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    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Hedgehogs have finally humbled burger giant McDonald's after years of campaigning, forcing the company to redesign its killer McFlurry ice-cream containers.

    Up to now the opening in the container has been large enough for hedgehogs to get their heads into for a lick of the left-over dessert -- a trap they have then been unable to withdraw from, so dying of starvation in untold numbers.

    But from September 1, the wide-mouthed opening in the lid of the McFlurry containers will be reduced in size, making them too small for the sugar-loving animals to get their heads into.

    "This is excellent, it is long overdue news," said Fay Vass, chief executive of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. "We have been in touch with McDonald's about this problem for over five years and are delighted that they have at last solved the problem."

    McDonald's said in a statement the design change had resulted from pressure from the society, which prompted "significant research and design testing" to develop new packaging.

    "The smaller aperture of the lid has been designed to prevent hedgehogs from entering the McFlurry container in the unfortunate incidence that a lid is littered and is then accessible to wildlife," it added.
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    Maybe instead of caving to pressure McDonald's could have reintroduced the "Keep Litter In It's Place" campaign. Or are the hedgehogs just crawling into dumpsters and getting their heads stuck?

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    I hated how small they were in the first place. How about instead of making them smaller, they just make a lot bigger. Then the hedgehogs can easily pull their heads out.

    Plus since when did Europeans litter, I thought only brutish americans did that.
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    Nothing makes my day like seeing one if those six pack holder things around the neck of an endangered sea bird. The birds deserve to strangle the way they strangle us out of jobs. American business is more important.

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    Nothing makes my day like seeing one if those six pack holder things around the neck of an endangered sea bird. The birds deserve to strangle the way they strangle us out of jobs. American business is more important.
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    Hmmm..........tough choice. Do I come up with an over the top satirical answer or do I just post the mirriam Webster definition of sarcasm?


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    As for the hedgehogs, chances are slim that it's from litter, as littering one of those cups in the UK would cost you (if seen) $ 150.00 a pop.
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    It really is sad that hedgehogs are dying like this, seriously.

    But I can't stop laughing. That may be the most random thing ever...

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    Even if one hedgehog is saved by this, then it was well worth the millions spent.
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    SAVE THE HEDGEHOGS!

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    FREE THE HEDGEHOGS FROM THEIR MCFLURRY OVERLORDS!
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    ALL YOUR MCFLURRY BELONG TO US!

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    Somehow I think this all can be connected to Global Warming. If not for the reduction in Hedgehog numbers, Global warming probably wouldn't be on the scale it is today. We can exxpect our environment to return to normal now that the Hedgehog numbers should rebound!

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    And the fighting will stop in the Middle East!
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