Community Animal Network has been asked to help with a property that is exploding with rabbits. One of our trappers is working on site, and there seems to be a dispute on what should happen to the breeding bunch.
Two opposing views are trying to work together with great difficulty. The owner of the property has a conservator of the estate who feeds the rabbits that believes that the rabbits should have a natural life cycle; Darwin's theory of "natural selection" and Community Animal Network believes in TNR (trap, neuter and release). TNR controls the population and avoids over-populating and suffering.
There are already reports that kids are chasing the rabbits and being mean, and some have been hit by cars. People should not discard their unwanted pet rabbits in city parks, vacant lots or natural areas. It is better to give unwanted rabbits to a municipal shelter than for them to become a neighborhood nuisance and cause animal control to deal with an even larger problem.