Target: Philippines Congress, House of Representatives
Sponsor: Rhodora Maiolo, www.DOGMEATTRADE.com
Because this barbaric commercial industry provides a steady flow of
income not only to the traders but to officials and police officers, the
dog meat trade remains unscathed from the Welfare Act. However, House
Bill 2991 is currently pending in the Committee on Revision of Laws that
provides a stiffer penalty to dog meat traders. Introduced by
Representative Francis Escudero, the creation of the bill was based on
the need to upgrade an Act that, as noble as the objectives of the law
are, the traders remain elusive because the penalty is unrealistic. The
penalty must be upgraded.
OUR GOAL is to obtain OVER 50,000 signatures by APRIL 30, 2007.The Bill
is expected to be addressed by Congress in May 2007. It is obvious that
the only way we can ensure that dogs in the Philippines are protected is
to place the Philippines government under the international spotlight.