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Review: Have not visited yet so disregard my "Rating" - looking forward to my first visit. Good / informative site - this is a bold "take" on running a compassionate business. The store is almost 3 years old now - I hope that they continue on - they are doing a lot of good work in Derby. "Sound Bites" have an excellent newsletter - see their site for back issues. Read about the "Sound Bites" story on page 20 of this issue of Vegan Views - http://www.ibiblio.org/veganviews/vv109.pdf . . Mice etc. - my experience is that it is best to be completely open about how a business manages mice / insect visitors. I have read Patrick's note on VeggiePlaces - I have a similar experience of UK Health Inspectors - I was given a similar ultimatum in the 90's - "kill or close" - we caught as many mice as we could but some did die - even in the best humane traps that we could find. See - http://www.petacatalog.org/prodinfo.asp?number=HP200 - there must be a UK supplier - "Sound Bites" may like to stock & sell them also! I remember the constant "battle" very well - we even invited some customers / friends to wander around the building / cellars & give their input re. "mouse proofing". I have met farmers who provided homes for numerous unloved / abandoned (neutered) cats - cats are not an option for a food store which is locked up at night. Very good info - http://www.nps.gov/public_health/inter/info/general/NPS_RP_Manual_v2.pdf . . A planet infested by humans! - http://infestedwithhumans.com/?tab=Home . . Every business makes some mistakes - the trick is to learn from the mistakes & move forward.