Cats and mankind have been living in harmony for many years but that hasn't always been the truth. There have been times when felines have been practically wiped out in the name of God. And what occurred the Black Fatality reigned supreme for a lot longer than it will. So we will get back to the beginnings of recorded background to enough time of the pharaohs of Egypt. Here cats were revered as Gods and many were mummified to previous for eternity. As the pet cats guarded the grain warehouses and wiped out the rats and mice that given on the grain. Therefore reducing famines, which were the curse of Egypt. It had been illegal to wipe out cats in those times, like cows in India today.
I believe one of the reason why there were few cats around is basically because they used to eat them. And once in a while the restaurant feline catches would pick up an cat they may find and take them back again to the restaurant. I recall seeing felines in glass displays out the front of the restaurants. But somewhere within then and today they restricted eating cats. So cats are now not on the menu and today there are pet cats everywhere. Most of them started off in someone's house and got thrown away, as most are extremely friendly. Also they have got this thing about stomach worms. And in those times China had not been as modern as now so abdomen worms is a problem. Fleas are not really a problem because they have tile surfaces and solid wood furniture.