Bunnies on a Deadline: Saving the University of Victoria Feral Rabbits with Susan Vickery

Photo from earthanimalrights.org

Why would any person or organization want to kill a thousand bunnies? It may sound like a silly rhetorical question, but for the University of Victoria feral rabbit population, the question is literal and serious. With plans to expand the campus with new construction, the once-lauded bunnies of UVic have become an inconvenience to the University administration and they now face a deadline to either find a new home or be euthanized. Thankfully, the rabbits have a friend in Susan Vickery, director of the Earth Animal Humane Education and Rescue Society (EARS), a BC resident who has been coordinating fundraising efforts to build sanctuary space and relocate them. Susan provides us with a clear historical context of how the rabbits got to UVic in the first place, and also present timeline of the increasingly dire situation.

For more information, check out her website at www.earthanimalrights.org.

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