Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Cat Island in Japan

This picture was not taken in Japan, as I have never been there. But it illustrates the topic of this post. I learned tonight on BBC News that there is a Cat Island in Japan. Population: 22 humans and about 120 felines. The real name is Aoshima. The cats were introduced to fight an infestation of mice. Apparently, its unique population is attracting a great number of tourists, to the dismay of the human (and elderly) locals, who are afraid the tourists might disrupt the peaceful island. I can see their point, on the other hand I would love to go there for a holiday. Or live there, for that matter. Looks like heaven to me.

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