Kung dapat kumuha ng permit bago maibiyahe ang mga alagang aso
DR. PERSIDA V. RUEDA-ACOSTA / MAGTANONG KAY ATTORNEY
Dear Chief Acosta,
Nang ako ay pauwi sa probinsiya, hindi ako pinayagang makasakay sa pampublikong sasakyan dahil kinakailangan pa raw ng permit ng aking mga alagang aso. Gusto kong malaman kung tama ba ito?
Para sa inyong kaalaman, sang-ayon sa Section 4 ng Republic Act 8485 o mas kilala bilang “Animal Welfare Act of 1998”:
“Section 4. It shall be the duty of any owner or operator of any land, air or water public utility transporting pet, wildlife and all other animals to provide in all cases adequate, clean and sanitary facilities for the safe conveyance and delivery thereof to their consignee at the place of consignment. They shall provide sufficient food and water for such animals while in transit for more than twelve (12) hours or whenever necessary.
No public utility shall transport any such animal without a written permit from the Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry or his/her authorized representative. No cruel confinement or restraint shall be made on such animals while being transported.
Any form of cruelty shall be penalized even if the transporter has obtained a permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry. Cruelty in transporting includes overcrowding, placing of animals in the trunks or under the hood trunks of the vehicles.” (Binigyang-diin)
Malinaw sa nasabing batas na kinakailangan pa ng kaukulang permit upang maibiyahe ninyo sa pampublikong sasakyan ang inyong mga alagang aso.