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Anger over wild squirrel meat on sale in north London

A north London grocery store is committing "wildlife massacre" by selling squirrel meat, an animal welfare group has claimed.

Vegetarians International Voice for Animals (Viva) accused a branch of Budgens of supporting a "barbaric and needless cull" of grey squirrels.

An independently-owned branch in Crouch End has been selling the meat for four months.

Shop owner Andrew Thornton said he sold the meat for "sustainability reasons".

Sarah Harris reports.

  • 30 Jul 2010
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