Pet hedgehogs are all the rage these days, but the wild ones who live in the United Kingdom don’t have an easy life. According to Fay Vass, chief executive of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, “Hedgehog populations have declined by half in rural areas and by a third in urban ones in the last 20 years.” In an attempt to help the cute, spikey creatures, London’s Camden Town Brewery collaborated with the society to build mini pubs for hedgehogs.
According to the brewery, each pub is “a safe place for hedgehogs to hibernate in winter, and birth baby hogs in summer, available to buy for your very own garden.” If owning a tiny hedgehog pub wasn’t incentive enough, 100 percent of the proceeds go toward the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, and each purchase ($65) comes with a four-pack of beer (for human consumption) called Camden Hells in Hibernation Lager. A portion of all the sales of Camden Hells in Hibernation Lager will also be donated to the society.
Vass said, “We are very grateful that Camden Town Brewery is showing support for hedgehogs with its fantastic Hells in Hibernation Lager. […] The funds and awareness that this collaboration raises will help us, help hedgehogs.”
Only 60 Hibernation Arms hedgehog pubs were available, and they all sold out yesterday, but you can still donate to the cause and have a beer to celebrate.