Animal Laws in PH

In Dealing With a Neighbor’s Barking Dog, Remaining Calm, Polite, and Rational
is Your Best Bet, but Know that You Can Get the Law Involved if Necessary...

Animal Laws - Barking Dogs in the Philippines

Whether you love dogs or can’t stand them, we all must accept that fact.
In suburban neighborhoods, incredibly, dog barking can be as inevitable as road noise in homes near highways.
However, if your neighbor’s dog barks incessantly every time you step into your yard or howls all night, to the point that it affects your quality of life, you don’t have to grin and bear it.
After all, you did not decide to adopt it and failed to house-train the dog.

Animal Laws in Philippines

Section 1. Animal Care Rules And Regulations

Section. 1.7 Noisy Dogs

No person shall allow the continuous barking, yelping, whining, or howling of a dog,
such that the situation becomes a nuisance to the public.
The local Barangay may be asked to take appropriate legal steps to correct the situation, on the basis of a complaint file with its office.

Under Article 694 of the New Civil Code, an act, omission, establishment, business, condition of property or anything else that “annoys or offends the senses” is a nuisance, and under Article 695, a public nuisance affects a community or neighborhood or any considerable number of persons.

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SEC. 2. Section 6 of Republic Act No. 8485 is hereby amended to read as follows:

SEC. 6. It shall be unlawful for any person to torture any animal, to neglect to provide adequate care, sustenance of shelter, or maltreat any animal or to subject any dog or horse to dogfights or horsefights, 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.

Recognition of animal sentience and prohibition of animal suffering

This goal assesses whether animal sentience has been recognised in legislation and explores the core legislative protections granted to animals, such as the prohibition of animal cruelty.

Republic Act 10631 – An act amending certain sections of the Republic Act No 8485, otherwise known as “The Animal Welfare Act of 1998”

Republic No. 8485 – An Act to Promote Animal Welfare in the Philippines, Otherwise Known as “The Animal Welfare Act of 1998”

Republic Act. No. 1071 – An Act to Regulate the Sale of Veterinary Biologics and Medicinal Preparation

Republic Act. No. 1556 (As Amended by S.B. No. 627) – An Act to Regulate and Control the Manufacture, Importation, Labeling, Advertising, and Sale of Livestock and Poultry Feeds and Providing Funds Therefore

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  1. Good Morning
    I need some advice on a neighbour dogs they are neglecting them starving for food they are howling all night and day I have allready filed a case with the local office and they have been warned regarding cruelty but still nothing has been done I’m a animal lover from the UK and I hate neglect towards any animal

  2. Hi.
    Kindly please help me on this matter,may dogs are inside our premises and fence gated, the scenario is that when may neighbor is passing by our gate our dog will barking on them,and this neighbor is complaining that we need to leash or cage our dog,my reason is that our dogs are on our gated premises so why do i need to so.

    Can someone give me advise for it

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