outbrain
Close  

Carla Abellana laments dog meat trade in Manila, slams cops for alleged involvement

/ 12:31 PM January 05, 2020
carla abellana

Image: Instagram/@carlaangeline

Actress Carla Abellana slammed authorities after reports arose of police allegedly participating in the illegal dog meat trade which has been occurring inside a compound in Manila.

Abellana, an animal rights advocate, shared animal welfare group PAWSsion Project’s post about a certain NHA Compound in Paco being a slaughterhouse for dogs.

ADVERTISEMENT

“How will you report this to the authorities if they, themselves, are behind it?” the actress said on Instagram last Friday, Jan. 3.

FEATURED STORIES

View this post on Instagram

How will you report this to the authorities if they, themselves, are behind it? . DOG MEAT TRADE ALERT It is now 2020, but yes, it is still happening everywhere in the country. And yes, it is ILLEGAL to sell/trade dog meat for consumption. However, what's even worse is that even those in power (i.e. police officers and baranggay officials) participate in this revolting practice. Also, it is extremely difficult to win cases involving offenses against our so-called Animal Protection Law. When will we take animal rights seriously??? It is exhausting to know that while we use up all our resources just to save dogs in danger, there are individuals out there who do not value other beings' lives. P.S. While it is highly unlikely that people eating cooked meat from a rabid animal would acquire the virus, slaughtering rabid animals poses as a high risk for a rabies outbreak. And people would wonder why rabies is still so rampant in our country. Then in turn, more dogs are killed (i.e. impounded and euthanized) for the sole purpose of eradicating rabies. 😔 If this is not heartbreaking enough for you, we don't know what else is. . Anyone who has connections with mayor @isko_moreno , please help us get the word out. @pawssionproject has been receiving so many awful reports on the strays of Manila and the pound situation remains the same. This 2020, we hope they will also get help. Because ALL LIVES MATTER.. #NoToAnimalCruelty #NoToDogMeatTrade

A post shared by Carla Abellana (@carlaangeline) on

The post bears photos of the said dog slaughterhouse and a message from an unidentified individual reporting the illegal meat trade, stating police themselves buy the dog meat.

“It is now 2020, but yes, it is still happening everywhere in the country,” PAWSsion Project said. “And yes, it is ILLEGAL to sell/trade dog meat for consumption.”

“However, what’s even worse is that even those in power (i.e. police officers and barangay officials) participate in this revolting practice,” the group added.

ADVERTISEMENT

The animal welfare group claimed that it is difficult to win cases on offenses against “our so-called Animal Protection Law,” posing the question, “When will we take animal rights seriously???”

“It is exhausting to know that while we use up all our resources just to save dogs in danger, there are individuals out there who do not value other beings’ lives,” they stated.

In September 2019, Bagong Henerasyon Party representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy proposed the “Anti-Dog Meat Trade Act of 2019,” which would repeal part of the Animal Welfare Act to impose tougher penalties on those involved in the illegal dog meat trade.

PAWSsion Project also stated that even though it is unlikely to acquire rabies when eating cooked meat from a rabid animal, slaughtering them poses a high risk for a rabies outbreak.

“And people would wonder why rabies is still so rampant in our country,” they said. “Then in turn, more dogs are killed (i.e. impounded and euthanized) for the sole purpose of eradicating rabies.”

“If this is not heartbreaking enough for you, we don’t know what else is,” the group added.

Both Abellana and the animal welfare group called out to Manila mayor Isko Moreno to help put a stop to the dog meat trade in the city.

The actress previously spoke out against stray cats and dogs being killed in pounds in the country, and called on aspiring pet owners to adopt straight from the city pounds. JB

RELATED STORIES:

Carla Abellana reveals harsh truth about dogs, cats killed in PH city pounds

Humans more sympathetic to dogs than people, study claims

LOOK: Carla Abellana in tears after losing dog

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Carla Abellana, dog meat, dogs, illegal meat trade, Manila, Police
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.