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Old 7th November 2012   #1
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Dear Ruth,

Most of us consider dogs to be companion animals and even valued family members. Tragically, this is not the case in the Philippines where the commercial trade in dog meat has proliferated to the point where specialty dog meat restaurants are widespread and it is estimated that close to 500,000 dogs are slaughtered every year for this so called "delicacy." Take action!

As you read this, helpless dogs are waiting in makeshift slaughterhouses to have their throats cut. They are treated as nothing more than objects. Crammed so tightly into wire cages they cannot move ... struggling for every breath in the stifling heat with their snouts tied shut. Many of them will have suffocated by the time it's their turn to be slaughtered. Sign the Network for Animals petition to stop the illegal dog meat trade

Dog meat eating was banned in the Philippines in 1998 with the passage of the Animal Welfare Act, but the law is rarely enforced, the judicial system is corrupt and bribery is common. Even if dog meat traders are convicted, they get off with a slap on the wrist only to return to their cruel trade. There are grave health risks associated with consuming dog meat, particularly rabies transmission. The Philippines will never be free of rabies until the dog meat trade is finally ended.

But finally there is hope. Lobbying by animal protection groups has recently led to strengthened legislation that increases fines and includes jail time for convicted dog meat traders. With pressure from you we can get the police to take action against this illegal trade and alleviate the suffering of these poor dogs.

Please join Care2's friends at Network for Animals and sign the petition encouraging the Filipino government to enforce the law prohibiting the trade in dog meat

Thank you for taking action!

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