3 arrested for ‘dognapping’ in Batangas

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MANILA, Philippines—Three men were arrested while transporting 27 dogs to be slaughtered for meat in Baguio City, police said Thursday.

Three of the dogs were dead while the 24 others were weak when police flagged down the van ferrying the animals on a highway in Lemery, Batangas, Chief Superintendent Benito Estipona, Calabarzon regional director, said.

Estipona identified the suspects as Cabrera Generoso Garga, Roneto Medina, and Rosendo Magsino who were arrested along Diocno Highway in Lemery around 6:40 p.m.

A concerned citizen tipped off police about the transport of dogs for the underground meat market in Baguio City, he said.

Estipona said the suspects are now under custody while charges for violation of the Animal Welfare Act are being prepared against them.

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  • patriotic_act

    stricter penalties and long jail-time for this people please.

  • GustoKoHappyKa

    palitan natin yung mga aso ng may rabies at padala sa baguio..para mamatay na yung mga kumakain ng aso dyan sa baguio

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    Dognapping naman ngayon. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/anniemocity annie moso

    Ok. I like this story because 1. someone cared enough to do something about it and reported it to the authorities and 2. authorities responded. But what happened to the dogs?? Their rescue is part of the story after all. Just an observation.

    • patriotic_act

      that is another question.. given that the previous owners never get a chance to get them this dogs will soon be euthanized.. bringing us to another point where we need another law..

      “responsible pet ownership”..

      a lot of centers are giving “free neutering/spaying” and if we dont plan to have more pets we should be responsible enough to have them neutered (specially cats na mabilis dumami).. libre na nga eh.. effort nalang at responsibility ang kailangan 

  • Horst Manure

    If each area had animal registration and made the owners buy collars you would have less wild dogs roaming the streets and less barking dogs 25/8, but when you can lock a dog in a cage 2ft square for it miserable life you have a long way to go.

  • Love God

    Bad news for Baguio.

    If you are going to visit baguio , eat in KFC, Mcdo or jollibe  for sure.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UPG7R2Q2IISKFXEQ5QQD5LIFCA ernie

    Dognapping is unforgivable. The death penalty should be imposed on this scumbags. Death is to good a punishment for them. We should squeeze out the names of their buyers and kill them all.

  • alex ca

    Sana wag naman tong mangyari sa dog ko baka ang magnakaw ay baka huli na kung hindi makatakbo sa hospital.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Baka naman hindi ipinagbabawal sa Baguio ang pagbebenta ng lutong karne ng aso… Dapat ipagbawal din kahit saan panig ng bansa ang pagluluto ng karne ng aso… Kung walang magtitinda ng lutong karne ng aso, e di wala na rin magnanakaw at mamimili ng aso para iluto…

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