Save the UVic Rabbits!
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You’ve probably heard the news: the University of Victoria, suffering a rabbit overpopulation problem which is entirely the fault of people, has just begun a massive cull.
There are 1,300-1,500 rabbits, and every one of them is either a released pet or the offspring of a released pet. Most of them are tame; they’re described as being “an integral part of the…campus” for some students. The university says that it doesn’t know how many rabbits will be killed.
(From Greenmuze.com: )
Animal rights’ activist Roslyn Cassells has been working to raise awareness about the possibility of a cull and wants the University of Victoria to continue to explore options of finding homes for the rabbits. She worries that the university has been deliberately preparing a disinformation campaign to soften up the public into accepting a cull.
“As I looked further in to this, I felt the university had no intention of letting the animals live and in fact were manufacturing disinformation. The university’s desire to maintain the appearance of doing due diligence on the rabbit issue, without any genuine interest in, or intention of, diverting from their planned course of killing the rabbits,” explains Cassells in a telephone interview. “The university continually refers to its ‘attempts’ or other’s ‘failed’ attempts at resolving the problem using non-lethal means and holds this up as their justification for now promoting a kill.”
The BC SPCA is against the cull, and they are currently asking pet stores to sell only sterilized rabbits. This is a ridiculous, ridiculous situation which is caused entirely by people who are–let’s be honest–complete morons. They bought cute little bunnies at Easter time for the kids, but when the full-grown rabbits became too expensive or too time-consuming or too boring, they “set them free”, essentially dumping pets who for their entire lives have only known a house or even in a cage into a completely new world.
Most of the time, these rabbits die. Some, like the UVic rabbits, are dropped off in a spot popular for rabbit abandonment–thus, more manage to survive long enough to produce offspring. The fault is entirely completely upon humans with very little sense and very little compassion.
Do you want to help the bunnies?
Please call and email! Protest the killing of hundreds of tame rabbits:
Managing the cull:
Executive Director, Facilities Management
University of Victoria
Office of the President:
People in the Office
Ludgard De Decker
Director, Office of the President
Projects Officer, Office of the President
Administrative Assistant to the President
Secretary, Office of the President
Please send letters to the Vancouver Sun as well: email@example.com (Re: UVic begins rabbit cull with lethal injections, May 17)