Hello Everyone, I have been asked to give a presentation at one of the big scientific meetings in London shortly on feeding carnivores (in captivity). The idea is to persuade people that feeding domestic carnivores (dogs/cats) 'plastic' processed food is wrong and leads to all sorts of behavioural and nutritional problems. I want to bring everyone back down to earth and remind them where domestic carnivores actually come from and how to respect that. Having worked for 3 decades in zoos and parks I have my own opinions on feeding carnivores but would like to know if anyone has views on the following: 1. feeding at night to mimic behaviour in the wild (if relevant to the species) 2. feeding pregnant animals separately (necessary?) 3. feeding in multiple places to avoid fighting 4. feeding whole carcasses (eg. rabbits, sheep etc) 5. feeding only meat and adding vit/min mix to the diet 6. feeding fish to carnivores which habitually eat red meat (eg. big cats) 7. feeding red meat to carnivores which habitually only eat fish (eg. otters) 8. leaving food/carcasses etc in animal paddocks overnight 9. any special meat-based diets for weaning time ? 10. feeding road kills I expect there will be other topics to add to this list as the discussion develops. All views welcome, thank you.