Facebook user posts picture of animals being roasted by a flamethrower

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Facebook user Juvel Myan Yabes posts photos of two hanged animals being roasted on her page

Warning: The images here may be offensive to some readers

It is very usual for netizens to post photos of foods that will be eating in their social networking sites.

However, a woman from Ilocos Sur is currently receiving a firestorm of criticism from Filipino internet users after she uploaded images of two hanged animals being roasted Wednesday afternoon.

Facebook user Juvel Myan Yabes posted the pictures last December 17. The two animals, presumably a dog and a goat, were being roasted in connection to her mother’s birthday.

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Facebook user Juvel Myan Yabes posts photos of two hanged animals being roasted on her page

The posts are currently labeled as “public,” which means that anyone with a Facebook account can see and download the abovementioned images.

The photos below are now going viral on the Internet, with hundreds of netizens sharing the photos already – most of them aghast at what they described as a blatant case of animal cruelty.

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A dog being roasted?

According to her Facebook page, the Sinait, ilocos Sur resident studied at the University of Northern Philippines.

Will the Yabes family be penalized for their actions? According to Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, it is unlawful to  kill “any animal other than cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, carabao, horse, deer and crocodiles” except in special circumstances like if the killing is being done for a scientific experiment, etc. Read the full text of RA 8485 here.

RA `0631, which amended portions of RA 8485, stipulates the following penalties for guilty parties:

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A goat is apparently being roasted via flamethrower

“(1) Imprisonment of one (1) year and six (6) months and one (1) day to two (2) years and/or a fine not exceeding One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) if the animal subjected to cruelty, maltreatment or neglect dies;

“(2) Imprisonment of one (1) year and one (1) day to one (1) year and six (6) months and/or a fine not exceeding Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) if the animal subjected to cruelty, maltreatment or neglect survives but is severely injured with loss of its natural faculty to survive on its own and needing human intervention to sustain its life; and

“(3) Imprisonment of six (6) months to one (1) year and/or a fine not exceeding Thirty thousand pesos (P30,000.00) for subjecting any animal to cruelty, maltreatment or neglect but without causing its death or incapacitating it to survive on its own.

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2 Comments on Facebook user posts picture of animals being roasted by a flamethrower

  1. This is not a torture.. the animal showed in the pictures are already dead before they hang it and tortched it.. how did they kill it?? The way they killed your daily pork beef etc dish before being served to your plate… or maybe better…

    • If you didn’t read, one of the animals was presumably a dog. It is illegal to kill a dog, as also stated in the article. I sure hope the people responsible for this pays for this crime.

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