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4 dogs rescued from illegal dog meat trade in Zambales

Police and animal rights advocate Animal Kingdom Foundation rescued these four dogs from an illegal dog meat trade in San Marcelino, Zambales. (Photo courtesy of AKF)

SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES –– Four dogs were rescued from being butchered when authorities raided an illegal slaughterhouse in a village in San Marcelino town on Monday, authorities said.

Suspect Efren Arimboanga, 62, has been slaughtering two to three dogs daily for his illegal dog meat trade, according to the animal rights advocate group Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF).


Acting on the report from AKF, agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and local police inspected the suspect’s place and discovered piles of dogs’ carcasses and cooked dog meat.

“His evil act ends today,” said AFK in a social media post on Monday, referring to the suspect.


The four rescued dogs were placed under the care of AKF.

The suspect is now in the custody of the CIDG in Olongapo City while awaiting charges for violation of the Animal Welfare Act of 1998 and Anti-Rabies Act of 2007.

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