Police in Osaka have sent papers on a 38-year-old man to prosecutors for violation of the Animal Protection Law after he shot at a cat with an air gun.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. on Nov 24 near a parking lot in Suminoe Ward, Fuji TV reported. Street surveillance camera footage showed the suspect drive up in a black car and throw some scraps of food out the window. He drove away and came back twice until a cat appeared. He then leaned out the window and fired an air gun at the cat which was about two meters away. The cat ran away, seemingly unharmed.
Police quoted the man as saying he used to like cats and fed them but after one badly scratched him, he wanted to “get back at them.” He also said he had fired his gun at cats about 10 times since August.© Japan Today