Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quote of the Day...and then some.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. ~~~ Mark Twain

Just a random thought...

Fans of blood sports,  take this to heart! To be sure, one of your lolos, or grandparents or uncles is familiar to the long tradition of blood sports involving animals from spiders to horses here in the Philippines. Cock fighting is perfectly legal and is in fact a cherished cultural institution. I heard some groups want to legalize spider fights. Betting in these activities run into the millions of pesos per event. I read somewhere that there has been a dog fighting ring (already busted?) years ago somewhere in Antipolo, Rizal.

Dog fighting is illegal, of course.
The Animal Welfare Act of 1998 (Republic Act No. 8485) provides:

"Sec. 6. It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat any animal or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, kill or cause or procure to be tortured or deprived of adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat or use the same in research or experiments not expressly authorized by the Committee on Animal Welfare."

Another (totally unrelated) random thought...
I just saw on TV the other night how the rich pamper their litlle poochies, how they dress them up like toy acessories or blings. Heartless.

Maybe it's just me.


1 comment:

  1. ~~I'm a new follower~~
    I like the name of your blog! And quotes are one of my favorite things... you chose a great one to share from Twain.

    ~ Tarissa