It seems that we humans aren't the only ones who need tickets to board trains...

We all know how strict conductors can be on public transport...

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But in China, it turns out that even the smallest of passengers can't get away with traveling without a ticket!

Because recently...

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A cat was escorted from a train for not being a valid ticket holder and we must say, the video of the incident is pretty adorable!

Now, any cat owner will acknowledge the fact that cats are very independent animals.

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They can be left outdoors for long periods of time and be trusted to return home every time.

But sometimes...

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Cats can stray a little bit too far away from home.

Their curiosity can often get the better of them...

And they can get lost away from home for days at a time.

But this usually results in cats having quite the adventure...

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And they can find themselves in all kinds of strange situations and scenarios!

But one cat in China landed itself in quite some trouble recently...

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And it's safe to say it ventured very far from home!

The amusing video surfaced on the Chinese social media app, Douyin...

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And it showed train conductors in the north-western Chinese region of Inner Mongolia storming onto a busy train to kick off an un-paying traveler - a tabby cat.

The cat, whose name is unknown, could be seen being walked from the carriage by a no-nonsense ticket inspector...

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And the poor thing was reluctantly dragged out with its little legs tapping along the floor.

The conductor was then seen dragging the cat onto the platform...

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And then leaving it all by itself.

Even though it's quite disheartening to see the well-behaved feline being left all by itself in the dark...

People have found the whole scenario rather amusing, to say the least.

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But on the other hand, the vast majority were disgusted to see the poor cat be treated in such a degrading manner.

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We can't see why the train conductors couldn't have taken care of the cat until they arrived at their destination...

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Where it could have been handed into a shelter and tracked back to its rightful home.

You can watch the video here:

And we sincerely hope the cat was returned to its loving home shortly after being dumped from the train! For more, keep on reading to learn about the adorable cat that comedian Ricky Gervais has fostered...