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Government of British Columbia: Stop the sale of rabbits in BC pet stores.

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The issue of rabbit abandonment in public spaces has become a serious animal welfare issue in BC.

Sadly, these rabbits face considerable hardships once abandoned. They are vulnerable to predation by other wildlife (hardly a humane death) and may face serious challenges in their ability to feed and shelter themselves adequately, depending on the environment they are released into. Feral and abandoned rabbit colonies have proliferated, resulting in what many people consider to be a public nuisance. Colonies around parks, schools, hospitals and airports across B.C. were all created through the irresponsible actions of owners releasing unsterilized pet rabbits.

The first response to these unmanaged populations from many authorities is to cull (kill) as many of the animals as possible. This method of dealing with the problem is a common and one often done in secret by business owners fed up with the ever growing population of rabbits on their property.

The solution to this huge and expensive problem is simple. We need to ban the sale of all rabbits in pet stores in BC, which is the primary source of the rabbits. Please sign the petition urging the provincial government to legislate the prohibition of the sale of rabbits from pet stores and end the cruelty and inhumane treatment of these innocent creatures.


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