Petition Closed

The town of Canmore in Alberta, Canada has decided despite public objection that they intend to kill the towns population of feral pet rabbits.
Vast amounts of public funds would be wasted on killing the rabbits where it would be far cheaper (and ethical) to hand over the situation to the rescue organisations who have stated that they will trap, neuter and re-home the rabbits.
The rabbits are there in the first place because of neglectful owners and these animals need assistance not brutality. Officials have made quick decisions without even considering alternatives or the welfare of the animals.
We the undersigned urge that the pet rabbits are handed over to the rescue organisations who will trap, neuter/spay and re-home the rabbits.

Letter to
Council Member Gordie Miskow
Council Member Hans Helder
Council Member Jim Ridley
and 5 others
Council Member Joanna McCallum
Canmore Economic Development Authority
Council Member Ed Russell
Council Member John Borrowman
Mayor Ron Casey
Dear sir/madam,

It has come to my attention that The town of Canmore intends to kill thousands of pet feral rabbits.

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 don’t 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 (and ethical) to hand over the situation to the rescue organisations who have stated that they will trap, neuter and re-home the rabbits. 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. There is no excuse to kill these rabbits when there is already the means and support to start to rescue them.

Thankyou 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