Philippine Entertainment Show Bans Use of Animals

The Philippines’ most popular entertainment show, Eat Bulaga!—which airs on the country’s top TV network, GMA7—has implemented a policy never to use animals on the show. The decision comes after eels and frogs were used in the “Bulagaan Olympics” portion of the show. A concerned citizen called PETA when he saw the animals being carelessly thrown and mishandled by show contestants. PETA immediately wrote to the production company, pointing out that the cruelty blatantly violated the Animal Welfare Act RA 8584 as amended by RA 10631, which states, “It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance or shelter, or maltreat any animals or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horse fights, 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.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind