Monday, April 2, 2012

Pitbulls rescued from Philippine dogfighting stage

Three hundred pitbulls were rescued from two South Korean syndicates with several Filipino accomplices who operate dogfighting in San Pablo City, according to Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). Many of the dogs have ripped ears and tongues with wounds all over, including the 20 others that needed to be euthanised. It was also reported that in December in a nearby province, the same South Korean group who later posted a bail was busted by the police and rescued 240 dogs.

"This appears to be a large operation and these South Koreans need to be punished," PAWS said. "Too many animals have already suffered, and criminals are becoming bolder, taking only two months after arrest to get back into their illegal operations once they have posted bail," they added.

Those who were sentenced or found to be guilty of animal cruelty can be jailed between six months to two years, however those who were only suspected of doing such can go free on bail. With that, PAWS urges the government to have tougher laws to protect animals.

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