A small fishing island in Japan has become quite popular with tourists all over the country, all because the whole area has been overrun by cats.
Aoshima, which is now called “Cat Island,” has more feline population than humans – people are outnumbered 10 to 1. As the boat approaches the small fishing community, tourists can already see all the cats waiting for them to step on the island.
The cats were brought to Aoshima many years ago to deal with the mice that were plaguing the fishing boats; however, they have since built their own community in the island.
There are currently more than 160 cats living on the island with only 16 people. The locals occasionally feed the cats as well as the cat-loving tourists that come to see these adorable kitties.
Aoshima is definitely a cat person’s paradise; however, the local government must also start spaying and neutering programs to make sure cat population does not go out of control.
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Source: The Guardian