• DAY 199: DEAR SAN MIGUEL.. I LIKE YOUR BEER BUT DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE SPONSORING A DOG MEAT RESTAURANT

    Apr 15th

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE OFFICE OF SAN MIGUEL

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    Dear San Miguel,

    Your beer is very nice – with a touch of spice –  but I wondered if you know that are sponsoring the sign on a restaurant in the Philippines that sells illegal dog meat?

    Your brand is more spicy than I thought.

    On the 15th March 2013 some friends and I visited an eatery in Baguio, Philippines, that had a large San Miguel sign on the front of it, see the photo below.

    The 'Comiles' restaurant in Baguio

    The ‘Comiles’ restaurant in Baguio that offered us dog meat

    When we sat down we were immediately offered a choice of meals which included  ‘Pulutan’. We had a Filippino man with us who confirmed that this was ‘dog meat’ and we also made a video recording of the waitress offering the food. Shortly afterwards we watched someone eat some dog and took the below photos.

    Dog meat served at the same restaurant.

    Dog meat served at the same restaurant.

    As you may be aware, the selling of dog meat in restaurants for general consumption is illegal in the Philippines. The dog meat industry is as such unregulated and involves a huge amount of cruelty and suffering. If you want evidence for this I’d be happy to provide it.

    I hope to hear your reply within seven days (22nd April) or I will assume – as will the readers on my blog at www.yeartohelp.com  (where I have posted this message as well as on facebook) – that you won’t take action and that San Miguel is willing to be associated with the illegal and cruel dog-meat trade.

    Yours, in anticipation,

    Martin Usborne

     



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    4 Responses to “DAY 199: DEAR SAN MIGUEL.. I LIKE YOUR BEER BUT DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE SPONSORING A DOG MEAT RESTAURANT”

    1. Hi Martin

      my Dog sanctuary lies just down near the coast from Baguio.
      many of our rescues come from the dog meat trade, rescued then abandoned at my place by Network for Animals , who incidently killed over 3000 rescued dogs in Philippines.
      Your blog , photo’s re one of the handful of resturants in Baguio will probably get little response from San Mig, but AKF ( Animal Kingdom Foundation ) who are the ONLY NGO having any effect on the dog meat trade in PH, will I’m sure be interested in having their undercover investigators pay a visit… Cheers for all you are doing during your travels to bring awareness to various Animal welfare issues. Great pity we couldn’t have had you come stay as our guest at Dogs Mountain – always welcome ~ Dog bless you mate ~ johnx

    2. Hi john

      I saw your tweet, will send you a message. Thank you for your kind words and the work you are doing.

      Best

      Martin

    3. I guess San Miguel did not reply at all, right?
      That means they don’t give a s***.
      Another beer brand to definitely ignore in the future.

    4. Well actually, they just did reply and we are sending them the video as proof which is why I’ve not posted as yet about it. Will keep in touch about it!

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