Strong smelling animal repellent leaves dozens of Kyoto temple visitors in pain

A strong chemical smell that prompted more than 20 visitors to complain of throat pain at a popular Kyoto temple last week may have been caused by an animal repellent spray used nearby, the city government said Monday.
A city contractor used the spray containing capsaicin, found in chilli peppers, near Nanzenji temple around the time the visitors complained of throat and other pain Wednesday morning, according to local authorities.
Police are investigating the incident as a possible case of…