The Japanese love cats and they also love innovation. However, this curious combination doesn’t always turn out well because the latest Japanese innovation is a cat subscription service where you pay an annual fee and get to keep a cat for a year.

After a year, you can return the cat for another one if you want. While a cat subscription service might seem convenient, it’s causing an uproar that abandoning a cat after one year borders on animal abuse. If you’re going to care for a cat, you should truly care for it as a living soul, not just as a piece of furniture you can return after a year.

The Japanese cat subscription service says they’re targeting elderly people who fear they may pass away during the cat’s life and leave the cat with no one to care for it. So perhaps this cat subscription service can find a way to be useful in certain situations.

To learn more about the Japanese cat subscription service, click here.