In Beijing, China, the Forbidden City was once the palace of the emperors but now it’s a popular tourist attraction. Besides tourists visiting the Palace Museum, sight-seers can now see the group of guard cats that patrol the formerly royal grounds.

Many are these cats were formerly strays who have wandered in from neighboring areas, but no matter what their lineage, the staff will take care of them. In fact, the Forbidden City has spayed and neutered 181 cats since 2009 at a cost of 18,410 yuan (US$3,000). This isn’t the only time humans have treated cats like royalty, but it’s just another example of how cats are really superior to human beings and they let us know it every chance they can get.

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