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Are Britain's cats ready for  cat cafés?
  1. John Bradshaw, BA, PhD
  1. Anthrozoology Institute, University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU
  1. e-mail: J.W.S.Bradshaw{at}


The cat café concept is popular in Japan, but as the first cafés open in the UK, questions  have been asked about the implications for cat welfare. John Bradshaw believes that  it is against the natural behaviour of a cat to be placed in a café and argues that more  research is needed before they are introduced.

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