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    Add hedgehogs to Schedule 5 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

    I have supported and rescued hedgehogs in my Norfolk garden for 11 years. There are many cases of hedgehogs being killed or injured, including intentionally. The July 2023 torture & mutilation of a hedgehog in Holt, Norfolk has horrified the local community& hedgehog lovers across the UK. Adding hedgehogs to Schedule 5 would give a species in serious decline additional legal protection

    Hedgehogs are listed as vulnerable in Natural England’s IUCN-compliant red list. They are subject to intentional and reckless killing and injury as well as damage and disturbance to their habitat. The RSPCA found that incidents of abuse, including beating, improper killing, mutilation, and neglect increased from 2011-15 and 2016-20.

    Please have a look at my petition
    Thank you,
    Maggie Wilcox


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