The cat this being so fascinating
Posted by CHICANIMAUX, 11/2019, Advisor, Animal Care Auxiliary.
For many centuries the cat especially when it is black. And omen of all kinds of legends. But how can a simple black cat inspire so much fear? How can cats inspire so many superstitions?
Ah, those black cats ...
But how is it possible to go from one extreme to the other?
The cat is present in many religions. Fortunately for him, he is not stigmatized in each of them. Although beliefs differ, the cat is an animal that has interested the world for thousands of years. Whether demonized or revered, cats know how to talk about them. Myths and legends are numerous across the globe.
At the air of today, the cat has returned to our homes and flows happy days among men. For as many people do not forget the beliefs of other times. They are told in the hollow of a campfire, is passed on to each other. The Halloween period and Fridays 13 are conducive to the return of superstitions. For people sensitive to the latter, crossing a black cat on a Friday 13 could bring him bad luck. While other days no. In Halloween, there are many decorations of black cats accompanied by wizards and magicians of all kinds vestige of the medieval witch hunt.
Although our companions as purr, be fascinating. It seems important to take a step back from all its legends and myths. Whether black, white or red. A cat remains a living being needing care and attention. Still today, despite all the companions of many associations, it is not uncommon to see cases of cruelty to cats. We can "understand" these cases in the days before when beliefs were a faith of law. But today that she is the excuse for such acts?