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

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5th September 2023
Conference announcement: January 10th and 11th at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

As we move into the new academic year, From Feed the Birds to Do Not Feed the Animals, is looking both backwards and forwards.

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8th August 2023
Modern Bestiary Art Workshop at Fishbourne Roman Palace

We're delighted to announce the date of another of our modern bestiary art workshops on 28th October 2023.

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.