OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
EXECUTIVE COMMISSION
MALACAÑAN PALACE

BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMISSION

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 32

PRESCRIBING RULES FOR THE SLAUGHTER
OF CARABAOS

Pursuant to the authority conferred upon me as Head of the Central Administrative Organization by Order No. 1 of the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Forces in the Philippines, and upon the recommendation of the Executive Commission, the following rules governing the slaughter of carabaos are hereby prescribed:

1. No carabao shall be slaughtered unless it is unfit for work.

2. No permit for the slaughter of any carabao shall be issued by the city or municipal treasurer concerned unless it is accompanied by a certificate issued by an official of the Bureau of Plant and Animal Industry to the effect that the animal is no longer fit for work and by a sworn statement subscribed to by the owner of the animal that it has not been injured or otherwise rendered incapable for work due to intentional causes: Provided, That in the absence of any official of the Bureau of Plant and Animal Industry in the locality, the certificate as to the unfitness of an animal for work may be issued by the local health officer or his representative.

3. Any violation hereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred pesos or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. When the offender is a firm or corporation, the manager or president thereof or person charged with the management of the business of such firm or corporation shall be liable to the penalty herein prescribed.

4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Greater Manila, Philippines, this 16th day of April, 1942.

(Sgd.) JORGE B. VARGAS
Chairman of the Executive Commission

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library