Wild Rabbits Take Over Canadian Campus


Via Boing Boing comes this shaky 30-second cell phone video of a bunch of feral rabbits just chillin’ on the grounds of the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Apparently, their nonstop sex has become a problem, as 2,000 of these adorable bunnies tear up the lawn at the Canadian school.

According to one animal-rights activist, the “nighttime shooting of over 1,000 abandoned pet rabbits is imminent.” One newspaper is referring to a “massive slaughter” as the “final solution.” Grim, eh?

But it’s mainly just reminiscent of The Magnetic Fields.

As the university struggles with the question of what to do with between 1,500 and 2,000 feral rabbits — which are chewing and digging their way through the campus grounds — emotions are running high, fueled by accusations of misinformation from both sides.

Leaders of the protect-the-bunnies movement claim the university is secretly killing rabbits at night and that there are “poison boxes” on the grounds. Bunny supporters claim that officials have only paid lip-service to trap and sterilize programs as they always regarded a massive slaughter as the final solution.

“The University of Victoria has been for years conducting a misinformation campaign in order to justify their killing of abandoned domestic rabbits on campus,” said animal rights activist Roslyn Cassells. -The Montreal Gazette

Feral rabbits by the thousands on U Victoria campus [Boing Boing]