"The Hedgehogs".

Hedgehog original watercolor portrait by Juan Bosco
8 by 4 inches (21x9,5cm)

Hedgehog original watercolor portrait by Juan Bosco
8 by 4 inches (21x9,5cm)


ITEM SPECIFICS nº 1084:

One of Britain's smallest and least aggressive animal charities has coaxed a giant multinational into changing its ways - for the sake of the nation's hedgehogs.

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society has forced McDonald's to spend a massive, but undisclosed, amount on redesigning the containers for its McFlurry Dessert, after one of the most genteel campaigns in conservation history.

It was in 2001 that a postman first found a hedgehog with its head stuck in a McFlurry carton, and alerted the society, in the first of hundreds of SOS calls. The sweet-toothed creatures were tempted into discarded tubs by the smell of the left-overs. They could get their heads in through a wide opening in their lids, but their spines stopped them from pulling out again.
After a lengthy redesign, McDonald's has revealed a new lid with a smaller aperture. The victorious society responded with characteristic civility: "We are delighted. Many hedgehog lives will be saved."

The Independent.

Original watercolors of hedgehogs painted by Juan Bosco, the artist of San Martin Arts & Crafts.


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