I found this news story particularly disturbing. Apparently, in Kelowna, British Columbia, pet rabbits that have been abandoned are now breeding and living in people’s yards. Many homeowners are upset about damage done to their property and would like the rabbits culled. Relief is widespread in knowing that many of the rabbits will not survive the winter.
There is a lot of debate as to who should handle the feral rabbit population – individual homeowners or the city. Parks manager Joe Creron maintains that it should be left to individuals. “I think the [property owner] goes to a pest company, the pest company will help trap them. It’s no different than mice,” Creron said. “We all have a responsibility here, and the government can’t do everything for everyone on their private property.”
View news article: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/12/07/bc-bunnyexplosion.html
View news video: http://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/allen-bunny071207.mov