Should we be reaching for our cat-feine fix?

There are over 15 cat cafes in the UK and that number is continuing to grow, with London at the forefront of the Feline in Cafe revolution. But how ethical is it to grab a cappuccino whilst stroking our feline friends?

Some charities, including the RSPCA, say these Cat Cafes aren’t suitable homes for strays, with some actively petitioning to shut them down.

The cat cafe craze began in Taiwan in 1998 and then spread to Japan and the rest of the world. The first cat cafe in Britain was opened in Shoreditch in 2014 and was an immediate success (and continues to remain fully booked for most days).

Is it the right thing to keep cats confined in a small space and have them entertain and de-stress us with their purrs and their furs? Join us in the pros and cons debate at the Junior Lawyers Club upcoming session in Wimbledon on the 18th of January.

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