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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2006, 20:29 GMT 21:29 UK
McDonald's aids hedgehogs' safety
Old McFlurry lid
Hedgehogs could die of dehydration or starvation in the old cup
A charity has won a six-year campaign to get McDonald's to change the design of an ice cream container because hedgehogs could become stuck in it.

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society, based in Dhustone, Shropshire, was unhappy about the lid on the McFlurry.

The fast food giant said significant research had been carried out to develop the new lid.

It now has a hole which is too small for hedgehogs to crawl through.

Fay Vass, from the animal group, said: "They'd get their head stuck against the lid of the (old) cup, which all too often ends up in the hedgehog's environment, because we're a nation of litter bugs unfortunately."




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