Animal Cruelty in the Philippines
For the sake of ignorant Filipinos, there is a law in the Philippines that protects the welfare of animals from human cruelty and has equivalent punishment for the violators of this law. This law is the Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act. This Philippines law was made against Filipinos who do not know how to respect animals in the society who show heartlessness and cruelty to them or who do criminal acts toward the lowly animals.
Actually, there are multitude unsung cases of animal cruelties in the Philippines but was not brought into persecution and public punishment because of lack of solid evidences to indict and convict the violators, but recently, an ignorant University of the Philippines (UP) student arrogantly and ignorantly boast how he kill heartlessly a cat on the campus and reveals that he is “Cat-Serial Killer” and have killed many cats in the pasts. His blog entries at multiply.com regarding his brutal killing of the innocent cat (according to him he jumped suddenly the cat on the cat’s torso and the cat cough blood and die instantly) was certified and testified by some witness on the campus which eventually lead himself to be caught of authorities for violating the Animal Welfare Act. He was made to pay 2,000 pesos and sentenced to do a two month volunteer work at the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
His own bragging confession of his animal cruelty and witnesses for his brutal killing of cat has leaded him to be caught and be the very first Filipino to suffer under such law. He is Joseph Carlo Candare; a second year student of UP National Institute of Physics.
The authorities said that, this should serve a lesson for Filipino animal haters out there to respect our fellow creatures. Yes, it should be and parents should teach their children not only to love fellow humans but also to love and respect lowly animals because they are here also on earth to live and enjoy their lives which the creator has given to them and they are fellow brothers and sisters in creation.
It is obvious that the parents of Joseph Carlo Candare never taught their son to respect other living beings other than fellow human and never taught their son to be a loving and sober person, for on the blog of Joseph Carlo Candare, he shows ”psychosis” and “sadistic” attitude or somewhat mentally ill.
“This isn’t the first time I’ve killed a cat but this time it’s different. It didn’t occur to me back then that the cat had a leash. So I think somebody owns it,”
“…….It feels good when your beating it (a cat) up but you suddenly feel something strange when it turns off permanently. That’s how I feel right now. And maybe for the next days. Dang, am I a cat serial killer?”
Unfortunately, he already deleted his own blog because of the shame he himself have incurred to himself and to his parents. His parents even beg not to sensationalize the issue on the mainstream media.
“..Nobody ever stopped me when assaulting cats..” This arrogant claim of Joseph Carlo Candare that no one have ever stopped him from killing cats is to be blame for majority of Cat-hating Filipinos or because most Filipinos in the Philippines are Cat haters or animal haters and only few are animal lovers and would prefer dogs because cats robbed their viands and they only love dogs because it is not they love the dogs but the usefulness of the dog to be a house guard. What an animal cruelty!
But thanks to animal lover minorities who have great compassion and concern for such growing Filipino animal cruelty that is left unchecked and uncorrected. These minorities are the ones responsible for the creation of the Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act.