- Passengers in a train in Japan enjoyed their ride with some feline friends
- NGO Kitten Cafe Sanctuary partnered with Yoro Railway Co, Ltd for a weekend event
- They transformed the train into a cat cafe where passengers and stray cats can interact
Stray cats in Japan were given the chance to roam around freely on a train as a Japanese non-governmental organization (NGO) set up an event to raise awareness on the culling of cats.
GMA News Online said in an article that the NGO Kitten Cafe Sanctuary teamed up with Yoro Railway Co, Ltd. to set up a cat cafe on a train on September 10.
The activity made passengers in Ogaki, Japan, enjoy their ride by playing and interacting with some feline friends.
The story cited statistics which show that Japan has a total cat population of 9.8 million while the number of stray cats that have been victims of selective killing dropped from 238,929 in 2004 to 45,574 in 2016. The number of cats also admitted in shelters also decreased dramatically from 237,246 in 2004 to 72,624 in 2016.
“I want more people to know about [stray cats and culling], If there’s anyone interested in adopting cats, please drop by our store,” said Miho Taguchi of Kitten Cafe Sanctuary in a video posted by The Star Online via Youtube.