AR-News: (UK) Hedgehog Group Begins Rescue Operation

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Mon Apr 5 15:45:06 EDT 2004

By Andrew Black, Scottish Press Association 

Animal rights activists began a rescue mission today to save hedgehogs in the 
Western Isles due to be culled in a controversial programme.

Uist Hedgehog Rescue (UHR) claimed to have already saved 15 of the animals on 
North Uist and Benbecula.

The operation is being run by the Uist Wader Project – a partnership 
including Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Executive – 
which said the cull was needed because hedgehogs eat eggs of protected wader 
birds which populate the islands.

Those opposed to the action have called it inhumane and said the animals 
should be relocated to the mainland rather than killed.

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