Horrific images show dead dog being roasted and served up as a meal in Sinait town in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
The dog was roasted using a flamethrower and possibly chopped up and cooked afterwards to celebrate a birthday of the mother of the one who posted the photos on Facebook.
Nowadays, cooks are now using the said weapon to quickly cook any meat including goat and other animals.
Netizens expressed their outrage on social media over this animal cruelty as this incident had caused anger to a lot of pet lovers.
Juvel Myan Yabes, who now deleted the photos, posted the horrific images on December 17 and commented “Happy birthday Mudrabells,” believed to be the birthday occasion of her mother.
Killing of a dog is an animal cruelty in the Philippines. According to Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, it is unlawful to kill “any animal other than cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, carabao, horse, deer and crocodiles” except in special circumstances like if the killing is being done for a scientific experiment. Liable persons may face one of the following punishments:
- imprisonment of one (1) year and six (6) months and one (1) day to two (2) years and/or a fine not exceeding One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) if the animal subjected to cruelty, maltreatment or neglect dies;
- imprisonment of one (1) year and one (1) day to one (1) year and six (6) months and/or a fine not exceeding Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) if the animal subjected to cruelty, maltreatment or neglect survives but is severely injured with loss of its natural faculty to survive on its own and needing human intervention to sustain its life; and
- imprisonment of six (6) months to one (1) year and/or a fine not exceeding Thirty thousand pesos (P30,000.00) for subjecting any animal to cruelty, maltreatment or neglect but without causing its death or incapacitating it to survive on its own.