End the Slaughter of Pet Rabbits in Canmore
November 20, 2012 Change.org
It has come to my
attention that the town council of Canmore is needlessly killing hundreds of pet
I object strongly to these innocent pet animals being killed. They are there
because of neglectful owners and are being murdered because officials are too
short sighted to even consider how the situation should be handled. Officials
have made quick decisions without even considering alternatives or the welfare
of the animals, and rabbit rescue and welfare groups have not even been
consulted on the matter.
I will definitely take part in the campaign exposing this cruelty and will
spread the information far and wide. I also refuse to ever visit Canmore again
if they engage in such thoughtless and atrocious behaviour towards pet animals.
The majority of the residents of Canmore donít want the rabbits harmed so why
have the town officials gone against public opinion and global outcry against
pets being killed in Canmore?
Vast amounts of public funds would be wasted on killing the rabbits where it
would be far cheaper, ethical and effective to hand over the situation to the
rescue organisations who have stated that they will trap, neuter and re-home the
rabbits. Groups have offered to fund the rescues and temporary holding areas,
and vets have offered their services free.
Time and assistance should be given to the rescue groups so that they can remove
the rabbits, then everyone will be happy with the outcome. We urge that the pet
rabbits are handed over to rescue organisations or taken to temporary holding
areas to await placement in rescues if rescues are not immediately available.
This reflects very badly on the global reputation of the town. It is a very
disturbing message that they are teaching their children and citizens - that
violence against the vulnerable and weak is acceptable, that its fine to
needlessly kill animals for petty reasons, that animal cruelty is acceptable,
and that pets are disposable.
This issue has the potential to seriously affect tourism in the area. People
will not want to visit a town known only for its brutality and shameful
Thank you for your time on this issue and I hope that you will do the right
thing and ensure that these pets are neutered and spayed and found homes, and
that meanwhile no harm comes to them.
Many thanks. http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/end-the-slaughter-of-pet-rabbits-in-canmore
Injunction dismissed, Canmore
activists forge on, the politics of it all, EARS contract, concerns mount for
the rabbits; lethal control
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