The coming of the "cat cafe"

Jenny Xie of the Atlantic reports that San Francisco regulators may soon allow the opening of the first American “cat cafe,” where patrons can “sip coffee while petting or playing with a cast of resident felines.” Such institutions are common in Japan and some European countries, but have been barred by strict regulations in the United States.

If cat cafes really do spread to the United States, perhaps it will lead New York City to rethink its misguided regulations barring dogs from bars…