We might *think* it would be easy enough for several adult humans to control a small cat, but it's not as easy as it looks. I had a handicapped little fighter and it took leather gloves, taking apart his carrier, trapping him in the back corner of his carrier with the door of the carrier, and then getting him out. It easily took 3 of us. And then it didn't always go well. Nobody was rough or mean but geez louise, it was a job. It sounded like we were tearing him to pieces right there, screeches and squalling, spitting and hissing and growling. He was ready to kill all of us.
I miss that little spitfire so much, he was a rare treat!