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of the actions that you can.
Help stop the illegal sale of dog meat in the Philippines
Despite being banned in the Philippines since 1998, the illegal dog meat trade continues to flourish in certain regions, including Baguio City.
Our global arm, Humane Society International (HSI), has been working with local police and animal groups for over a year to end this cruel trade and enforce the Anti-Rabies Law of 2007. But we need your help!
Please ask the mayor of Baguio City to stop the illegal dog meat trade for goodóby cracking down on restaurants and vendors in his city who sell illegal dog meat.
Check here to take action
Crack down on puppy mills
Due to a loophole in the law, large commercial breeders who sell puppies over the Internet are exempt from any federal oversight. These unregulated Internet sellers and other direct sales facilities sell thousands of sick and sometimes dying puppies a year to unsuspecting consumers.
The Puppy Uniform Protection Statute (PUPS) or Babyís Bill (H.R. 6949/S. 3519), named after the inspirational puppy mill survivor, has been introduced in Congress to close this loophole and require dogs used for breeding be allowed to exercise outside their cages every day.
Please make brief, polite phone calls to urge your Representative and two U.S. Senators to co-sponsor the Puppy Uniform Protection Statute. Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or click here to look up your federal legislators and the phone numbers.
After making your calls, please fill out the form at the right to automatically send an email to urge your federal legislators to co-sponsor H.R. 6949/S. 3519. Congress receives a lot of email. Remember to personalize the email message below by expressing your opinion in your own words so your messages stand out.
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Alert: Plainfield, IL - Dog Stabbed and Choked
Earlier this month, a man reportedly stabbed a chained dog to death after it bit his 8-year old cousin. After the man brought the child inside and called an ambulance, he retrieved a butcher knife, went back outside and proceeded to stab the dog nearly to death. The man stabbed the dog in both sides, trying again and again to slice through his heart, police said. As he apparently failed to find his mark, the man then slashed his dog's throat, according to police. When authorities arrived, he asked them to put the dog out of its misery (misery which he caused), and when they refused, he kneeled on the dog's windpipe until it died.
The animal control officer on the scene asked the police not to press charges, because the man appeared "remorseful".
While we would never put the life of a dog before the life of a child, the important information to note here is that he went back out and had to unchain the dog in order to kill it. Once the child was inside, there was no longer any threat to life or property. This act constitutes nothing short of bloodthirsty revenge, and this 8 year old boy has now been sent the message that violent retribution is acceptable and above the law.
Please take a moment to send a polite letter the Plainfield authorities, asking that this man be charged, and recommend mandatory intensive counseling for him if he is convicted. You can write a letter and mail it to the addresses listed below - or use our webfax form below to send a fax right from our web page.
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