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ACTION ALERT: Against Horse Fighting!

Animals  (tags: phillipines, horse fighting, cruelty, suffering, betting gambling )

- 3111 days ago -
Network for Animals campaigns against the cruel practice of horse fighting, a blood sport prevalent on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Billed as a cultural tradition specific to indigenous communities, horse fighting, despite being

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Simone Duffin (1462)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 5:20 am
What You Can Do
Encourage the Mayor of Davao City to End Horse Fighting
Horse Fighting, an illegal spectator blood sport where stallions are incited to fight one another, is widely practiced on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Fuelled by cash prizes for the owners of the winning horses and extensive gambling, horse fighting is a cruel spectacle that results in serious injuries and often death for the horses.

Please send a letter to the Mayor of Davao City, the largest city on the island of Mindanao and the economic hub of the area. Inform Mayor Duterte that as a compassionate traveler, you choose tourism destinations that are committed to treating animals humanely. Only when all horse fighting has been ended, will you consider traveling to Mindanao.

Rodrigo Duterte, Mayor
Davao City Investment Promotion Center
Door 10, Ramon Magsaysay Park Complex,
R. Magsaysay Avenue
Davao City,

Petitions to sign- (although submitted a year ago, still is valid and ongoing petition)


Margaret S (53)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 6:12 am
Signed petition,terrible pictures!
Will do email later today,thanks Simone!

Simone Duffin (1462)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 6:14 am
Thank you Margaret!

Annie Cowling (116)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 8:59 am

Tonya B (120)
Thursday December 10, 2009, 9:42 am
Signed Simone and thanks.

Susan P (17)
Friday December 11, 2009, 8:28 pm
Noted and signed!

Anna K (58)
Saturday December 12, 2009, 10:58 am
Thanks Simone! Both petitions signed & noted.

Gemma H (48)
Sunday December 13, 2009, 2:05 pm
Noted & signed ~ Thanks Simone
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