Do you think it's kind to feed strays?
Thanks to Lingcat for this photo. A caregiver called up to tell me that these posters had gone up (and I encouraged her to call the TC and ask them about it) and then Lingcat saw them and sent a copy to me.
First of all, the poster makes no sense. Why would the cats cause a mess if they are being fed? Let me put it this way - you have a big pile of garbage versus food that has been prepared specially for you, which would you pick? In fact, most animals go into the garbage because they aren't fed.
Secondly, they spread diseases? So does the woman screaming in the poster.
The point is - if you have regular, responsible caregivers who feed the cats in a clean manner, you have less animals going into the garbage. There is no food left around, and hence you get less pests. So if you want to keep the area clean, then responsible feeding should be encouraged!