The documentary series “City of Joy” chronicles the complexities of the ancient city of Beijing. The current capital of China is not only historically and culturally significant, it is also a diverse environment with different lifestyles. This episode focuses on one of those lifestyles: raising pets.
Having a living companion is a great comfort to many people. Dogs and cats are popular pets, but what about crickets, goldfish or pigeons? They happen to be part of a traditional Beijing lifestyle! Watch the documentary below to learn more about these animals and the people who raise them.
(video provided by the Beijing Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism)