Sunday, August 26, 2007

Black Cats Killed in Italy

Sunday Telegraph [UK]
26 August 2007

Bad luck for black cats in Italy

By Carmiola Ionescu, Sunday Telegraph

A leading animal rights group has estimated that 60,000 black cats are killed every year by Italians who believe that they bring bad luck.

The Italian Association for the Protection of Animals and the Environment claims that some are also killed as part of black magic rituals. [...]