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#41 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:33 PM

A UVic guy was on CFAX today, he pretty much said how they are going to do it.

They might kill more next week, maybe next month, maybe in the fall, maybe next spring. That sounds about right, kill at will, no schedule. Nobody can keep up an extended protest. Of course, they might never keep up with a multiplying problem, but who knows.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:28 PM

From the Van Sun (didn't see it in the T-C, but says "By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist"): Victoria police called after clash between university, rabbit lovers.

Yikes.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:39 PM

If they are killing off the bunnies to keep them from becoming a hazard to the playing fields, how are they going to stop them from going back to the fields after the mass kill is over?

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:46 PM

I'd assuming there would be constant maintainable culling.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:46 AM

VICTORIA — Irate bunny lovers are accusing the University of Victoria of over-reacting after police were called to an area where rogue rabbits were being trapped Monday evening.


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz0oNnvfFda



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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:53 AM

From the Van Sun (didn't see it in the T-C, but says "By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist"): Victoria police called after clash between university, rabbit lovers.

Yikes.


Yeah, thats a long ways out of their jurisdiction! I thought they were having enough trouble policing downtown without being embroiled in Bunny Wars...

#47 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:43 AM

VICTORIA — Irate bunny lovers are accusing the University of Victoria of over-reacting after police were called to an area where rogue rabbits were being trapped Monday evening.


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz0oNnvfFda


I like it, they are keeping the protesters guessing. The UVic guy on CFAX on Monday morning said there would be no more trapping this week, then they went and rounded up some more that night. I like it.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:16 PM

VICTORIA — Irate bunny lovers are accusing the University of Victoria of over-reacting after police were called to an area where rogue rabbits were being trapped Monday evening.

Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz0oNnvfFda


Roe was right - they called in yellowjacket to take care of the bunnies that wouldn't follow directions and be trapped.

On an aside - UVic is going to have to handle this one delicately. If they are viewed as being too unsympathetic by the student body, they run the risk of losing trust - which could cause all sorts of unforeseen long term implications.
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Posted 24 May 2010 - 09:52 AM

Time to save the caterpillars

I’m just writing to ease my conscience. I was riding on the Galloping Goose the other day and noticed that were a lot of caterpillars on the trail. So, without thinking I started riding over them. Sort of culling them, so speak. When I was finished the ride, I started to think that I was being selfish by ending the lives of these cute, cuddly little things without at least a public debate.

I’m thinking of starting a group named SCRAM, that is, Save Caterpillars, Rabbits And Marmots. Anyone interested in joining?

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Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:57 AM

^ snicker

I wonder if he'll get replies?

#51 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:05 PM

Awesome! Now we know why it took bureaucrats three weeks to set up the plan:

THE PLAN INVOLVES ESTABLISHING RABBIT FREE ZONES AND A RABBIT CONTROL ZONE.


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...THEY WILL HAVE A RABBIT CONTROL ZONE WITHIN RING ROAD--IT WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR QUADRANTS WITH EACH QUADRANT SUPPORTING ABOUT 50 FERAL RABBITS.


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SMITH SAYS THEY WILL USE A COMBINATION OF EUTHANASIA AND COMMUNITY ARRANGED STERILIZATION AND RELOCATION TO DEAL WITH THOSE WILD BUNNIES.


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THE PLAN ALSO INTRODUCES A VASECTOMY OPTION FOR THE RABBIT CONTROL ZONE WHICH WON'T BEGIN UNTIL 2011 AS THE MAIN FOCUS INITIALLY IS REMOVING THE FERAL POPULATION.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:15 PM

How will the rabbits know where they can and cannot go?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:19 PM

THE PLAN INVOLVES ESTABLISHING RABBIT FREE ZONES AND A RABBIT CONTROL ZONE.


ha ha ha



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Posted 29 June 2010 - 09:48 AM

About G@ddam time! I work out of Victoria in the summers, and so the only time I get to enjoy my garden is in the spring. To that end, I've tried to cultivate plants that flower in March and April. Much to my great ire last year, I was visited by a pair of UVic's strays who promptly ate all of the flowers! GRRR:mad: NExt time I see them, it's a .22 with an empty 2 litre bottle stuffed with fibreglass insulation over the muzzle. Whap! Problem solved.

That being said, perhaps some steps should be taken to ban the sale of rabbits within the CRD? or perhaps not allow them to be sold unless they are fixed? Otherwise, we are going to find ourselves in the same boat in a few years, as people dump their not-so-cuddly-anymore rabbits...
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:56 AM

I don't get why they even bother. This "plan" will never work so why bother. Even a total cull would be difficult to achieve. But if they're going to try they should really just kill them all and send the bodies to africa to feed the children.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:44 PM

University of Victoria President David Turpin has been appointed to the Order of Canada. The appointment was announced June 30 by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada. Turpin was recognized for “his contributions to education in Canada as a scholar, scientist and administrator, and for his community service in Victoria, serving with United Way of Greater Victoria and Leadership Victoria.”

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#57 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 09:10 AM

So now Saanich and others want to put in new rules for rabbit sales.

A better way would be to make it clear that we kill all loose bunnies, including all on UVic property. Then people would either A) not buy them to begin with, or B) not let them loose. Simple fix, requires no new laws.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:09 AM

Texas and Coombs are all ears to UVic rabbit tales, ready to take the bunnies

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist July 28, 2010 6:40 AM


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Have we gone insane? Ship them to Texas?

Come on. We slaughter over 10 billion animals every year in North America alone, why are we singling these critters out for saving?

In the United States, around ten billion animals are slaughtered every year in 5,700 slaughterhouses and processing plants employing 527,000 workers;[1] in 2007, 28.1 billion pounds of beef were consumed in the U.S. alone.[2] In Canada, 650 million animals are killed annually.


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:57 AM

What's the carbon footprint involved in flying 1000 rabbits? What's more humane, painless euthanasia or a fearful, cramped journey on the 21st Century version of a slave ship?

Are we doing this for the animals' benefit or to feed our own sentimentality? Can a person torment an animal by cramming into a tiny cage for a life away from its familiar territory and still be known as an animal rights advocate? While a Victoria man faces prison for a few seconds of pain caused by throwing kittens across a room (they were not permanently harmed).

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#60 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:05 AM

What's the carbon footprint involved in flying 1000 rabbits? What's more humane, painless euthanasia or a fearful, cramped journey on the 21st Century version of a slave ship?


I'm going to personally see to it that that flight features a selection of rabbit dishes for the passengers, so the net impact is zero.

Rabbit meat is leaner than beef, pork, and chicken meat. Rabbit products are generally labeled in three ways, the first being Fryer. This is a young rabbit between 4.5 and 5 pounds and up to 9 weeks in age.[17] This type of meat is tender and fine grained. The next product is a Roaster; they are usually over 5 pounds and up to 8 months in age. The flesh is firm and coarse grained and less tender than a fryer. Then there are giblets which include the liver and heart.


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