Oh no. As if black cats didn't have it hard enough already -- they live in constant fear that a car might hit them at night, Halloween is always a high-anxiety time for them -- now owners are ditching them because they don't look good in selfies. It's meowtrageous. I mean, you've got to be kitten me. I cat believe this is happening.
According to Cosmopolitan UK, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has 70% more black cats in its rescue centers than any other color, partly because black cats don't look good in selfies. Which translates to, HAVE PEOPLE LOST THEIR F---ING MINDS? "Crazy cat ladies" don't seem so crazy in comparison -- at least they don't abandon their pets over insufficient Facebook likes!
"There are a number of reasons for this," a spokesperson for the RSPCA told the Times of London, "ranging from the fact that black cats are harder to tell apart from other cats with more distinctive makings and the fact that black animals tend to not photograph well."
Personally, I think black cats look dope in photos. I myself have a black mini poodle, and it might not always be easy to get a perfect shot, but then again, SO WHAT? If you're getting a pet for the singular purpose of looking cute on your Instagram, then please, don't get a pet, but maybe get some therapy.
I hope this cat haunts your dreams, bad pet owners: