Recently, there has been a controversy in an Internet community about feeding feral cats.
The controversy started with some cat moms’ extravagant behavior, and they are being pointed out as a nuisance by spraying feed on a car parked in an underground parking lot in an apartment complex under the pretext of taking food for stray cats.
A small amount of help is needed to protect precious lives and coexist with people, but there is a counter-argument that it was necessary to provide meals while harming others.
According to an article posted on community sites such as FM Korea on the 18th, there was a story that people believed to be cat moms put cat food on the windshield of their car and almost suffered damage.
Author A said, “I parked in the underground parking lot, but I put cat food on the windshield of the car. I don’t know why I put it here instead of somewhere else,” he said.
In the photo he posted, food was placed between the windshield wipers. Some were caught between the windows and the wipers.
Mr. A also revealed that the cat was inside the car, but it was reported that the cat entered the gap because the sunroof was not closed after driving.
He said, “I think my mother pulled the car with the sunroof open and[the cat]got in.” “I was surprised to see the cat.”
He added, “I didn’t report it, but it was beyond my understanding.”
Taking care of a stray cat in an underground parking lot is not good for the residents as well as for the cat.
A cat can cause damage to the vehicle body as it moves over the vehicle. Especially, if a cat enters the engine room of a vehicle after driving in winter, it may be damaged and the cat may lose its life.
In particular, if the cat moves without knowing that it is under the car, serious injury or death may occur.
It is a nuisance that threatens to take the life of a cat again in the name of protecting a stray cat, and can cause economic loss to the borrower by damage to the angin room.
You may ask, “What if the car has some scratches?”, but repainting a vehicle costs hundreds of thousands of won, and there are various problems such as the time it takes to repair and the loss of being able to use the car after the repair.
It is clearly wrong to inflict damage on others just because they protect a stray cat.
Under the current law, it is difficult to hold criminal responsibility for a stray cat scratching a vehicle, but under the Civil Act, it can be held responsible for misconduct caused by ‘negligence’.