Monday, May 24, 2010


It's a sad and disgraceful time for the University of Victoria.  Somehow they feel they can still justify killing over a thousand healthy innocent creatures and the questions still remains why?  Oh yes I forgot about all those poor athletes tripping in the holes and falling on rabbit feces and contracting terrible diseases from them.  Oh yes the hospital is full of athletes with their twisted ankles and rabbit diseases.  Yes it's an epidemic and it certainly justifies killing them all.  But also don't forget all those poor communities surrounding UVic that are having their gardens destroyed by the killer bunnies and yes don't forget all those poor people cannot afford to put fences around their gardens and perhaps they need to eat what is in their gardens.

Oh and is the University responsible for any of this - no of course not - this is wildlife gone out of control.  Why has it gone out of control - oh yeah - the University allowed the rabbits to populate oh well for a few years (try 30 years) and as they are classified as wildlife - the Ministry of Environment allows the University to kill them all but they can't adopt them out to homes.  Oh but weren't these pets that were dropped off by bad community members so therefore the University is totally not responsible for them at all.  Yes they were pets but after one month they are classified as wildlife therefore they can now (according to the Wildlife Act) kill them as they see fit.
Oh but you kind University officials don't forget anyone who chases the rabbits with a dog or mistreats them will be prosecuted for cruelty because yes you guys are sooooo kind to the rabbits.

By the way they are now killing them kindly - with an injection in the ear.  It is very difficult to find that vein in that ear so somehow I don't think it is so kind -  are your sedating those rabbits as they squeak and squirm to their deaths holding them tightly to get this injection in the ear.  By the way this "kind killing" what is the price tag for this?  It can't come cheap if a certified vet using a lot of sedation is doing the killing.  Hey I bet it costs the same as sterilization. Isn't that ironic?

I want to laugh at someone's remarks that it is emotional for all parties involved.  Hey UVic how is it emotional for you?  Please tell us - is it emotional trying to justify killing of innocent animals - the ones you used in marketing campaigns just a few months ago.  Do you feel any tinge of guilt - can you sleep at night?  I hope not - you have caused huge amounts of stress to those who want to find some way to save them but are more frustrated that there doesn't seem to be one intelligent person in the decision making process who wants to look at alternatives or show some compassion for these creatures. It is so matter of fact how you try so hard to whitewash what you are actually doing. (like you are pulling a few weeds out of the garden)

Well the publicity is traveling far and wide - across the nation.  In fact, there was an article in the New York Times.   Wouldn't it be wonderful if this was publicity that showed that like other famous institutions like Standford and Long Beach California, UVic was going for the progressive, compassionate intelligent approach to dealing with their rabbits..
But  no UVIC looks like a University for hillbillies - the only option for solving problems is "kill em all".

UVic stop lying, stop bullying, stop killing, - Become an open-minded progressive intellectual university that Victorians can all be proud to be part of - DO THE RIGHT THING - STOP THE KILLING NOW.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rally and information gathering for the UVic Rabbits

Hi all:

A group of us are getting together on Saturday May 15th and will meet at City Hall at 1:00 p.m. to gather, rally, pass out information and march our way to the legislative building. Although we will focus on the imminent mass kill that is coming up shortly, we will also point out the infamous "poison boxes" that have been proven to be killing many babies bunnies in the last few weeks.

Come and be a voice for all the rabbits. Let Victoria know about the deceptions and the atrocities of the university. All are welcome.

If you need any further information email Kathleen at

Saturday, May 8, 2010

letter to the BCSPCA

Dear Mr. Daniell:

I am writing to you regarding the issue of the poison boxes that the University of Victoria is putting out all over the campus. Although the boxes may be for rats, many baby bunnies are dying as a result of these boxes. I would like to know if someone from your organization is investigating this and when this will happen.

Also, the press reports have reported the SPCA as having a very biased viewpoint that seems to support the cull of the innocent rabbits. Is this an appropriate response from an organization that is supposed to protect these innocent creatures? As a donor and supporter of the SPCA, I feel that this is not appropriate and needs to be addressed and rectified in the press reports as soon as possible.



Thursday, May 6, 2010


It is an unfortunate irony that at a time of year when rabbits are considered to be the symbol of hope and renewal, the University of Victoria’s administration chooses such a time to announce their plans to slaughter the feral rabbits residing on their campus.

As someone who was deeply involved in the feral rabbit situation in Kelowna, I can only sympathize with Victoria’s citizens who are, as yet, unaware of the possible disruptions and crisis to come. As history tends to repeats itself I believe Victoria’s citizens can expect to experience the following:

-Hot debate about rabbits, in the editorials, on the busses, in the streets, between neighbours. Expect some of those debates to become disturbances.

-Demonstrations and rallies, as those who believe there is another way besides the slaughter try to build support for a humane solution. The Wednesday, April 20th gathering at UVic is just the beginning of a long campaign. Expect the crowds to get bigger each time.

-Vandalism, as some citizens chose inappropriate ways to show their horror and frustration at the killings.

-Citizens risking life, limb and public and private property to rescue the rabbits, literally stealing them from the streets and campus. Expect some of those rabbits to be released in ‘nice places’ around town, creating an even larger problem.

-Citizens who will begin their own poisoning campaigns while other will show up at the killing fields with their own weapons, ‘just to help out’.

-Victoria becoming the butt of editorial cartoons across Canada and beyond. News editors love these stories, although your own media will become very tired of reporting about rabbits. Expect some important issues in the battle for the rabbits lives to go unreported even though the rabbit issue is likely to become the news story of the year.

- Tourists paying close attention to the situation while they are with you. Expect them to take their stories home with them.