Black cats (and dogs) have trouble finding homes already due to fear and superstition, but now thanks to the digital age, “they don’t look good in selfies” can be added to the list of reasons not to adopt them.
The RSPCA in the UK has announced that there’s been a rise in the number of black cats being abandoned. It’s been reported that 70 percent of the 1000 cats in its care are black and the spokesman thinks they know why, “There are a number of reasons for us having so many black cats, including the fact that black animals tend not to photograph as well as other cats with more distinctive markings.”
Other animal charities agree with this trend. Blue Cross has also experienced a rise in the number of black cats it took in between 2007 and 2013, an increase of 65 percent.
Here are some photos to prove that before you write off black cats on your adoption list, that you should check your camera settings first.