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Binay condemns Dasma Village cat massacre

Posted by siyerwin on Sunday, January 06, 2008 at 12:10 AM

Now it's Mayor Binay's who's ordering the investigation of the cat massacre that happened last December 16, 2007 in Makati's Dasmariñas Village.

Binay orders probe of feline massacre in Dasma

By Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:44pm (Mla time) 01/05/2008

MANILA, Philippines -- Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay ordered the police on Saturday to investigate last month’s gruesome slaughter of 29 kittens and cats in a posh, gated village.

Police chief Superintendent Gilbert Cruz tasked a team of investigators to track down the cat killers, who peppered the furry creatures with air gun pellets.

"Our investigators are now coordinating with Barangay (village) Dasmariñas officials and the Dasmariñas Village Association (DVA) for any leads," Cruz said.

Binay said the perpetrators should be immediately arrested because they pose a threat to the security of animals, residents, and visitors of Dasmariñas Village.

"I have ordered the police to arrest those responsible as soon as possible. The suspects have violated a national law and a city ordinance on animal welfare," Binay said.

Republic Act 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998 makes it unlawful for any person to torture or kill animals such as dogs, cats, and horses or neglect to provide them with care, sustenance, or shelter.

"Whoever did this does not seem to have a sound mind and may cause harm to people the next time," Binay added.

On December 16, 2007, several cats were shot with air guns. The 29 cats were inside two holding cages at the back of the DVA gym.

The felines, which were up for adoption, were under the care of the Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (Cara) Philippines, which is helping the DVA address the problem of stray cats in the subdivision.

Report lifted from Inquirer.net.

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  1. 1 Comment: Responses to “ Binay condemns Dasma Village cat massacre ”

  2. By babybranny on Jan 20, 2008, 7:33:00 PM

    saw the pics on email and tv, horrible. the people who did it are mental. it's criminal and i hope they get caught

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