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August 14, 2009

URGENT!!: Please Help Us Save the Greyhounds!!!


Dear friends,

Today, allow us to shamelessy solicit for your help/ support.

A few weeks ago, our emails have been flooded with news about various congressmen and a senator pushing for the enactment of two house bills: House Bill 5291
http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/bill_res.aspx?congress=14&q=HBN-5291 and 5648 which aims to legalize the creation and operation of a greyhound racing facility in Mandaue City and Rizal/Pampanga/Laguna, respectively. What alarms us most is the fact that such an inhumane proposition is getting much support from the local government as posted in these articles (please take time to read).


http://globalnation.inquirer.net/cebudailynews/news/view/20090731-218084/Nothing-cruel-about-dog-racing-in-Mdaue

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/cebudailynews/news/view/20090807-219134/Mandaue-City-Council-open-to-dog-racing

We never had nor met a greyhound personally but more than the breed, dogs or any animal at that, be they mongrels or pedigrees, have a right to life and should not be in any way treated as a commodity or instrument for meaningless entertainment. There is far too much hurt and pain in this world. What we need is more people to spread more love.

We believe that there are more significant and productive activities worthy of the funds being planned to be poured in this bloody and meaningless so-called-sport. However, if such individuals- the proponents and its benefactors find delight in such pitiful activities then they should really consider finding for themselves a life.

Please help us stop the enactment of these housebills. Greyhounds are living beings worthy of a chance to live in loving homes and families who understand their needs. They deserve more than a life muzzled up and behind kennels, if not running in the race tracks. If we were blessed to have been given the chance to live with loving pawrents who treat us as integral members of their family, why can’t they?

For more information please visit the following sites:

http://www.mefindhome.org/

We were informed that House Bill 5291 had already passed Congress and is already now in the Senate for a second reading and is in danger of becoming a law very soon.

As of latest, only 11 senators have committed to vote NO against the passing of this bill: (Thank you very much!)
1. Senator Chiz Escudero
2. Senator Gringo Honasan
3. Senator Pia Cayetano
4. Senator Miguel Zubiri
5. Senator Jamby Madrigal
6. Senator Manny Villar
7. Senator Rodolfo Biazon
8. Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
9. Senator Mar Roxas
10. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano
11. Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

However, we still need to convince more than half of these senators:

Sen. Ping Lacson -
ospml@yahoo.com
Sen. Lito Lapid - sen.litolapid@senate.gov.ph
Sen. Loren Legarda - loren_b_legarda@yahoo.com
Sen. Kiko Pangilinan -
kilosko2004@yahoo.com, kikopangilinan@gmail.com, kikopangilinan@kiko.ph

Sen. Bong Revilla - senbongrevilla@senate.gov.ph
Sen. Antonio Trillanes - senateoffice@trillanes.com.ph
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile - senator_enrile@senate.gov.ph
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada - senjinggoyestrada@senate.gov.ph
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago - senmds@yahoo.com
Sen. Dick Gordon - rjgordon@senate.gov.ph
Sen. Ed Angara - edgardo_angara@hotmail.com
Sen. Joker Arroyo -
office_sen_jokerarroyo@yahoo.com


You can also sign up in this petitionsite:


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-the-philippines-from-greyhound-racing



We would like to encourage that emails to the remaining senators be made so as to let our voices be heard faster. Just this morning, we were told that it is around this time that the Senate will vote on the House Bill. Please help us amass support to show these senators that the world does not need another "burial site" for greyhounds.


Thank you very much and we hope that, united, we can put a stop to this abuse to one of God’s greatest creations.

If loving these animals is too difficult to do, we, at least ask that they be given respect.

10 comments:

The Animal Doctor said...

good job aki ang poopie!

Pusit and I are already preparing massive poop bombs to be dropped at the proposed race track.

Moy

Holly and Khady said...

I signed the petition. Seeing the horrors that happen here in the USA with Greyhounds I certainly support your fight against having it in your country. I wish you luck in getting this stopped. It's a horrible "sport" and hundreds of dogs will die.

Holly

Maggie and Mitch said...

This is so upsetting! We will be checking out the links! Thank you, Aki!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

That is very disturbing. The "sport"

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur sharing this...

All of US deserve to be treated well...

We'll chekhk out the links and do what we khan from here!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Teddy said...

Good job getting the word out. We've e-mailed a lot of those senators and have signed the petition.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Aki!
Moy told us yesterday about this.
My mom sent e-mails to all those Senators. And we have signed the petition too!
I hope something can be done!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Bobby said...

We have Greyhound Stadiums in the UK the dogs are well looked after only while they perform well. Then they are dumped there are thousands of the poor things in rescue centres. I give you our full support, I do hope you stop the Stadium going ahead. Ask what will happen to the dogs that they get then decide they are not fast enough or when they get a bit older and slower. They were shooting them here it is supposed to be stopped now but who knows.
This is a big money making thing and those who do it have no sentiment for the dogs.

happy said...

Well said! We're going over to sign the petition.

Dino and Family said...

Oh Man! That is heartbreaking. Poor doggies! I have signed the petition. Thanks for sharing! Love, Dino