From 2013 to 2014, AKF has greatly seen a decrease of dogs being transported for slaughter. Within 2013, a total of 341 slaughter-bounds dogs were recovered from an 8 months operation while in 2014; a total of 95 slaughter-bounds were recovered from a series of 11 months operation.
A far cry from the 365 dogs recovered in 2011 within a 7 months operation.
This year, 2015, AKF has so far rescued one dog and recovered approximately 20 kilos of dog meat from three separate operations.
It has become difficult to trace the dog meat traders but AKF is relentless in pursuing them. On May 9 at about 7 in the morning in Sta. Cruz, Zambales, north-west part of Luzon, AKF and the local police of the said place arrested a dog trader while in the act of slaughtering a dog. The dog, now in AKF centre is named Lucky.
Another raid was conducted by AKF, this time with the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) and PNP, in Tuguegarao, north-east of Luzon, on June 22.
At six in the evening, two teams composed of the three groups arrested two cooked dog meat sellers in Tuguegarao City while they are manning their makeshift stalls alongside the community road.
Four separate cases were filed against the arrested persons, a man and a woman.
Samples of the cooked and raw meat were brought to the central office of the NMIS in Quezon City, Metro Manila to test it composition so as to be certified as “hot meat”, which is a dog meat is as defined by law.