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In direct violation of the Republic Act No 8485 (also known as the Animal Welfare Act of 1998) which prohibits horse fights and the maltreatment of horses, individuals in the Philippines continue to torture these beautiful creatures through the brutal and barbaric practice of horse fighting. In well-publicized derbies throughout the island country, a mare in heat is introduced to two stallions who then fight for the right to breed with her. The battle continues until one of the stallions retreats or dies. Many mares end up as collateral damage during the fight while hundreds of "winning" stallions die in the days following from severe internal injuries left untreated.

Anyone engaged in horse-fighting can be imprisoned for six months to two years and fined P30,000 to P100,000 ($676-$2,200), depending on whether or not the horse dies. And yet, horse fighting continues. Why? That is a complicated question, though one reason rises above the others: greed. Horse owners, promoters, sponsors, betters, and even government officials walk away from the fights with plenty of blood money. It is disgusting and inhumane. Horse fighting needs to stop now.

Tell Dr. Danilo Costa, the head of the Philippine Animal Welfare Division, it's time to hold those involved in horse fighting accountable for their illegal acts!

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Dear Dr. Danilo Costa,

Horses in the Philippines are suffering tortuous deaths at the hands of your citizens. I implore you to act on behalf of these innocent creatures and effectively enforce the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, which prohibits horse fights and the maltreatment of horses.

Enacted by the will of the People of the Philippines, the act states the following: “It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance of shelter, or maltreat any animal or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal Welfare.”

If the humane treatment of animals is so important to your country that a law was put into place to protect them, why are those who continue to illegally fight horses not being brought to justice? I urge you to recommit yourself to protecting horses by putting an end to this barbaric and illegal activity once and for all. Human greed must no longer dictate the future for horses in the Philippines.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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Mar 24, 2017 Sabrina Garrison
Mar 24, 2017 Jennifer zietlow I have wanted to visit the Philippines, but then I learned about this horrible abuse of horses. Until this is stopped you will be losing many visitors to the Philippines, including me!
Mar 24, 2017 SALI EVANS
Mar 24, 2017 kayla craft
Mar 24, 2017 matthew robinson
Mar 24, 2017 jay beck
Mar 24, 2017 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Mar 24, 2017 Diane Sposili
Mar 23, 2017 ivonne leon
Mar 23, 2017 john guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 zaida guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 Dr.Sadie Lewis Violence, abuse, torture- sick and evil. We each need to positize our cover of the world.
Mar 23, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri I implore you to act on behalf of these innocent horses and effectively enforce the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, which prohibits horse fights and the maltreatment of horses.
Mar 23, 2017 marilynn mitchell
Mar 23, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Mar 23, 2017 Sandy Vanpelt
Mar 23, 2017 May Doyle
Mar 23, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 23, 2017 Angela Hale
Mar 23, 2017 diane luke
Mar 23, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Mar 23, 2017 Stephanie Hermiston
Mar 23, 2017 Kevin Amaral
Mar 23, 2017 Anna Brockway Stop this now!!!
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Mar 23, 2017 Georgia Roussis
Mar 23, 2017 Andrea Harrison
Mar 22, 2017 Beth Polera
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Mar 21, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 21, 2017 C U
Mar 21, 2017 Leilani Swafford
Mar 21, 2017 Juanita-Natalie Offord
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Mar 20, 2017 Hannah Weil
Mar 20, 2017 Dawn jenkins
Mar 20, 2017 sally timmins
Mar 20, 2017 Olena Haider
Mar 19, 2017 Sílvio Teixeira
Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
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Mar 19, 2017 John and Deborah Haynes
Mar 19, 2017 Donna Niedermyer
Mar 18, 2017 Teodora Rygaard
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