While reading a programming article which had nothing to do with cats or Halloween, it was mentioned that it's "obvious" for a cat store to not sell black cats in October.
Why exactly is this? Does it have something to do with Halloween? My mind immediately wanders to dark places, such as there being some horrific "tradition" of hurting/killing black cats in Halloween or something like that. Witches, black cats, etc. I'm not very familiar with that holiday. It's a very American thing.
Do evil people really buy black cats to hurt them? Is that what's implied here? Or is there any other reason for not selling black cats specifically in October?