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Celebrities, netizens call for justice following dog killings

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Celebrities, netizens call for justice following dog killings
Killua the dog in photos posted by Vina Rachelle
Vina Rachelle via Facebook

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MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds of Filipinos are calling for justice to be handed down following the wrongful deaths of two dogs named Killua and Erika.

The hashtags #JusticeForKillua and #JusticeForErika trended on social media after their owners and media outlets reported their deaths.

Killua's lifeless body was found in a sack in Camarines Sur, and camera footage shows a man chasing and beating the dog. Meanwhile, media outlets reported that Erika was stabbed and killed by a Korean national in Malate.

Filipino celebrities and netizens took to the internet to express a call for justice and hold the dogs' killers accountable.

Actress Janella Salvador, a known pet lover, said on X (formerly Twitter), "People don’t deserve animals. Ang sakit sakit sa puso. These psychos better end up in jail."

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Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo called the news heartbreaking and the dogs were defenseless, "Every life deserves respect and protection. It's time to demand accountability and raise our voices against animal cruelty. Let's unite in being the voice for the voiceless."

Multiple dog owner and host Kim Atienza pointed out that golden retrievers, Killua's breed, countered comments by the dog's alleged killer.

"Golden retrievers are the safest dogs to be with kids. You broke the law, you will go to jail sir," Kim said on X.

Another actress, Andrea Brillantes, reposted on her Instagram stories posts of calling for justice over Killua's death.

Here are more posts of Filipinos calling for justice over the deaths of Killua and Erika:

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