In October, in addition to canceling adoptions of black and white casts, posts are not allowed in their social media groups
An article from El Siglo Coahuila
ISABEL AMPUDIA / EL SIGLO COAHUILA / SALTILLO Tuesday, October 19, 2021, updated 1:35 pm
Alma Salinas Barrón, president of the Alliance for Animal Rights in Coahuila (ADAC), explained that in October, in addition to canceling adoptions of black and white cats, no publications are allowed in their social media groups either by request or to offer them up for adoption.
"In October," Barrón explained, "the 'euphoria' for black and white cats is unleashed since there are people who due to ignorance or despair believe that rituals in Santeria or witchcraft, will return a loved one or that they will win the lottery. Desperate people believe this and that is why they are looking for that type of animal."
“In the months of October we have found dead animals, mainly kittens, with their stomachs opened and stuffed with a thousand things. They are victims of that type of use and in the end nothing happens because these rituals are a lie. People should stop deceiving themselves. They should not believe that they gave a black or white animal as an offering,” Barrón revealed.
Barrón stated that cats should always be indoors and they should not walk outside. They are always in danger regardless of their color, since they can be poisoned, beaten, attacked by dogs, or become infected with any disease. This is especially true in October and if you are owner of a black or white cat, you should not allow them to go out, as they may be a victim of people's ignorance by wanting to use it as an offering for witchcraft.
Barrón maintained that every year, between four and five cases are reported to them where they are alerted not to give a feline for adoption to a person, since it is common that in October they seek to adopt. However, there are more unreported cases.
"Right now we have stopped many adoptions of black kittens because we want to protect them. Sometimes people are offended, and they say that these rituals are ignorant and we will not use them for witchcraft, but people do. And we have to protect them from those dangers," Barrón concluded.