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Blood and feathers: The deadly business of cockfighting in the Philippines

While considered by many to be inexcusably cruel, the sport of cockfighting remains wildly popular throughout the Philippines. Here Benjamin Johnson takes a non-judgemental look at this controversial aspect of Filipino culture: The Philippines is a fantastic place, albeit weird, but nonetheless fantastic. Some of the best nightlife in the…


Police swoop on van carrying sacks full of dead dogs

Police arrested the driver of a van after he was found to be carrying two sacks filled with dead dogs. The vehicle was intercepted in Barangay San Francisco, Agoo, La Union. Chief Inspector Elpidio Cruz told ABS-CBN: “We apprehended a van parked on a street. The driver’s companion fled as…


Kitten found in Manila with eyes, ears and nose sewn up makes recovery

A one-month-old kitten has recovered after being found wandering the streets of Manila with her eyes, ears and nose stitched together. The cruelly tortured kitten, now named July, was found in an alleyway on Valentine’s Day by cat-lover Leonora Calamba. The 41-year-old described how July was in great pain and…


Makati Police Shut-Down PETA Activists Dressed as Animals

MANILA, Philippines – Animal rights activists in Makati City were officially shut-down Wednesday morning after they tried to enter Ayala Avenue aboard a jeepney. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) were attempting to find their way to the APEC Summit with their “Jeepney Jamboree of Animals” when…