Many people seem to think there are no laws on animal welfare in the Philippines. However there are laws in the Philippines against maltreatment of animals, they also cover many other things such as shelter, and adequate care. The laws all come under the Animal Welfare act of 1998.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of the Act shall, upon conviction be punished by imprisonment of not less than 6 months to 2 years or a fine or not less than 1,000 peso and not more than 5,000 peso or both at the discretion of the Court.
AN ACT TO PROMOTE ANIMAL WELFARE IN THE PHILIPPINES, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998”
AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8485, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998″