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Taiwan's cat village is a tourist draw and a local headache

The cats are fine. It's the people taking and dropping them off that are the problem

Cat cafes line an alley in Taiwan’s Houtong, which is now better known as “cat village.” (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TAIPEI The town of Houtong in northern Taiwan is known as "cat village," where the cat population of 200 is roughly double that of the human population.

The former mining town attracts nearly a million visitors a year, including many from abroad, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taiwan.

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