.

Most Filipinos shun dog consumption, but profiteers of this gruesome trade can always find a market for dog meat. Publicized videos have revealed dogs squashed inside wire cages in the suffocating heat. To supply dog meat eateries around Baguio City and the Cordilleras region, strays and former pets are captured or stolen and trucked from as far away as the southern Tagalog provinces, Visayas, and Mindanao. Roughly half the dogs perish from starvation and dehydration during the journey.

Survivors wind up in illegitimate slaughterhouses where workers wrench them from cages with looped poles and smash their skulls. The dogs' mouths are bound with plastic cord as butchers slice their throats at the jugular vein. Expelled blood is bottled and sold. The dogs are then tossed over fires to strip away fur. Some regain consciousness during processing. Finally, their bodies are dismembered for distribution to restaurants and public wet markets.

I respectfully ask officials to work within their area of command to uphold the new law and permanently end the slaughter and sale of dogs for consumption. I object to ALL egregious cruelty to animals killed for human ingestion, including the merciless treatment of pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, sheep and other farmed animals around the world.

All sentient creatures feel pain, misery and fear — regardless of their intelligence. The Philippines can ease a piece of animal suffering with the termination of its dog meat trade.

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