Hedgehogs are now seriously endangered and could be gone by 2025.

August 28, 2007 at 3:06 pm (frightening things) ()

Despite the fact that my friends have only ever met African pigmy hedgehogs (the small, domesticated kind my mom keeps), I have a feeling Brenden, Ari, and Emily are going to be as upset about this news as I was about the Aldabra banded snail — the wild European variety of this spiny creature is now endangered, thanks to habitat destruction. At the current rate, the hedgehog will be extinct in less than 20 years. Other beloved British natives like the house sparrow, harvest mouse, cuckoo and water vole are also seriously threatened.

Announcing the list was Joan Ruddock, the minister with special responsibility for biodiversity, who remains optimistic that species and habitat loss would be curtailed within three years, adding that the increase in the list was partly due to more-rigorous scientific analysis.

“Through the Biodiversity Action Plan, we have shown that we can be very successful when we target our resources at conserving particular species and habitats,” she said. “We have increased the population of the rare cirl bunting and also areas of lowland heathland.”

Let’s hope so.

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6 Comments

  1. Emily said,

    Noooo!

  2. Brendenator said,

    WHAT THE FUCK! TUPEEE! I LOVE MY TUPEEE! FUCKING CAPITALIST FUCKERS COULDN’T BE SATISFIED WITH TAKING OUR RIGHTS, KILLING PEOPLE FOR PROFIT, ENSLAVING MILLIONS AND KILLING EVEN MORE, NOW THEY ARE TAKING OUR SPINY FRIENDS AWAY TOO, FUCK THAT SHIT, THEY CROSSED THE LINE.

    Brendenator

  3. charlo said,

    i love hedgehogs their sooooooo cute i woud never want them to die out!
    i realy want to help them……………..

    SAVE THE HEDGEHOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Joshua said,

    I AGREE!!!!!! DOWN WITH BRITAIN, UP WITH HEDGEHOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Crystal said,

    SAME HERE!!!!!!GO HEDGEHOGS!!!!!!BOO BRITAIN!!!!!!!!!please stay alive O.O please?

  6. Crystal said,

    HEDGEHOGS WILL RAGE WAR AGAINST BRITAIN!!!!!

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