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Philippine Petition Against Dog Meat Restaurants

Categories: East Asia, Philippines, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Food

An online petition is circulating to pressure the mayor of Baguio City to close down dog meat restaurants [1] in the city. Baguio is a famous tourist destination located north of the Philippines:

I was recently made aware that there are at least ten dog meat restaurants operating in open violation of the law in Baguio.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the dog meat trade is not only illegal, but also extremely inhumane and implicated in the spread of rabies.

Please revoke the business permits of all restaurants that serve dog meat, thereby making your town safer for people as well as animals, not to mention a more palatable tourist destination.