PETA’s stance on cat cafes

For Immediate Release:
April 23, 2014

PETA thinks the cats may enjoy the experience and even acquire a forever home if their safety and well-being are priorities and if they are comfortable in their surroundings—meaning no escape paths to the streets, no loud noises, and opportunities to retreat and sleep as cats like to do during the day. They should also never be picked up and put down repeatedly as if they were merchandise.

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