Dogs rescued from butcher's knife
Jul 31 2008 WalesOnline
EIGHTEEN dogs were rescued from the butcher’s knife in the northern Philippines using a new law against the illegal meat trade.
A National Bureau of Investigation agent, Serafin Gil, said two suspected dog meat traders were arrested in Monday’s raid and have been charged before the Jaen Municipal Trial Court in Nueva Ecija province.
If convicted, they face up to four years in jail plus fines under new regulations that require not only the registration of dogs and anti-rabies vaccination but also animal welfare standards and stiffer penalties for dog meat traders.
Mr Gil said today that under the old law, dog meat traders faced up to two years in jail.