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Less than a month to sign hedgehog petition

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Chatter box Over 43,000 people have signed an online petition to make hedgehogs a protected species. Oliver Colvile MP, who launched the petition, has also received more than 3,000 paper signatures. But the petition closes in less than a month and it needs 100,000 signatures to be debated in parliament.

Hedgehog numbers have fallen by a third in urban areas and 50 per cent in rural areas since 2000. Mr Colvile said: "Their numbers are in serious decline and it is our responsibility and duty to help reverse that in any way we can." To sign the petition, visit: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/121264  Chatter box

Sodexo and Iceland commit to end sale of caged eggs

Global food producer Sodexo and British supermarket Iceland have announced their commitment to end the sale of eggs from caged hens by 2025.

Sodexo said the commitment 'marks a major step forward in the animal welfare strategy of the group and bolsters its reputation as an industry leader on Corporate Responsibility'.

Iceland's decision was reached following customer feedback and extensive consultations with the company's egg suppliers. The announcement follows a similar decision made by Tesco earlier this month.


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