NO TO Tambucho Killing

Horrors of tambucho gassing of unwanted dogs

In city and municipal pounds across the country, they are and have been using a horrifying method of putting down unclaimed and unwanted dogs.

Just recently, the Department of Agriculture enacted an Administrative Order which allows for the inhumane “tambucho-gassing method” of dogs (and even cats).

The procedure starts with seven to ten dogs manhandled and stuffed in a metal box that they seal. The dogs as one can imagine howl and wail in panic and fear, scratching the walls of the box, and each other. A hose is connected from a vehicle’s exhaust pipe (tambucho) to the metal box. The vehicle revs its engine continuously for 10 to 15 minutes, emitting poisonous fumes, sending the dogs to a maddening frenzy, whimpering and howling, feeling every bit of pain possible.

Then… silence. Death.

A monthly average of 200 unclaimed stray dogs are put to death in city pounds across the Philippines. Multiply that average by the number of Philippine cities of 138, and you would have 27,600 that need to be euthanized every month. The tambucho killing method is currently being done on a weekly basis in some provinces with the use of improvised gas chambers. Some of these allow the gas to leak, making it a longer, more painful torture. Sometimes, the dogs are in the metal box, crying for help for an hour.

It’s upsetting how the Committee on Animal Welfare (CAW) allowed for the inclusion of “tambucho killing” in the Administrative Order (AO) on Euthanasia of Animals which was approved by the Department of Agriculture last June. The AO states that this is an accepted and legal method of euthanasia.

Organizations like Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF), Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA) and The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), among others, have been vehemently objecting to the inclusion of gassing throughout the deliberations of the CAW up to the public hearing in May 2009. They continue to fight and are urging the public to join them.

Euthanasia means “good death.” Where is the good in this? Is it good because it costs less and it augurs well for the city or municipality”s budget?

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Napakasakit isipin  na ganito sila kasama sa mga hayop na yun, pet lover ako.. I love my pet, I treat them as my own Family, kahit nga papa ko  inaaway ko kapag nkikita ko pinapalo nya mga alaga ko… kapag may hindi siya nagustuhan na ginagawa nila, so how can they do this kind of cruelty to the animals? CAW-(Committee on Animal Welfare) animal walfare pa naman kayo, hindi na kayo naawa sa kanila. Please I’m begging for a small amount of your conscience, kahit kunti lang po, maawa kayo, gumawa kayo ng ibang paraan. Not the tambucho killing, iniisip ko palang panu mag maka-awa ang aso sa buhay nila ay nasasaktan na ako, hindi kinakaya ng damdamin ko ang mga nagyayari sa kanila. Kaya kahit kaunting awa lang po.

Please to all blogger’s out there… let’s help these animals… lets us protect them from the cruelty of some people hope you sign this petition:

Kahit ditto man lang makatulong  tayo… I can’t bear it talaga, napakasama nito. God made us to be the Shephered of his creation. Not to destruct them.


Please.. lets free them from cruelty, let them live as humans

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sei
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 01:26:34

    Luoy keu ang mga animals..hai. 😦
    samuk pud nang mga taong dili kabalo mag_alaga huh!wheew

    iCampaign na Rox…hehe

    Be kind to animals! ,^^


  2. 3D Animator for Pets
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 01:27:17

    animal ka aterox hehehe animal friendly nman kau.,.wow! amzzzzzzzzing! Good job aterox.,. Nice post.,.


  3. sei
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 01:32:04

    ingni tanan tao sa Sticky.. 😀


  4. Gillian
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 06:20:52

    my heart cries for these doggies. five years ago, we had a really smart dog that could do tricks. our only mistake was letting the dog out of its leash. one night, my canine friend suddenly disappeared without a trace. chances are he was caught by the city dog catcher and gassed to death. i will miss you Itum (that’s his name) RIP


    • missbroken
      Aug 04, 2010 @ 08:01:25

      ah.. me naman gill.. in front of me.. naligsan akung favorite dog.. as in.. graveh jud nku hilak.. gisugod jud sa akung papa amung silingan kai.. nag wild na ko.. ahahaha… i really love that dog.. his name is jackie…


  5. kikilabotz
    Aug 04, 2010 @ 07:33:49

    yap napanood ko nga sa news yan. pro pet lovers ako


  6. pattyloves19
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 14:16:20

    they were so rude 😦 napaka immoral wala silang awa. cla dpt yung nilalagay dun 😐


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