|PH - Animal Welfare - Memorandum Issued on the Animal Welfare Act||Memorandum Circular - NO. 2003-153 (on the AWA)||
This Memorandum concerns Republic Act No. 8485, other wise known as the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, passed to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in the Philippines. The Memorandum was issued because, despite the passage of the Act, reports reaching the Committee on Animal Welfare indicate the continued cruelty to animals, especially dogs, in the country today.
|PH - Cruelty - THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998||REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8485||
It is the purpose of this Act to protect and promote the welfare of all animals in the Philippines by supervising and regulating the establishment and operations of all facilities utilized for breeding, maintaining, keeping, treating or training of all animals either as objects of trade or as household pets. For purposes of this Act, pet animal shall include birds.