Philippine pharma company accused of killing community cats

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Stray cats in the Philippines. (Photo: Getty Images)
Stray cats in the Philippines. (Photo: Getty Images)

A leading pharmaceutical company in the Philippines is allegedly killing stray cats, through a third-party service provider, in the vicinity of its plant in Mandaluyong City – an allegation that the company denies.

Cats of Greenfield District said, on a social media post, they learned that the community cats in their area were “being trapped and inhumanely killed.” The cats “were put in sacks and thrown into nearby rivers until they disappear."

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Unilab, meanwhile, denied the accusation saying it has “confirmed that no cat was ever exterminated in any of their processes.”

Unilab also said that it has “put on hold” the services of Rentokil, the contractor engaged by the pharmaceutical company to relocate the cats wandering in their premises, after a thorough review of its procedure.

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According to Unilab, the relocation effort is in compliance with regulatory mandate from the government to ensure the safe production of medicines.

Unilab said it has reached out to Greenfield community to learn more about improving their processes.

Cats of Greenfield District has started an online petition that urges Unilab and Rentokil to stop the “horrible practice” of illegally trapping and exterminating stray cats – an act that is punishable by law.

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