I yelled at them and stomped my feet, but they still did not move. I was worried about rabies and did not want to get too close, but I needed to get past them. Luckily, I was taking a copy of the Wall Street Journal home to read. I folded it into a Milwall brick, giving me a decent foot-long club that I could use to swat them off if they attacked. I cautiously edged around them, watching them closely and keeping the weapon between us. They kept eating.
After I got past them, I saw that they were eating cat food. There was a little pile of it. I am sure that it was put there on purpose. I do not know if the person intended to feed the feral cats that infest the campus, or if they intended to feed the raccoons. Either way, their action was both stupid and morally wrong.
Feral cats are a nonnative invasive species that disrupt local ecosystems, slaughtering songbirds and small mammals. They should be controlled and killed off. Their existence causes a lot of real harm for almost no benefit. Even if you care about the welfare of cats, and only cats, feeding them is stupid, because it just makes them reproduce, leaving you with more hungry animals than you started with.
Feeding wild animals is also bad and destructive. It hurts them, as they lose their natural survival skills, and it has the potential to hurt the humans they come in contact with. Somebody is probably going to have to kill those two raccoons.