Sunday, August 10, 2008

Black Cats Killed by Italian Satanists

The Scotsman
9 August 2008

Not so lucky for black cats killed by satanists in Italy

By Nick Pisa in Rome

DOZENS of black cats are vanishing across Italy every day to be used in Satanic rituals, an animal welfare group has revealed.

In the last few weeks, black cats - strays as well as pets - have vanished from the streets of Milan, Rome, Florence and Venice. The Italian Association for the Defence of Animals and the Environment (Aidaa) estimates 60,000 were killed last year, to ward off bad luck, but also for use in satanic rites and in cosmetics laboratories where black fur gives the best results. [...]