About the project

Signs stating ‘Do not feed the animals’ are ubiquitous in zoos, national parks and urban spaces. However, humans appear to have a deep-seated proclivity to feed other animals.

This project will use thousands of years of evidence to explore the human fascination with feeding animals - and explore the consequences of this feeding for the shared health of humans, other animals and wider environments in the present day.

News and updates

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15th February 2021
Have you fed the cat?
Research network meeting
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3rd February 2021
PhD opportunity
A fully funded PhD opportunity is available at the University of Exeter
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20th November 2020
We’re recruiting
After a six-month COVID-19 induced hiatus 'From Feed the Birds to Do Not Feed the Animals' is regaining momentum … and building the project team!

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