After the meteor hit, the disease spread and all pet monkeys died. Without the monkeys around, people became distraught, especially the kids. So the cats were brought in to replace the monkeys, but people started blaming them, resenting the cats for what had happened to the monkeys. We beat the cats, we kicked the cats, we generally just treated them like shit. We forced them to work as our slaves. First at jobs left vacant by the monkeys: helping organ grinders...and stuff. And then any shit ...