Children are supposed to be fed by their parents, and if their parents can't afford to feed them, why are they having kids?
Pets, on the other hand, have been domesticated or removed from their natural environment, thus making them completely dependent on people.
So if it came down to my money paying for some stray dog's food or paying for some stray kid's food, you'd better teach that kid how to bark. As I stated, it's his parents' job to feed him, not mine.
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