Is this a good or bad idea? I thought I’d seen arguments about everything imaginable on Facebook when I came across cat skeleton pinatas for Halloween.
On one side of the idea were people who think nothing is wrong with having a cat skeleton pinata or a black cat pinata at a Halloween party. Some even went so far as to state those who are against these pinatas are complaining about nothing. The cat skeleton theme is done as entertainment.
The other side believes it will give those who commit animal cruelty an outlet, or dare I say it, a practice session. They’re convinced that beating up on a Mexican custom ( which come in all colors) will turn people into animal abusers.
There are at least two versions of the cat pinata for Halloween. One is in the form of a black cat skeleton. The other is a simple black cat. I don’t approve of black cats being used to advertise these as we all know black cats aren’t safe around Halloween.
Although pinatas are commonly associated with Mexico, the Spanish origin of pinatas is largely undisputed among historians, some evidence also points to China as the original root of the pinata custom. And the tradition may have made a stop in Italy on the way from China to Spain.
How would you feel if you attended a Halloween party with one of these being used? Are these simply a fun way to have candy rain down on you or is there a darker meaning since you’ll be beating a cat to get the reward?
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