If your definition of paradise is a place where cats outnumber humans 6:1 then I have paradise waiting for you…in Japan. Welcome to the Isle of Cats, the feline-run fishing village of Aoshima. How did so many cats end up on this Japanese island, you ask? Back in the 1940’s felines were introduced into the population in order to manage the mice population. If you are interested in visiting know that there is only one ferry which runs only twice a day. But here’s the good news: Aoshima is actually one of about 12 cat islands in Japan which means that you could get your cat fix for life, without ever leaving the country. More good news: earlier this year an announcement was made that efforts would be made to start spaying and neutering the entire cat population to help control numbers. Who’s going with me?!
In other news, I learned today that a group of cats is called a clowder. You’re welcome. 🙂