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Listen up! If you no longer want a rabbit, do NOT set it free! Rabbits are tame animals. They are pets (or livestock) They fully depend on you to care for them, provide them shelter, and feed them. They are not wild animals and will never be. Just because you see "wild bunnies" doesn't mean yours can be. But NEWSFLASH! There are no wild rabbits in Nova Scotia. Look it up. We have hares. Hares are wild. They are born fully furred, with their eyes and ears open. They also have a short lifespan. (Around a year) When you let your cute, defenceless bunny go "free", they may have a month. If they are lucky. Your bunny WILL get hit by a car, WILL get eaten by a coyote, WILL get eaten by a weasel, WILL have to run terrified for its life until it comes to a tragic end. (Or it will starve to death) SO do NOT set your rabbit "free". And this includes taking it to White Point. Not only will all the above happen to your rabbit there, but since rabbits are territorial, and with so many rabbits in one place, they attack each other. The workers spend time picking up dead bunnies all the time. Also, they don't get fed. Yes, maybe someone feeds them occasionally in the summer, but they hardly get fed in the winter, and with less vegetation and no shelter from the elements, they don't last long. So please, do NOT let you rabbits go "free". Sell them, give them away, or humanely euthanize them. Yes, you heard me. Killing them is being nicer then setting the "free". And make sure you never get another rabbit. Please.
If you find a rabbit running "free", please try to catch it. If you can't, or don't want to, at least build it some type of shelter and FEED IT.
This is not an opinion, this is the truth! It is not up for discussion.
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