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HORRIFIC: Mother posts images of toddler son on leash

HORRIFIC: Mother posts images of toddler son on leash

A woman was tracked down by the authorities after she posted disgusting images of her son on a leash crawling on the floor.

The pictures, which appeared on Facebook caused outrage in the Philippines, prompting official to use location data posted on the social networking to track the woman down.

The images also show a bowel of food on the floor, causing concern that the child may have been kept as a dog.

The country's Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has now taken custodial care of the child while the mother is psychologically assessed.

The mother has since deleted her Facebook account, but the images had already been taken and shared widely among groups sharing their disgust.

Reports indicate that the child and his cousin were playing animals when the mother took the photographs.

But Social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman said: "Even if it was made in jest, it was done in bad taste.

"The child does not know that it is just a joke