Demand Harsh Punishments for Dog Meat Traders

Target: Gonzalo Murata, Provincial Prosecutor, Pangasinan, Philippines

Goal: Seek the maximum possible penalty for two men accused of slaughtering dogs and selling them for their meat.

Two men have been arrested and accused of butchering dogs and selling their meat for profit. The men, arrested in San Fabian, Philippines were reportedly found with two live dogs, hog-tied and ready for slaughter. According to police reports, the men were also found in possession of several already-killed dogs prepared for sale to clients. Officials suspect that the dogs were purchased for around 500 Philippine Pesos, but would have been sold for around P2,500.

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the Philippine National Police, in coordination with rights group Animal Kingdom Foundation, made the arrest after acting on a tip made by a concerned citizen. The arrested, 63-year-old Ronaldo Reyes and 26-year-old Patrick Sarmiento, will face charges of violating the Animal Welfare Act, Anti-Rabies Law, the National Meat Inspection Code, and the Consumer Act of the Philippines.

While the dog meat trade is illegal in the Philippines, it is still rampant. In order to ensure that this cruel trade is finally brought to an end, it’s important that police and court officials treat this crime seriously. Harsh penalties for dog meat traders will help deter potential offenders in the future. Sign the petition below to demand that if found guilty, these men are punished to the fullest extent of the law.


Dear Mr. Murata,

Two men were recently arrested under suspicion of slaughtering dogs and selling them for their meat. They were reportedly found in possession of two dogs that were hog-tied and ready for slaughter, as well as several more already-killed dogs ready for sale. Officials suspect that the men could make up to 2,000 Philippine Pesos per dog sold. The men will face charges of violating the Animal Welfare Act, Anti-Rabies Law, the National Meat Inspection Code, and the Consumer Act of the Philippines.

Despite the illegality of the dog meat trade, many people still participate in it. In order to stop this cruel industry, officials must work to ensure that those involved in the sale and purchase of dog meat are harshly punished. Sign the petition below to ask that prosecutors make an example out of these men by punishing them harshly, if they are found guilty.


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  1. Cynthia Mattera says:

    So much evil in this world. How can human being be so greedy, heartless when it comes to the treatment of Gods creatures? These poor animals are helpless! Please prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.
    This goes for farm animal abuse and torture as well. NO ANIMAL deserves this!

    “You can tell the greatness of a nation by the way it treats its animals” Ghandi

    • Kristen Johnston says:

      All animal abusers should be abused and then shot.
      Humans are assholes! And there’s way too many of them. Meanwhile animals are going extinct because of human overpopulation and destruction of the earth. I don’t know how people can do shit like that! No compassion for other beings. They’re sick and shouldn’t exist on earth!
      Would be paradise here if they didn’t!! No pain, no suffering.

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  3. Melanie Spell says:

    Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law!!! We have also got to make the laws “much” more harsh! Hold them accountable and use them to set an example! Let them experience their own abuse, torture and murder!

  4. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    “IF FOUND GUILTY”??? The evidence was there for all to see!
    Baha’i Writings ~ “To the blessed animals, however, the utmost kindness should be exercised: the more the better it will be. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent. Educate the children in their infancy in such a way that they may become exceedingly kind and merciful to the animals… The universe of God is a wonderful theatre upon the stage of which every created thing plays its part.”
    Hadith No. 557 ~ ”O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals? He replied: Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate.”
    Proverbs 12.10 ~ A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.
    Psalm 34:16 ~ The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. God created all the animals
    Psalm 50:10 ~God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psalm 104 ~ All animals belong to God.
    The Bible repeatedly affirms that all creation participates in the praise of God, and each living thing has a part in God’s great purposes.
    Mahatma Gandhi ~ “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    Buddha ~ “It is more important to prevent animal suffering, rather than sit to contemplate the evils of the universe praying in the company of priests.”
    Pythagoras ~ “For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

  5. Bev Woodburn says:

    Kill these Asian animal torturing psycho fucks. Making sure these monsters die in agony the same as there innocent and defenceless victims.

  6. This is abhorrent, but please keep in mind that Americans inflict suffering on 100s of thousands of animals every day – cows, pigs, chickens, sheep – who are also intelligent, thinking, sensing, feeling animals who feel fear, anxiety, pain, joy, compassion for one another, desire to protect their young, etc. How does any country determine the value of one animal over another? It is all subjective and no animal deserves to suffer – be tortured and slaughtered. Humans do not need to eat animals to survive in any country. It is now legal for hunters to kill hibernating bears with their cubs while asleep in their dens. And why – because of the “psycho f___” who take pleasure in killing for the sake of killing, no other reason. It’s all abhorrent and we must fight to strengthen laws to protect all animals around the world.

  7. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    I’ve been to the Philippines and had several Filipino co-workers. They are well-educated and kind. But this dog meat trade is the result of ignorance. Do you not try to educate all of your people, or just the ones with a little money?

  8. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared ?

  9. They are Monsters all Nations must boycott them how can they eat and Saulghters those pets they can eat they children too

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