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Decapitated cat found on Tokyo street

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The carcass of a decapitated cat was found on a street in Tokyo’s Kita Ward on Friday, police said.

Police said the grisly discovery was made by a local resident at around 8 a.m. in Oji, Fuji TV reported. The cat’s body was about 25 cm long. The animal’s head was not found, nor was there any blood at the scene.

Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the person responsible.

Local residents said the number of feral cats has increased in the neighborhood in recent years.

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There are some dangerously ill people loose on the streets.

A govt.-supported, organised TNR program to neuter/spay the local stray and feral cat population, would control the stray cat population within three years.

We also need stricter controls on animal breeding, sales, and ownership.

People who hurt and kill wildlife and domesticated animals should be properly tracked down and punished.
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Maria, agreed.

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I hope this did not happen as the result of a deranged human. Still, reading the news from Japan occasionally surprises me. This is something that makes the headlines?

In my neighborhood, we have had dogs and cats killed by coyotes and hawks. A mile and a half from where our daughter used to live, Mission Viejo, California, a man on his mountain bike was attacked and killed by a mountain lion a few years ago. Every year, a few people are killed by sharks and snakes over here. In comparison, news of a dead cat is surprising. Do the people of Japan realise how tame things are there?

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This doesn't sound like a case where a stray cat was killed by a predator or hit by a car. Pretty obvious that someone did it deliberately. I hope the poor cat was at least dead first before its head got cut off.

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For hundreds of years or more "cats" are an integral part of Japanese culture and history and hold a special place in Japanese society i.e literature, spiritual. In Thailand "dogs have a similar position. In Japan birds are not attacked by humans like in America, that why people can walk very close to them, many argue rare in most cities in America. Therefore under such characteristics, it seems fitting by the Japanese media to mention the abuse of animals in Japan , which does carry strong penalties.

"Cats are an extremely important part of Japanese society,” says Miwako Tezuka, director of Japan Society Gallery"

ref:http://www.japanculture-nyc.com/happy-neko-no-hi-and-the-importance-of-cats-in-japan/

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Equally troubling is thefact that killing animals is the usual prelude psychopaths take to killing people.

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Sounds like we have a serial killer in the making on our hands.

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@wowz

Japan's record on animal welfare protection is abysmal. Be it wild, domesticated or companion, Japan fails to protect animals in law or in practice.

I love this country but the attitudes towards animals is decades behind.

In Japan birds are not attacked by humans like in America, that why people can walk very close to them, many argue rare in most cities in America.

Absolute rubbish. Beyond rubbish. You're living in a Ghibli movie. 10 years ago my town slaughtered all their migratory geese because they were eating the cabbage by the lake. This was applauded by all.

https://api.worldanimalprotection.org/

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hope they catch this creep before he starts doing it to people.

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I think cats should be either kept inside or banned but this is some sick stuff.

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I think cats should be either kept inside or banned but this is some sick stuff.

The cat that was found dead in Tokyo could have been stray, or it could have gotten outside and ran off.

And in a free society, we don't ban animals as pets unless they are at high risk for causing harm to humans. Cats generally aren't.

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