Home #JusticeForKillua trends as netizens condemn dog killer

#JusticeForKillua trends as netizens condemn dog killer


Disclaimer: Reader discretion is advised as the following news contains graphic content. Reader discretion is advised.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The hashtag “#JusticeForKillua” started trending on social media after Vina Rachelle Arazas posted about her golden retriever, “Killua,” after a heartbreaking incident.

According to Vina’s post, she and her family are mourning the loss of their pet, which they found inside a sack, apparently killed. “Mahal na mahal ko yan. We found his lifeless body inside a sack 😭😭,” she said in the caption.

After killing a golden retriever named Killua by mauling him to death, Anthony Solares, a Camarines Sur resident, may face legal action.

According to the post, Killua escaped from their gate and didn’t return to them. They searched for him but found him dead inside a sack.

When they confronted the man who allegedly did this to Killua, he defended himself, saying that the pet almost bit him and he was just protecting himself.
Vina argued that this was not a sufficient reason to kill her pet. In a CCTV video, Solares can be seen irrationally chasing the dog across the road.

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) was tagged by angry internet users who wanted the advocacy group to assist Killua’s family in filing charges against Solares.

Solares, who has already deactivated his Facebook account, can be held liable for violating Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act. Section 6 of the said law criminalizes the torture and killing of any animal. Solares can be imprisoned for six months to two years if convicted.

Animal rights groups like PAWS and the Compassion and Responsibility for Animals or CARA have been calling on the Philippine legislature to pass stricter regulations against animal cruelty in recent years. However, it has been unsuccessful so far.

Report Animal Cruelty In The Philippines

If you witness animal cruelty (such as persons in the act of a ‘dog katay’ or selling and buying dogs for the dog meat trade, or inflicting harm to animals, or people involved in dogfighting), please report the incident immediately to the proper government authorities responsible for upholding the law and for animal welfare concerns:

  • Barangay officials
  • National Emergency Hotline 911
  • Bureau of Animal Industry – Animal Welfare Division (BAI-AWD) – tel. # (02) 926-1522; Office of the Director tel. # (02) 926-6833 / (02) 928-2429

You may also reach out to concerned groups:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *