For the first time, all of the cats at a cat rescue facility in Bishopston, Bristol, England, are black since they don’t look well in selfies. The sanctuary is home to 40 cats, none of whom are ginger or tabby.
It’s not because they’re usually connected with superstition, ill luck, or witchcraft, according to Christine Bayka, the rescue center’s founder. She claims that potential adopters avoid them because darker cats don’t photograph well and so don’t appear nice in selfies.
Christine created The Bristol Moggery Rehoming Center 21 years ago, and she claims the crisis is worsening.
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“It’s a developing issue; 20 years ago, it wasn’t like this. After 20 years of struggling to produce black cats, the selfies have made it even more difficult.”
Another cat rescue organization agreed, claiming that black cats are the last to be adopted because people prefer a pet that “looks better” on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
Amy Buckle, a branch manager at the Last Chance Animal Rescue Center in New Romney, said she now has 12 cats in her care, five of them are black.
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“Relocating black cats is always the most difficult for us.” Even if we produce a litter with entirely black kittens, as soon as I have a fluffy ginger kitten, people aren’t interested in learning about black cats.”
“People nowadays appear to be obsessed with shooting images and posting them on Facebook and Instagram, and they want to look like an animal model on social media. For whatever reason, the black cats are overlooked. They appear to be uninteresting to most people.”
“When people come to meet animals on a regular basis, they typically overlook black cats in favor of a red fluffy cat. It’s quite depressing.”
To avoid additional black kittens being produced during “kitten season,” which runs from April to September, The Moggery is encouraging black cat owners in Bristol to have their cats spayed in February, with the charity paying the cost. not desired