Suspected dog butcher arrested in Nueva Ecija; 7 dogs saved
MANILA, Philippines — A man who allegedly butchers dogs and engages in the illegal dog meat trade was arrested in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.
Seven dogs were also saved from being butchered.
Agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested Danilo Gallardo on Thursday at his home, where he reportedly slaughters dogs and later sell the meat at Barangay Amihan, Cabanatuan.
Also present during the operation were members of the Animal Kingdom Foundation, an animal welfare group.
Confiscated from Gallardo’s house were six kitchen knives, a large pot, a kitchen ladle and a strainer.
The CIDG said Gallardo will face charges for violation of Republic Act 8485 or the “Animal Welfare Act of 1998” and Republic Act 9482 or the “Anti Rabies Act.” (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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