State of play – 3rd party
advertising rules & the 2013 provincial election; 2017 electoral reform
There are no morals in politics; there is only
expedience. Vladimir Lenin.
Politics is not a profession that
encourages moral reflection or insight.
genuinely fundamental and hopeful improvement in "systems" cannot happen
without a significant shift in human consciousness. Václav Havel
"Somehow, we have come to think the
whole purpose of the economy is to grow, yet growth is not a goal or
purpose. The pursuit of endless growth is suicidal."
~ David Suzuki
Praise for The Rabbit Rescuers
of the local animal rescue groups were featured in an article by Peter
Clough in the Vancouver Province: Pet rescue: The untold
Letter Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Kudos to animal
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
- Carmina Gooch,
- North Vancouver
Society says: The most credible source for rabbit news in BC is the
Rabbit Advocacy Group of BC
Click to Feed an Animal in Need--Animal Rescue Site
Click to protect wildlife habitat--Rainforest Action Site
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information in Farsi
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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.
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
See more on our
Rabbits deserved second chance at
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
The rabbits were dumped in November and were being fed daily by the woman who
initially contacted the newspaper. She also notified the police.
Be sure to
Websites/Articles page to see some of the organizations
working to make our world a better place for animals.
animals is the social movement of our times and we must all participate
to make it a reality. It’s long overdue. Carmina Gooch