Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act was the culmination of Nita Hontiveros-Lichauco's long years of active campaigning and lobbying for the protection of animals in the Philippines. Ms. Hontiveros-Lichauco is the President and guiding light of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). President Fidel V. Ramos signed that law on February 11, 1998… Continue reading Animal rights or animal welfare?
Today, I joined the petition to stop the Philippine government from allowing the re-export of 23 Solomon Island dolphins to Singapore to be used as show animals in Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore. The move was spearheaded by Earth Island Institute Philippines (EII-Phils), together with Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Compassion and Responsibility to Animals… Continue reading Save the Solomon Island Dolphins