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).
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:
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Lito Lapid - email@example.com
Sen. Loren Legarda - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Kiko Pangilinan - email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Sen. Antonio Trillanes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile - email@example.com
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago - email@example.com
Sen. Dick Gordon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Ed Angara - email@example.com
Sen. Joker Arroyo - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also sign up in this petitionsite:
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.