Your donations in ACTION in February 2020

Bela Bela

South Africa We resumed our work in South Africa’s poverty-stricken Hillview township, in Cape Town. For three months, the army wouldn’t let us go there because it was too dangerous. In February, they allowed us to go in with armed guards and a police escort. Within an hour, we had filled two rescue vans with […]

NFA NEWS: Your donations in ACTION in January 2020

NFA NEWS: Your donations in ACTION in January 2020 1

2020 started with a massive catastrophe for animals. 2020 started with a massive catastrophe for animals. Australian bushfires have claimed the lives of an astounding one-billion or more animals, a disaster so huge that every bit of help possible is needed. Faced with overwhelming need, NFA focused on flying-foxes. These creatures birth together once a […]

NFA’s crusades to shut down Philippines horse fighting rings

NFA’s crusades to shut down Philippines horse fighting rings 2

International welfare organisation Network for Animals (NFA) has escalated its efforts to bring the brutal underground Filipino horse fighting events to its knees. With a man on the ground, they are now planning to strike a crucial blow to this illegal act of entertainment that pits stallions against each other in a battle to the […]

Barbaric dog meat trade continues in the Philippines

Barbaric dog meat trade continues in the Philippines 3

Undercover surveillance reveals the ongoing back-alley slaughter and barbecuing of dogs in the Southeast Asian country of the Philippines. Animal welfare organization Network for Animals (NFA) has been working for twenty years to eradicate this vile, illegal industry. “We’ve managed to curtail the activities of these evil operators”, says NFA chief campaigner, David Barritt. “We’ve […]

Man’s best friend, now a local meal ticket

Man’s best friend, now a local meal ticket 4

Although the dog-meat trade is illegal in the Philippines, more than 300,000 dogs are slaughtered in secret, annually. The dogs are treated in a cruel manner from capture to slaughter. Stray dogs as well as dog believed to be pets, are taken off the street and sent off to the Benguet province, in terrible conditions […]

The sorrowful reality of dogs living in the Philippines

The sorrowful reality of dogs living in the Philippines 5

The dog-meat trade is illegal in the Philippines, and yet the trade is still being practiced in secret. Hundreds of stray, or stolen, dogs are sadistically butchered and barbecued, and their roasted dog-meat is ordered by the pound.   Network for Animals (NFA) has learnt that one to two stray or stolen dogs are butchered, barbecued […]

We rescue a dog paralysed after meat cleaver attack

We rescue a dog paralysed after meat cleaver attack 6

We just rescued a dog paralysed after some brute tried to hack it to death…. Just another day in the lives of the Network for Animals team in the Philippines. It happened because Cagayan de Oro Animal Rescue (CAR) stumbled across a shocking Facebook post of a man who had hacked his neighbour’s dog with […]

Will you stand with the Pride of the Philippines against animal cruelty?

Will you stand with the Pride of the Philippines against animal cruelty? 8

I’ve written to you before about the laws already in place in the Philippines against animal cruelty, especially banning the sale of dog meat. Making sure these lifesaving laws are consistently enforced is a daily struggle. When the laws aren’t enforced animals suffer and die in the most agonizing ways. Recently, we met with Emmanuel […]

RAPED in the name of entertainment!

RAPED in the name of entertainment! 9

In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has proudly supported our campaign to help horses being used for gambling in shocking, illegal death matches called derbies. These bloody fights begin when the sun rises and don’t stop until sunset. Bets are made as two male horses take turns mating with a mare tied up in the […]

Hidden dog holding pit discovered on recent raid!

Hidden dog holding pit discovered on recent raid! 10

Our careful monitoring of Philippines dog meat traders paid off recently, when accompanied by local police my team completed a dramatic and dangerous raid in the Batangas province. Deep within an overgrown lot we found a metal holding cage inside a sunken concrete pit that had been concealed with fallen banana fronds and forest debris. […]

Boiling oil is NO way to treat a dog!

Boiling oil is NO way to treat a dog! 12

I can scarcely gaze into Dam’s soulful eyes knowing that as a street dog he was doused with BOILING OIL by a cruel market vendor. The way it must have clung to his skin, his back. The scalding, sticky fluid rampaging into his tissue and flesh. How he must have rolled on the ground, writhing […]