Cats on Umashima Island, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The island became a popular tourist destination for its large number of cats. But the numbers fell dramatically in recent years as many were poisoned. Photo: Facebook Cats on Umashima Island, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The island became a popular tourist destination for its large number of cats. But the numbers fell dramatically in recent years as many were poisoned. Photo: Facebook
Cats on Umashima Island, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The island became a popular tourist destination for its large number of cats. But the numbers fell dramatically in recent years as many were poisoned. Photo: Facebook
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Mystery of Japan’s ‘cat island’ deaths may be solved after elderly man accused of poisoning felines

  • Claws were out on Umashima island in northern Kyushu after its cat population fell from 100 to about 30, and reports of poisoned food emerged
  • Animal rights groups and the police were investigating, until an elderly man was seen putting out food to exterminate crows

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Cats on Umashima Island, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The island became a popular tourist destination for its large number of cats. But the numbers fell dramatically in recent years as many were poisoned. Photo: Facebook Cats on Umashima Island, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The island became a popular tourist destination for its large number of cats. But the numbers fell dramatically in recent years as many were poisoned. Photo: Facebook
Cats on Umashima Island, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The island became a popular tourist destination for its large number of cats. But the numbers fell dramatically in recent years as many were poisoned. Photo: Facebook
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