Many animals are sometimes tortured by human beings just by cruelty and
sometimes it's due to myths or superstitions. Cats are the
most victims of mistreatments, cruelties of all kinds, practiced by human
beings that forget that the poor animals feel pain and sadness like we
The origin of beliefs as those ones come from barbaric habits of the antiquity,
also adopted in the Medium Age, when many women classified as witches were
condemned to burn in bonfires, togheter with their dogs and cats that were
also "convicts" and sacrificed.
According to the popular tradition, here are some of those
myths and superstitions:
"Cats have seven lives". Perhaps that myth is due to the fact that
cats have extraordinary reflexes and balances and get rid of very easily
"Black cats give bad luck". That is just a foolishness and, unhappily,
it reveals prejudice.
Cuting a piece of the black cat's ear is good to do black magic or sorcery".
It's a tradition among a few Brazilian people to use a piece of the black
cat's ear to practice black sorcery. It is a cruelty, a vile act.
Here is a suggestion of the macabre humor: if
somebody needs an ear to do black magic or sorcery, why doesn't he use
the his own?
the humanity material progress not always has generated the moral progress
and nowadays there are still some people that live with their head
back in the Medium Age, practicing cruelties against defenseless beings.