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Freedom for the Texas hedgehogs?

More than 27,000 animals are now the legal custody of the city of Arlington, Texas, following their seizure fromĀ U.S Global Exotics following a judgement on the 30th January. I have been kept in touch with the goings on in Arlington, Texas, thanks to the wonderful folk at the Hedgehog Welfare Society, as well as friends [...]

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Why the exotic pet trade is wrong and undercover investigations are so important

More than 27,000 animals, including over 730 hedgehogs, have been seized from exotic pet dealer in Arlington, Texas. The company, US Global Exotics, was raided following a seven month undercover investigation by the animal rights organisation, PETA. In what is thought to be the largest seizure of animals in the US, the range of species [...]

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  • Hugh Warwick holding a toad

  • Hugh Warwick is an ecologist and writer with a particular fondness for hedgehogs. His first book, A Prickly Affair, remains the only book to have accolades from both Jeanette Winterson and Ann Widdecombe on the cover. The Beauty in the Beast is published in May 2012 and takes him on a journey in search of other animals. And in November 2012 he returns to hedgehogs with a book about the iconography of the animal.

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