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