Authorities will have to determine what was going on in the head of a mother who shared on Facebook, harrowing photos of her son on a leash being treated like a dog.
The pictures show the child crawling around on the floor with a leash around his neck. There is even a bowl of food on the floor, sparking fury that the woman was treating the young boy like a dog.
The photos have caused outrage throughout the Philippines. Using location data posted on the social networking site by the woman, authorities found her in the past 24 hours and have since taken the child into care.