June 20, 2012. UP Village, Quezon City --- On
June 19 at 7 in the morning, AKF, together with
the Provincial Police Office of Laguna and the
GMA7 Imbestigador crew caught in the act a man
slaughtering dogs on his backyard. He was selling
dog’s meat and dishes in the community
of Siniloan, Laguna. The 2 dogs rescued and
the slaughtered one recovered were all taken
to AKF shelter in Capas, Tarlac. Story to be
shown on June 17 at GMA7 by the IMBESTIGADOR
team. GSQ2012 Slaughter-bound Dogs
Rescued in the North
UP Village, Quezon City – May 8, 2012
– Two dog-traders were apprehended at
Sta. Maria, Pangasinan by its local PNP during
a checkpoint along Magilas Road of the said
The police apprehended a truck-full of inhumanely
AKF recovered 70 live dogs and two dead ones.
charges were filed against the two arrested
Bataan and AKF rescued
10 slaughter-bound dogs says last October 7.
Two male dog-traders were apprehended and charged
with violations of RA8485 & RA9482. The
dogs are at AKF center.
click to enlarge [2.18.11] The
founder of IWCT and, at the same
time, President of AKF is Mr.
Charles Leslie Wartenberg with local askal
"Sweet" The organization
is presently composed of an external affairs officer,
2 full-time researcher/ investigator; 1 full time
resident & consultant veterinarian; vet. asst.;
center manager and personnel. Completing the structure
are: Dr. Ponciano Aberin MD, Vice -President ; Board
of Trustees: Alan Whittaker; Luis M. Buenaflor, Jr.,
Atty. Heidi Caguioa/Treasurer and Greg S. Quimpo/Corporate
Kingdom Foundation, Incorporated or more commonly
known in the Philippines' animal-welfare world as, simply,
AKF Inc. is the local affiliate of the International
Wildlife Coalition Trust (IWCT) based in the
United Kingdom. AKF's mission is to support, protect
and promote welfare and the rights of animals; to eliminate
the practice of illegal slaughter of dogs for human
consumption and to introduce legislations or amendments
in the existing animal-welfare laws of the Philippines.
A non-stock, non-profit
animal welfare organization, Animal Kingdom
Foundation, Inc., is registered with the Securities
and Exchange Commission and duly enlisted with the Department
of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry, Animal Welfare
Division. AKF has been in the forefront of animal-welfare
advocacy in the country since 2002. Enforcing the Republic
Act 8485-Animal Welfare Act of 1998-against illegal
dog-traders is the main weapon utilized by AKF in its
day to day operation against animal cruelty.
saving distressed dogs in the Philippines go, AKF personnel
risk life and limb catching dog-traders. Together with
the Central Intelligence and Detection Group (CIDG), raids
on establishments confirmed of trading dog-meat are conducted
and interceptions of deliveries to slaughter houses, particularly
in the northern region of the country, are cautiously
carried-out. An initial investigation takes weeks or even
months. AKF personnel may have to return several times
to suspected areas and even pretend to be interested buyers
to verify that these establishments or individuals are
engaged in such illegal activity. With verified information,
AKF coordinates with the national and local authorities,
mostly the CIDG of the police force for the raids. The
rescued animals are brought to the rescue center of AKF
in Capas, Tarlac.
of the continuing efforts of AKF Inc. in rescuing
dogs from slaughter, one will have to appreciate
the passion of its staff and personnel. Cases after
cases in court against dog-traders have been filed
by AKF after each raids and interceptions.
the Criminal Investigation and Detection
Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National
Police (PNP) during raids, arrests were
made in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija,
Tuguegarao City and in the province of
Cagayan Valley. Furthermore, apprehension
of illegal dog-traders and recovery of
slaughter-bound dogs were also successfully
carried out in Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija,
Tarlac, Baguio, Bicol, Iloilo and Negros.
have delivered more than 800 live dogs
to various pounds in the country and now
keeps a number of rescued dogs, slowly
growing after each successful operations,
at Barangay Cub-Cub, Capas, Tarlac in
AKF Animal Rehabilitation and Rescue Center.
Aside from these numerous raids and interception,
vital coordination and link-ups with several
agencies, private and government, have
also played an important role in the foundation's
in fear, slaughter-bound dog
waits to be recovered by IWCT.
and safe, dog, on right, shown previously,
settles on the back of the truck.