Dogs Rescued from Dogfighting Ring

A few days ago, local news reported that a dogfighting ring operation was busted at Indang, Cavite, Philippines. reports  that on Friday (December 2) police arrested six Koreans suspected of running a massive, high-tech dogfighting operation in Cavite.  The canine fights were reportedly shown online to overseas bettors. The police report revealed that more than 250 pitbulls were found in the raid of the secluded compound in Indang, Cavite.

Cavite police director Senior Superintendent John Bulalacao  identified the Korean suspects as Kim Jeong Py, 40; Kim Su Jeong, 27; Kim Sang Hyun, 28; Kang Jun Ho, 28; Lee Han Gu, 33; and Kim Min, 31. They were all "temporarily residing" at the Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay.

Bulalacao also revealed that 17 Filipinos, who were working as dogkeepers for the Koreans, were also nabbed. The suspects will all face charges for violating Sec. 6 of Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Romeo Valero of the Cavite Provincial Police Intelligence Unit added that the dogfighting operation "had been going on for over a month, and sometimes, dogs would die from their injuries." He pointed out: "They had an arena enclosed with mirrors. They had videocams, computers and they would show live fights of the pitbulls on their website in Korea."

The dogs were turned over to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

And here is a message/ a plea for help from my friend who's a volunteer at PAWS.

For more information, donations, and whatnots regarding this matter, please visit the Philippine Animal Welfare Society's website.

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