Police in Toyama Prefecture have arrested as 52-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing a pet cat and believe he is responsible for killing at least 100 cats over the past 12 months.
According to police, Kenji Niimura was arrested Thursday on suspicion of picking up a cat from a street in Imizu City at around 1:30 p.m. on May 19. Police quoted Niikura as saying he lured the cat into his car with scraps of food, took it to his home in Toyama City where he killed it. He then disposed of the cat’s carcass in an irrigation ditch
Niimura, who has been charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act, has also admitted to stealing and killing at least 100 pet cats belonging to other people over the past 12 months, by scalding, beating or poisoning them, police said.© Japan Today