Man Arrested for Killing Protected Wild Deer in Japan

File photo taken in May 2020 shows deer in Nara. (Kyodo)

NARA (Kyodo) — A man was arrested Tuesday for killing a wild deer last month in Nara Prefecture in western Japan, in violation of the law that protects cultural properties, police said.

Hayato Yoshii, a 23-year-old construction worker from Mie Prefecture, central Japan, has admitted to killing the deer, which are protected under the cultural properties protection law, with an ax.

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