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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26th April 2021
Our first workshop: ‘Have you fed the cat?’

On 18th March, Do Not Feed the Animals held its first collaborative workshop, involving the whole project team and over thirty members of our Research Network.

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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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