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A call for animal justice: Defenseless dogs have been poisoned to death

A call for animal justice: Defenseless dogs have been poisoned to death

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  • She reminisced on her last happy moment with them, after knowing of their sudden death
  • The last time she went home, she remembered how happy her dogs would welcome her
  • She wanted to believe that it was just dreamed, but in reality that would not happen again

For a dog lover who losses his dog’s life is just losing the most precious thing in the world. The pain felt is so incomparable to anything, especially upon knowing that they have been killed by heartless individuals.

A heartbreaking post of Felria Imlat Taneza on her Facebook account, as she pours her sentiment over the death of her dogs in the province, reminisces her last happy moment with them, after knowing of their sudden death.

Felria visits her dogs once a week because she had to work in the city. The last time she went home, she remembered how happy her dogs would welcome her. Even if she hadn’t eaten yet, she would bring a piece of loaf bread just for them because she misses them so much. She had cooked food for them as a reward for guarding the house when they were at work and for her, they deserve this kind of humane treatment.

She also recalled on a Sunday when she bathed them with a special shampoo she bought so they wouldn’t have lice. Felria remembers chasing them because they were so afraid of taking a bath, but they would immediately behave as soon as they stayed on the water.

She narrated her sweetest memories with her dogs, when they would rush towards her to brush her hands on their fur and run off to the rice field fronting their house. Simply watching the dogs play around would give her happiness.

Before she went off, she reminded the dogs to watch over the house and promised them that she would give them a surprise on her next visit and she never expected that would be the last time she would see her dogs.

Felria’s heart broke into pieces when she saw the picture of her lifeless dogs lying on the ground. She couldn’t believe that all her dogs were poisoned. She wanted to believe that it was just a dream and that her dogs would welcome her, as if they haven’t seen her for a decade; but in reality, that would not happen again.

Nung sabado lang.. sinalubong nyo pa ako s sobrang tuwa kc once a week lang ako umuwi jan dhil kelangan ko magwork s…

Posted by Felria Imlat Taneza on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Felria was crying her heart out as she thanked her dogs who have served them well, and with all the good memories they have shared.

“Salamat sa lahat lahat… PITCHIE.. SWIPER… at WHITIE…
Salamat sa tapat ninyong paglilingkod…
Salamat sa magagandang ala-ala…”
#PAWS

The #PAWS on her post is an indication that she is seeking justice for her pets that have been killed.

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Dog allegedly raped by a gang in Palawan; Heart Evangelista, netizens call for justice

Dog allegedly raped by a gang in Palawan; Heart Evangelista, netizens call for justice

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  • Netizen calls the attention of people to report a gang rape that has allegedly happened to a dog in Palawan.
  • Peopel have been calling the attention of Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) to take action regarding the incident. 

A netizen has called for help of authorities as a dog was the subject for a gang rape in San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Riesan Hermosa posted screenshots of a conversation between two Grindr users. Man with username raretrip was encouraging the other to take part in a gang rape.

Who was the subject? His dog.

He then stated that there has been a lot of guys who had the chance to have an intercourse with his pet.

Adding to the horror of the mere thought of people sexually harassing the dog, he sent pictures of other men doing so.

Hermosa said that her Facebook post regarding the incident kept on getting deleted due to the sensitive photos which is why she chose to upload the screenshots on Twitter as well.

Netizens have reacted, saying how they are disgusted and horrified about the dog rape. Many of them has urged people to report it to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

https://twitter.com/clariceromela/status/1083334612326084609

https://twitter.com/ddeongussi/status/1083320241076215808

Animal welfare advocate and PAWS spokesperson Heart Evangelista has also reacted to the viral tweet saying that she hopes that it is not real.

PAWS has yet to release a statement regarding the matter.

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Pasay City cat killers sentenced to jail for 6 months

Pasay City cat killers sentenced to jail for 6 months

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  • Teenagers who hit a cat to death is sentenced to jail for 6 months.
  • The four culprits were caught on video hitting a cat to death with a thick piece of wood.

A two-minute video went viral on social media showing a teenager hitting a cat on the head using a thick piece of wood that was handed to him by his friends.

The four boys that appeared in the video are named John Vincent Tenoria, Avelino Vito Jr., Wesley C. Torres and Jomar Estrada.

Days after the video has been uploaded, PAWS filed charges against Tenoria, who was the one who hit the cat to death, and his four companions as they were said to be equally guilty as they have “conspired with each other to strike the cat which eventually caused the animal’s death”.

The Pasay City court has sentenced the four teenagers to six months in jail for the said deed. Judge Joeven Dellosa of Pasay City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 47 stated that the four were “guilty beyond reasonable doubt” for violating the Section 6 of Republic Act 8485 or what is known as the Animal Welfare Act.

Their sentence was reduced to six months and a day after the four have pleaded guilty under a plea bargaining agreement.

Under RA 8485, the penalty cited for the act is imprisonment of at least one year and six months to a maximum of two years and/or a Php100,000 fine.

Anna Cabrera, who is the executive director of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), urged the public to “take the initiative to report animal offenders to authorities… They always post on Facebook. Although this is not wrong, this should not be the immediate reaction.”

“Animal violation is a crime, Like any other crime… if you see someone being robbed, you call the police.”

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UPDATED: Netizen posts pictures of alleged animal cruelty at QC pound

UPDATED: Netizen posts pictures of alleged animal cruelty at QC pound

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Cats and Kittens Rescue PH, an animal welfare group, posted on their Facebook page pictures of cats and dogs allegedly being maltreated, possibly even tortured, by members of the Quezon City LGU (local government unit) tasked to capture stray pets in the area.

As posted on the Cats and Kittens Rescue PH FB page.
As posted on the Cats and Kittens Rescue PH FB page.

According to the group, in an effort to control the spread of rabies as well as prevent animals from urinating and defecating on the streets, stray cats and dogs within Quezon City are normally brought to the pound. If no one comes to claim or adopt them within five days, the animals are then put to sleep.

The pictures were allegedly taken and originally posted by FB user Lourdes Saturre from Batasan Hills. But the welfare group took notice of them since one of the pictures showed a dog with its eyes gouged out. Fearing that this might be a case of animal cruelty, one of the group’s members immediately went to the barangay to try to rescue the impounded animals, only to be told by the Barangay Captain that the animals had already been brought to the city pound in Payatas.

This poses a problem for the group because in order to claim an animal from the city pound, one has to pay an adoption fee of 500 pesos per animal first. The dogs and cats are scheduled to be put to sleep on Friday, September 18, 2015, unless kind-hearted souls are willing to adopt or work with animal welfare groups to save the animals.

Kryndall Garcia, animal rights advocate and inactive member of PAWS (Philippine Animal Welfare Society), opines that the animals were quickly taken to Payatas “…so that they can still earn 500 pesos each dogs and cats unlike if in Batasan, no fees.”

Waiting for the end. (Photo from the Cats and Kittens PH FB page.)
Waiting for the end? (Photo from the Cats and Kittens PH FB page.)

Supposedly, before being put to sleep, the animals also have to suffer the waiting period of five days without being given any food nor water. How the animals are euthanized is also an issue. Another animal rights advocate states that the animals held in Payatas are still being put to sleep via tambucho killing (a process wherein the animals are sealed in a metal box and then exposed to a vehicle’s exhaust fumes) which is illegal. Cats and Kittens Rescue PH, meanwhile, says “mga pusa at aso na hinuhuli at dinadala sa pound minamaltrato na, sinusunog pa ng buhay o inililibing ng buhay.” (Dogs and cats brought to the pound are mistreated, burned alive, or buried alive.) The group further states that taking pictures or videos of animals within the Payatas Pound is strictly prohibited by its administrators.

On the side of the QC LGU, Ms. Garcia was able to speak with Councilor Onyx Crisologo who issued the following statement on the matter: “Hi. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Will inquire about this with the city pound and keep you posted. I personally apologize to the pet owner and rest assured we will not condone this manner of treatment to animals as they should strictly adhere to the animal welfare code passed by the city council, if they do not address this matter as soon as possible there will be consequences.”

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Video of a Dog being Battered Causes Outrage

Video of a Dog being Battered Causes Outrage

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Cruelty to animals is considered an atrocious act by many and is stringently against the law. Onlookers who have watched the video of a dog being whipped by a ruthless man were enraged by what they have seen. The man was seen on the video holding a wooden rod which was used to smash the helpless dog chained in front of a house in Paco, Manila.

It was reported to the Barangay office right away as stated by the Barangay 819 secretary Michelle Maulas. The concerned citizen who took the video believed that the poor dog was slaughtered. The Barangay officials have yet to release their statement regarding the validity of the video uploader’s claim.

“Talagang labag yan sa Animal Welfare Act at ito ay punishable with six months up to two years imprisonment and kung napatay nga yung aso may fine na up to p100,000,”  said PAWS executive director Ana Cabrera in an interview conducted by ABS-CBN News.

Watch: Video of a Dog being Battered Causes Outrage

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