I've never been to a cat cafe, but I've heard of them in Japan. I like cats and have been somewhat interested in the idea. In Japan, there are about 150 cat cafes, where customers can drink coffee and eat snacks in the company of cats. (There are also owl, rabbit, and hedgehog cafes in Japan).
Recently the Neko no Te (Cat's Paw) Cafe in Tokyo has been in the news and not for a nice reason. Neko no Te is said to have violated regulations requiring cats to be kept in cages when not with customers. This is alleged to have resulted in uncontrolled breeding and diseases spreading among the cats. The cafe had permission to keep 10 cats and 62 were found living in the 30 square meter cafe, with more than half of the cats showing symptoms of illness.
The cafe has been ordered to close for 30 days. This is the first time this has happened in Japan. I've decided I'm no longer interested in going to a cat cafe. What do you think - would you go to a cat (or other animal) cafe?