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Still Waters

Japan: cat island has more cats than humans

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Still Waters

Tashirojima, an island off the east coast of Japan, is completely and utterly overrun by cats and it's just like being a crazy cat lady in the best possible way ever.

With only 100 humans on the island, the population is mostly made up of incredibly cute stray cats - which thrive because locals believe that feeding them will bring them good wealth and fortune.

http://metro.co.uk/2...mazing-4815069/

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Nothing against feeding them, but have they ever heard of spaying an neutering? An island is the ideal place to get a cat population under control being a closed habitat.

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BiffSplitkins

I heard that's the island where Schrödinger used to go on vacation... or was it?

B)

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libstaK

How do you make sure they ALL get enough food? Some of those cats look really hungry, although none look like they are suffering from malnutrition.

Still, it would constantly bother me, I don't think I could live there without bankrupting myself first in getting them all spayed and secondly in keeping them all fed.

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Dark Howl

I love this place. Those kitty houses are so cool.

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FollowTheTrail

I heard that's the island where Schrödinger used to go on vacation... or was it?

B)

And not only that, rumor has it that it used to be his favorite holiday resort... :whistle:
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Princess Serenity

Paradise! I want to live there and just pet every cat.

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Ryu

YAY! Kitties!!!!! I wanna go!!!

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Donnie  Darko

Interesting place. Japan goes all out with their themes.

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:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:

Isn't their another island close to Japan that's called Bunny Island as well?

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Ealdwita

Isn't their another island close to Japan that's called Bunny Island as well?

Yes, but not quite such a pleasant place though, it seems...

http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/okunoshima-island-japans-rabbit-paradise.html

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:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:

Yes, but not quite such a pleasant place though, it seems...

http://www.odditycen...t-paradise.html

I suppose arsenic and other chemical contaminations doesn't make for a very attractive five star resort.

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Dark Howl

Bunny Island is fun too.

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in related news:

Hundreds of cats take over island in New York

TONAWANDA ISLAND , N.Y., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- They might not have a council or a conch, but cats have completely taken over an island in the middle of the Niagara River in New York.

Locals estimate that Tonawanda Island now has hundreds of abandoned and feral cats roaming its shores.

People don't live on the 85-acre island year-round, but the cats now do.

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DefenceMinisterMishkin

Cat Island! :w00t:

I know where i am moving to.. :clap:

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BiffSplitkins

Bunny Island is fun too.

It definitely beats Tarantula Island. :yes:

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Ealdwita

It definitely beats Tarantula Island. :yes:

And everywhere is an improvement on the Isle of Sheppey! (If you have to ask then you've never been there!)

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DefenceMinisterMishkin

I bet there is someone somewhere who would like to live on spider island.. :no:

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