September 26, 2007

Feeding Ban and Cartoons

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:59 pm by nevavegan

It recently came to my attention that several towns, cities or counties in the DC area have laws against feeding outdoor cats. Because of these laws they prosecute kind-hearted people who just want to help the feral or abandoned cats they find sick or hungry living in alleyways or parks.

The trouble is that feeding bans don’t get rid of cats, but do derail any attempt to help the cats. It is impossible to institute humand Trap, Neuter, Return programs without feeding the cats first to learn their habits, get them used to eating in a certain location, and to have an idea of how many cats will need to be sterilized.

I made a couple of cat related cartoon-type illustrations. I hope they show up here. I believe you can click on the image here to see a larger version.

These other cartoons I created a while back for a group, but as far as I can tell they never used them, so I’m putting them out here too.


  1. Gary said,

    Neva, these illustrations are wonderful – thank you. I feel sad and angry about feeding bans. So many cruelties are legal, while this act of compassion to prevent suffering is illegal. What kind of a world is this?

  2. Neva Vegan said,

    Thank you. Unfortunately the feeding bans tend to be enforced against the poor (who are afraid of fines) and the vulnerable, like the elderly (who are afraid of conflict sometimes). It does nothing but harm. This is the kind of animal welfare regulations Nathan Winograd was criticizing, like animal limit laws, that tend to punish rescuers and compassionate people, and ultimately punish the animals.

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