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LGUs should subsidize animal welfare groups

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On Nov. 1, instead of going to a cemetery, my daughter and nieces took me to see the Memorial Wall of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at the border of Quezon City and Marikina. There are actually two long walls lined by tiles like gravestones. Printed on the tiles are photographs and names of beloved departed pets and messages from their grieving and loving humans. Most of the pets were dogs and cats. We had several pet dogs and cats there. Below each row of tiles are narrow ledges where lighted candles and flowers can be left.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

High cruelty

World Animal Day was marked last Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. In these parts and elsewhere on the planet, people took their beloved pets for a special treat, or to chapels and churches to be blessed.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Free the dolphins!

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The dolphin is that fish-like creature that performs tricks in oceanariums, such as jumping and turning somersaults in the air, balancing hoops and balls on their noses, or swimming with their bodies out of the water and only their tails submerged. Though it looks like a fish, it is a mammal like whales. It gives […]

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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