This is a video hosted on a Chinese server in China. Once again, I wanted to look at some Chinese videos and what I’m finding so far is a lot of cuteness. I sense that both the Japanese and Chinese tend to relate to their domestic cats as cute humans which is what people do in the West a lot of the time as well.
Apparently this little kitten was flown two thousand kilometres to his or her new home. You can see the woman introducing the kitten to his new surroundings. She clearly has a fondness for cats because she has two or three waiting in the wings to meet the new arrival. She keeps them away for the time being.
In presenting this video, I have not forgotten that there are no animal welfare laws in China and there is, amongst a section of society it seems to me in China, a cruelty towards animals which is in stark contrast to what you see in this video.
It would be nice, actually, to be able to talk to people in China to try and get a perhaps clearer idea of what goes on in that country. They tend to block out interference from the West and it can be quite hard to understand the mentality behind the relationship between people and their domestic cats.
For instance, before the Beijing Olympic Games the authorities cleaned up all the streets in Beijing of stray cats and dogs in what I would consider to be a very brutal way. On the one side you have that, a very careless and callous approach to animal welfare, and on the other side you have this sort of video where a Chinese woman clearly has a very deep fondness for domestic cats.