“Buddy” photo caption

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, May 2007:
Buddy, above, “was confiscated from a dogfight raided in
Boso-Boso, Antipolo City, on April 2, 2007, with the help of
volunteers from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society,” wrote PAWS
president Nita Hontiveros Lichauco. “Fourteen suspects were
arrested,” she continued, and “will face charges of violation of
the Animal Welfare Act or illegal gambling.” The Philippines has
been among the frequent destinations of U.S.-bred fighting dogs and
gamecocks, but the traffic will now be illegal. Philippine humane
law was strengthened in early February 2007 when Philippine President
Gloria Arroyo endorsed a new Rabies Act. The act increases the
penalties for selling dog meat, and introduced penalties for
electrocuting dogs as a method of animal control.
(PAWS/Sherwin Castillo)

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