Fearing hedgehogs could be extinct within the decade, Brian May launched a new campaign today at the House of Commons, London, urging animal lovers to make videos or take selfies quoting one of the hedgehog facts on website gracethehedgehog.co.uk – and put on social media with hashtag #AmazingGrace.
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We Are The Champions… For Hedghogs: Queen legend comes to the rescue
16 April 2916 by Stuart Winter
Dr Brian May has launched the Amazing Grace campaign
to educate people on the endangered creature
The rock guitarist is so worried that one of the countryside’s most iconic animals is heading for extinction that he has launched the Amazing Grace campaign in honour of a brave baby hedgehog. Grace is a tiny hoglet who survived against the odds after being stricken by a deadly fly infestation. The musician and singer Kerry Ellis today unveiled a special version of the classic 18th Century hymn to highlight Britain’s hedgehog crisis at a launch ceremony in Westminster.
Dr May said:
“The UK’s hedgehogs are in trouble. Our hedgehog population has dropped dramatically from 35 million to less than a million in the last forty years. We want to highlight the dangers faced by hedgehogs in Britain today and the threat of how they could be extinct by 2025 – that’s less than 10 years – unless we can help them. How shocking that hedgehogs are in danger of extinction in this country. We have destroyed most of the hogs’ habitat by over development and ruined what’s left with poisons and restrictions on their movement. We can unite and give these wonderful creatures a chance. Help us spread the news.” READ MORE