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In Tokyo, Japan, there is a hedgehog cafe.

In Tokyo, Japan, there is a hedgehog cafe.


Hedgehogs are not native to Japan but have long been sold in the island nation, where less than 20 per cent of households are estimated to have a pet. "All of these hedgehogs are friendly even though some of them might spike you," said Anna Cheung, 11, a visitor from Britain.

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Hedgehog cafes are another example — according to wildlife biologist DJ Schubert in an article by The Dodo, “Hedgehogs are nocturnal, but even if they weren't, the fact that they just allow people to handle and touch and harass these animals is completely inappropriate.

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