Row over hedgehog's research death
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Row over hedgehog's research death

Animal welfare organisations have criticised the treatment of hedgehogs in a research study after one was found 26 plastic tags attached to his spines and a radio tracker on his back.

One group said the tags would have made it stick out "like a sore thumb" and become a target for predators.

Nottingham Trent University, which was involved in the study, said the hedgehog would have been "completely unhindered" by the presence of the tags.

The animal had become injured in the wild and later died while being cared for at a rehab centre.

  • 16 Sep 2016