In Tokyo, sometimes we can see someone (usually a middle aged person or old person) is feeding a stray cat. They buy foods for cats by themselves and give them to stray cats on the street. Both of feeder and cat do not clean up leftover foods, so the street turned to be messy sometimes.
According to Tokyo Metropolitan's survey in 2011-2012, 58 % of Tokyo residents think feeding stray cats is not good.
Table 1:Have you seen someone was feeding a stray cat?
|Often see feeding||22.1|
|Sometimes see feeding||31.7|
|Seldom see feeding||20.9|
Number of samples are 1472.
Table 2: What do you think about feeding stray cats?
|I want to feed cats also||6.3|
|I like to see feeding, but I do not feed||9.3|
Number of sample is 1472.
Source is Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health.