Man poisons to death 40 cats because he loved themBy Mason White 5:03 PM March 18, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A man who was arrested on charges of animal cruelty, said that he killed at least 40 cats because he loved them, prosecutors in Japan said.
33-year-old Shinya Kuboki of Tokyo, admitted to killing the cats and scattering their bodies in a parking area and a playground.
Kuboki mixed pesticides with pet food to lure the unsuspecting cats. He was charged with violating the animal protection law.
Kuboki told a court that he committed the crimes because he loves cats.
He felt that the cats were lonely, and since they have short lives, it is better to kill them. He also said that he was very irritated by neighbors who feed stray cats and wanted to keep the cat population down.
The cats were found dead in a parking lot and playground. Some of the cats belonged to his neighbors, but most were strays.
All cats were found dead within a radius of 500 meter. Cat food was also found near the bodies.