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Please Sign the Petition for House Bill 2991

Posted by siyerwin on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 8:54 AM

An online petition initiated by www.DogMeatTrade.com is calling to every animal-loving being out there for help in showing the Philippine government that there are indeed a lot of people out there who support a move to amend the law on animal welfare by imposing higher penalty for cruelty to animals. The amendment is referred to as the House Bill 2991.

A query at the website of the Philippine congress regarding the status of the Bill shows the following results:

Bill Summary and Status
13th Congress
SPECIFIED HOUSE BILL/RESOLUTION NUMBER
2001-07-04 TO 2007-02-12 (Date of Filing)
Ordered by Bill Number
Search Results (1)

HB02991 [History]
Session No.: 13-1RS-023
Significance: N
Date Filed: 2004-09-22
Full Title: AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PENALTY FOR CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 8 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8485

Principal Author: ESCUDERO, FRANCIS G.Date Read: 2004-10-26
Primary Referral: REVISION OF LAWS
Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on REVISION OF LAWS since 2004-10-26


The online petition is targeting 50,000 signatures by June 30, 2007. As of today, February 12, 2007, there are only about 6,300 signatures. We need at least 317 signatures per day till June 30 to reach or surpass that target. My personal target is 100,000, which translates to 679 signatures per day.

It can be done if you sign now and ask your friends to do the same. In fact, if you ask only 2 friends of yours that are listed in your address book, and then those two friends do the same and each asks 2 other friends to ask 2 friends each to do the same and so on and so on, the target of 100,000 signatures can be reached and surpassed in just 16 days by you and your friends' efforts alone and assuming that each email invitation is complied with only every 24 hours! You can reach a million signatures in just 20 days through the power of exponential growth! Imagine if you asked more than 2 of your friends...

I'm not saying that you go send out to everyone in your address book (but it wouldn't really hurt if you did that, too). But a whole-hearted plea to a handful of friends will go a long way for this petition. Again, let's try and harness the power of email to support this petition.

This is a legitimate initiative that will help those who are lobbying for laws that help and protect animals in the Philippines.

For more information about the online petition, please go here.

Please sign the petition now!

Click here to email this petition to your friends.

Thank you very much.

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  1. 1 Comment: Responses to “ Please Sign the Petition for House Bill 2991 ”

  2. By Anonymous on Feb 12, 2007, 11:58:00 PM

    Thank you very much for this post. I hope a lot of people do sign and together, we can help the dogs of the Philippines :)

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