Japan's Cat Island

Aoshima island (??), Ehime, has become one of the popular destinations for the cat lovers. The island has 15 people (between 50-80 years old) and more than 100 cats. There is neither inn, restaurant nor vending machine.

During WWII, many people escaped to the island from the main land. The island population hit the highest of 655 people in 1960. There have not been enough job so many people left the island. On 1976 the island's only primary school shut down. In early 2000 the cat population started to grow while the human population hit then new low, 50. Today you only see 15 people( 4 fishermen and the rest retirees) on the island.

There are nos car or even a bike on the island, so there are real threats to the cats, where they live peacefully among the many abandoned houses.

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+5 1. cameramaster commented 4 years ago

Strictly for pussy lovers ;-)
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+7 2. thefox commented 4 years ago

Donald Trump would like it here. He likes to grab pussies. :)
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+6 3. huldu commented 4 years ago

You don't want to be a rat living on that island that's for sure.
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+3 4. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#1, #2 How funny! :D
And what are you, dear cameramaster, doing up so early? I hope it's not your head again. :|

Dear Burimi, even though this cat situation actually exuded some unexpected peacefulness, I am sure that you, the link master, can now find me a dog island video, as I am very fond of dogs. :*
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+4 5. Burimi commented 4 years ago

#4 'Land of the Strays' Territorio de Zaguates - Costa Rica

https://youtu.be/u8RhLayAU4g?t=16s
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+4 6. Robin882 commented 4 years ago

It must be a hard time being a mouse on that island! :x
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+3 7. cameramaster commented 4 years ago

#4 Sigh...same old same old :-/
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+1 8. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#5 Perfect! Thank you dearest Burimi, that was lovely, and the music was a great match as dogs are by nature just as happy as can be. Now submit to snotr! :* <3

#7 You poor thing, no snotr for about 4 hours, dark room and rest..we'll be here waiting for you. :*
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+3 9. ringmaster commented 4 years ago

The live version of the Disney movie Aristocats :)
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+2 10. mwak commented 4 years ago

hoooo I need to get there :* <3
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+1 11. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#10 Oh that's right...your profile picture is a cat..and "mwak" which I think is a pretty username, but is it possibly a sound a cat is making trying to sing maybe? ;) <3 :squirrel:
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+1 12. snotraddict commented 4 years ago

So if it's cat island, then it must also be "single old crazy women" island as well, yes? ;) >:) But on a sane note, this is too much. What lunatic let it get this out of control? Edit: just read more of the title and summary, very interesting.
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+1 13. mwak commented 4 years ago

#11 haha yes it comes from there, I was creating an account one day and my cat was making strange sounds :P