Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rabbits as Fuel

Note how pets and strays can get caught up, like dolphins in tuna nets.

Hellboxer"Thousands of rabbits taken from Stockholm parks are being used to fuel a heating plant in Sweden, London's Daily Telegraph reported - and animal rights' activists are hopping mad.

The frozen bunny corpses are transported to a heating plant in central Sweden, where they're incinerated to heat homes.

"Those who support the culling of rabbits think it's good to use the bodies for a good cause," said Anna Johanneson of the Society for the Protection of Wild Rabbits.

"But it feels like the power company is trying to turn the animals into an industry rather than look at the main problem,"

Officials target the rabbits to stem the damage done from their feasting on the parks' plants. Last year, 6,000 rabbits were killed, the paper reported.

Activists claim it's not only wild rabbits being harvested, but also unwanted pets turned loose in Stockholm's parks." - Full Article Source

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