Three people were arrested for trafficking slaughtered dogs in Batangas, Philippines on Sunday.
On October 21, Kyth and Perry Jim Baybay, 27 and 44, and a teenage boy were apprehended when a patrol team stopped their vehicle in Barangay Mataas na Bayan, Batangas, Manila Bulletin reported.
The interception was reportedly the result of a tip-off from wildlife investigator Lynson dela Cruz, who works for the International Wildlife Coalition Trust.
About 690 kilograms of dog meat was found in the vehicle, which the perpetrators were reportedly driving from Lemery to Baguio City.
The three suspects will be charged under the Animal Welfare Act (RA 8485) and are currently in police custody.
Southeast Asia is no stranger to dog meat consumption. Countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam are widely known to consume the meat, with the latter being the world’s second-largest consumer of dog meat.