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Praise for The Rabbit Rescuers

02/18/07  Several of the local animal rescue groups were featured in an article by Peter Clough in the Vancouver Province:
Pet rescue: The untold tails!

Letter Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Kudos to animal rescuers

The voice of the small rescue and advocacy groups has gone largely unnoticed by the media. So thanks to Peter Clough.

The BCSPCA has monopolized headlines as far back as I remember, whereas we've all heard Margaret Mead's famous quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

It's those groups and individuals who don't get the glory, the donations or simple recognition, yet they're the ones volunteering endless hours in leading the way in efforts to make our communities better for all, one animal at a time.

Carmina Gooch,
North Vancouver

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Bunny population booming

Tamara Slobogean Aug 19, 2010  People keep releasing unwanted rabbits

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - It's not just a problem at the University of Victoria anymore. The local bunny population is booming too, because people just keep on releasing their unwanted rabbits.

Local shelters don't have room, so Carmina Gooch with the
Rabbit Advocacy Group of B.C. says misguided pet owners who are tired of the responsibility, dump bunnies from Jericho Beach to parks in Ladner, Richmond and Port Coquitlam.

She says most of the animals haven't been spayed or neutered. "The municipalities have to be pro-active; government has to - all levels of government, really and get some by-laws passed prohibitiing the sale of unsterilized rabbits."

Gooch says most local colonies are offspring of released domestic rabbits. Pet abandonment may be illegal, but she's says that hasn't been enough to stop the problem so far.   

Poll: Should there be a ban on selling unsterilized rabbits? Yes: 81% No: 19

“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein

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Rabbits deserved second chance at home

January 10, 2018 Delta Optimist

Editor: Re: Tame rabbits run into ‘brave’ hunter, letter to the editor, Jan. 5

Not that those responsible for callously dumping five domestic rabbits in Ladner Harbour Park care about legalities, but such actions constitute an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and are also a criminal act under the Criminal Code of Canada. As well, a person can be ticketed for abandonment under Delta’s animal control bylaw.

As to the male who shot and killed these rabbits, claiming his “right to hunt for food”, there are plenty of non-animal products that one can avail oneself of, without resorting to taking the life of vulnerable and sensitive little creatures.

A simple act of kindness and compassion, such as contacting an animal welfare group for help, would have given these pets a second chance in finding a good home. Surely, they deserved that.
Carmina Gooch 

NB: The rabbits were dumped in November and were being fed daily by the woman who initially contacted the newspaper. She also notified the police.  

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Justice for animals is the social movement of our times and we must all participate to make it a reality. It’s long overdue. Carmina Gooch