It’s not a headline-grabber, but the Talisay city government’s decision to stop gassing stray dogs deserves mention if only to rationalize how the populace and local government units (LGUs) treat stray animals, who are what they are simply because they were created that way. The decision to stop this practice, abhorrent even if one were [...]
By Patricia Andrea D. Pateña
Caving in to protests from animal welfare activists, the Talisay City Veterinary Office has decided to stop the practice of killing stray dogs through the so-called “tambutso (tailpipe) gassing”.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Under an ordinance signed recently by Mayor Herbert Bautista, all residents must have their pets, especially dogs, registered and vaccinated to help prevent rabies. Those who fail to do so face hefty fines or even imprisonment.
By Niña Calleja
Of the 587 stray dogs rounded up since the start of the year as part of the Caloocan City government’s drive against rabies, only 40 have been put up for adoption. “If they aren’t adopted or claimed soon, all of them will be euthanized,” city veterinarian Teodoro Rosales told the Inquirer the other day. He [...]
By Vessela Sergueva
Sprawling in the sun or barking and chasing cars, stray dogs have become part of urban life in Bulgaria but after a pack mauled a US university professor to death, the mood of tolerance is over.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) remains committed to making the capital smoke-free despite the challenge to its newly implemented ban on public smoking at the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court. “They will not stop the MMDA from implementing [the smoking ban] especially [since it] has the blessing of all the mayors of Metro Manila,” MMDA assistant general manager for planning Tina Velasco said in a radio interview Sunday.