ASI has been fighting for decades to end the illegal dog meat trade in the Philippines. We work closely with law enforcement agencies to track down the evil people who kidnap dogs for slaughter.
During a police raid on a dog meat trader’s secret “stash,” officers discovered kidnapped dogs being held for slaughter in a cruel, concrete pit. We rescued them all.
It felt so good for our team to lift those suffering souls from that sweltering hellhole in the Philippines, and supporters like you made it happen.
But what if our work stopped there, with the rescue? What if there was no prosecuting, convicting, or imprisoning of these brutal dog meat criminals?
It would be the saddest kind of dust in the wind, and the killing and the kidnapping of defenceless dogs would continue. This must never be!
That’s why we are asking for your help today to fuel a battle against the Philippines dog meat trade that is as critical as our raids and rescues.
The battle in the courtroom.
Let us tell you about what has unfolded since we rescued those five poor dogs (they are all safe and in loving homes today).
- THIRTEEN traders convicted!
- THREE now locked in prison!
- OVER ONE MILLION pesos in fines to the government!
My team appears at trial after trial, no matter how slowly the judicial process takes. One recent case stretched 24 months but ended in the conviction of two traders. Another took nearly NINE years! Just imagine the grim fates of untold numbers of dogs if we’d run out of funds to pursue each case.
Justice is deeply worthwhile, but costly. Sadly, all fines go to the government. My team receives no help for their heroic work and determination. So, I turn now, to you.
I know a court hearing isn’t as dramatic as a rescue or a raid.
But they are transporting poor, dead dogs by the truckload! Can you imagine stopping even one of these heartless criminals in their tracks? It’s dangerous but VITAL work.
Thank you so much for being a true friend to dogs in the Philippines.