With regard to hedgehogs being marked with paint I have noticed an increase in this practice with the hogs visiting my feeders. Some of them have great splotches of paint over them. Some arrive still glistening with black paint over them. They must be being trapped to do this which is distressing enough, let alone the consequential behaviour effects of being marked has on them. I think it’s disgusting that people think they have a right to treat these wild animals in this way. They don’t own them, and putting paint on them is cruel and serves no useful purpose.
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