The joy of raising pets

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)