Monday, October 17, 2011

Black Cat Bad Luck Extends Beyond Superstition

Chances are, you've heard the belief that if a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.  Somehow, these cute, furry little creatures have even been labeled as demons.  Unfortunately, the myth may actually render bad luck to the cats.  
Some animal activist groups warn against those practicing dark magic, claiming some may use the cats for sacrificial means or some other form of cruelty and abuse.  They insist you keep your black cat inside during Halloween.  Many shelters will not adopt out black cats in October for this very reason.  I've never personally heard of this happening, and don't know if it is just another myth or not.   
However, I could see some kids grabbing black cats as pranks or even people adopting or stealing them for part of their decoration and then kicking them out once the party is over.  Black kitty or not, go ahead and keep your cats safe this Halloween, if for nothing else, from all the kids, the candy, and the chaos.   
And the next time a black cat crosses your path, smile, and don't rely on a cat for your luck, good or bad. 
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