In Manila, Philippines, two dogs inside a wire cage were spotted strapped to the roof of an SUV while the car drove at high speeds on South Luzon Expressway.
The photograph was captured by ABS-CBN’s Charie Villa on Sunday and posted to Facebook with the following message:
“Poor puppies on top of an AUV speeding along SLEX. Driver was a woman. The dogs were terrified.”
According to ABS-CBN the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said its records show the plate numbers belong to a 1995 – Nissan Sentra, not the SUV on the photograph. Having the wrong plates is an impoundable violation.
We all know that this is not the first time citizens across the world have opted to transport their pets in this inhumane manner, what these abusers should know is that inhumane handling of animals is a punishable crime in many countries.
In Manila, the Animal Welfare Act says:
“Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon conviction by final judgment, be punished by imprisonment of not less than six (6) months nor more than two (2) years or a fine of not less than one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) nor more than five thousand pesos (P5,000.00), or both at the discretion of the Court.”
Lets hope that the driver of this car is found and convicted for her crime.