Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet… Leisure World Wants to Hunt Wabbits

Oh those cute critters are sure raising some hackles at Seal Beach’s Leisure World.   Dana Parsons has a piece up at the LA Times about the conflict these varmints are causing with some residents.

Seems that some of them view them as pests that are deserving of being killed to “thin out the population” whilst others claim they bring much joy and peace as they munch through the lawns of Leisure World.

But what makes no sense to me at all is this paragraph:

Kurt Bourhenne, who’d like to see the population thinned, said people mischaracterize the pellet guns as dangerous. He said the cage method is inhumane because rabbits invariably lose some skin or fur trying to escape.

Hold on a minute.  The cages are inhumane because the bunnehs might injure themselves with some skin abrasions, but killing them is peachy keen? 

Even better, the residents are just fine with the rabbits being shot, just not in front of them, thank you very much.  It would cause too much distress if it happened right in front of them.  They currently get shipped to and shot in Riverside, and that’s just how they like it.  And hey, someone might just get hit by one of those pellet guns, and that is simply not acceptable.  But fine for the rabbits, of course.

Wasn’t there just an article not too long ago about Los Al having a problem with coyotes and wanting to kill them as well? 

Seems like the two cities might need to talk.  You know, about the circle of life and all that good stuff.  I’m thinking a bargain could be struck.

2 Comments so far

  1. sumali on July 8th, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

    Saw Circle of Life and thought you were talking about Planned Parenthood again…

  2. Jon (oc_jon) on July 9th, 2009 @ 7:45 am

    Poor bunnies! Can’t they just relocate them without killing them?

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