This is just a picture of a male cat being neutered in Shanghai, China in 2006. It caught my eye and looks shocking to me. But perhaps it shouldn’t.
The caption does not say the cat is male but this has to be the case because a general anaesthetic is not being used as far as I can tell. Perhaps a local anaesthetic was used. The cat looks alert but calm. I am sure the cat was actually just frightened into mute passivity. Total submission.
The interesting aspect is the way the cat is spread-eagled and tied down. This has to be completely different to Western techniques. The operation took place in Shanghai in 2006.
In the West there would be a general anaesthetic and the usual preparation for that. The good thing, once you get over the shock, is that it is actually happening. This is better than simply slaughtering cats en masse.