About the project.

From 'Feed the Birds' to 'Do Not Feed the Animals'; 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.

From 'Feed the Birds' to 'Do Not Feed the Animals'

News and updates

10th March 2023
Red kite feeding in Reading
The Animal Feeding team are looking for red kite feeders in Reading and the surrounding area! The town has long been known as a town of red kite lovers - and our team of researchers want to know if that is still the case so they can learn more about the birds of prey.
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8th July 2021
PhD studentships

We're looking for two more PhD researchers to join our From Feed the Birds to Do Not Feed the Animals project team!

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17th June 2021
Animal feeding in the time of a pandemic: research network meeting report

In May 2021 the From Feed the Birds to Do Not Feed the Animals team held our second research network meeting, this time for our full research network (we’d used the first meeting to pilot our online technologies and collaboration methods so focussed on cats and cat feeding, and engaged research a

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