Burning Bunnies in Sweden

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In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel. The targeted rabbits are the unwanted inhabitants of capital Stockholm's parks, which are culled to protect the shrubs and trees which they gorge on. Tags: Sweden rabbits Many of them are domestic pets released by uncaring owners which then go on to breed. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden.

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Unintended Consequences of Predator Control

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The intent was to protect birds by removing one of their predators: cats. But the decision to eradicate the felines from Macquarie island allowed the rabbit population to explode and, in turn, destroy much of its fragile vegetation that birds depend on for cover, researchers said Tuesday What happened was something that hurt the birds worse. It seemed like a good idea at the time: Remove all the feral cats from a famous Australian island to save the native seabirds.

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Judge Clears Way for HSUS Suit Over Fur Advertising

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Consumer Protection Procedures Act, alleges that the companies "misrepresent" the characteristics of the fur-trimmed garments by (1) advertising and labeling products as "faux fur," when they are, in fact, derived from real animal fur or (2) advertising and labeling products as common raccoon, fox or rabbit fur when they are, in fact, made from the wholly distinct species of raccoon dog—a member of the dog family.

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. It’s important to provide goats with a shelter to protect them from the elements. Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Those wanting a more unusual choice may perhaps opt for a snake or tarantula, but these aren’t exactly cuddly or cute choices.

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On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

The law was enacted to prevent the sale of videos depicting wanton cruelty to animals, such as “crush videos” in which a scantily clad woman, whose face is unseen, kills helpless animals such as rabbits and kittens by stomping on them with spike heels or her bare feet. Similarly, child pornography is not protected by the First Amendment. I hope the Supreme Court will see clear to protect animals from such gratuitous harm and exploitation. Today, the U.S.