PETA Receives Award for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Work

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

PETA was recently invited to speak about our work with helping animals in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan at the celebration of the Philippines’ Bureau of Animal Industry’s 84th founding anniversary. PETA, in the company of various Department of Agriculture officials, also received a certificate of appreciation for our work from the government.

Representatives of PETA Asia assisted with the delivery of food and medication to all kinds of animals affected by the typhoon, from giraffes to pigs to dogs, and provided sick and injured animals in Palawan with essential treatment and care. PETA Asia caseworker Jana Sevilla, who had to endure a 12-hour journey on a boat ride on rocky seas during relief efforts, among many other logistics- and transportation-related difficulties owing to the devastation caused by the storm, took center stage to captivate the audience by sharing her experience while in Palawan.

PETA making speech at BAI

Jana Sevilla gave a speech at the anniversary ceremony, as the Bureau of Animal Industry director (second left) and assistant director (left) in the background, looked on.

BAI award

In the Philippines, where our campaigns office is located, we regularly join policy meetings to aid in drafting laws that affect animals and also give advice to the government’s animal welfare board.

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