Oct 22, 2021 @ 14:47

NBI nabs woman for selling dog meat in Mapandan, Pangasinan

Operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation Dagupan-Pangasinan District Office has arrested one person for selling dog meat in the town of Mapandan.

NBI Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Eric Distor identified the suspect as Reah Salinas Ellasus.

The suspect’s arrest came to fore after NBI received information that Reah’s Canteen located in Mapandan was engaged in the selling and distribution of dog meat products in Pangasinan.

The NBI coordinated the information to Department of Agriculture Region 1, National Meat Inspection Service for validation and surveillance.

After the information was validated, NBI-DADO operatives proceeded to the target area to conduct an entrapment operation.

An undercover agent bought Php 500-worth of dog and cooked meat from the suspect, who turned out to be the canteen’s owner.

Suspect was arrested in possession and selling two (2) dog heads, eight ( 8 ) meat legs, and cooked dog meat. It was presumed that suspect had slaughtered the dogs whose meats were being sold.

Suspect was presented for inquest proceedings before the Provincial Prosecution Office, Dagupan City, Pangasinan for violation of The Animal Welfare Act of 1998 as amended by RA 10631.

To reiterate, the Department of Agriculture, National Meat Inspection Service issued a certification that killing of any animal other than cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, carabaos, and horses, are declared unlawful and violation of The Animal Welfare Act.

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