Letters: Easter and bunnis don’t mix

Purchasing a rabbit for an Easter present is a bad idea

To whoever dumped the white Himalayan bunny beside Sooke Road near Awsworth, your former pet is now dead. You didn’t set her free you sentenced a domestic animal to death.

I tried to catch her/him when I first saw her one cold, rainy afternoon, but she was so frightened she ran farther into the ditch and I was concerned I’d scare her into traffic. Whenever I drove by I’d look for her, but didn’t see her again, until I noticed her body lying on the other side of the road, some weeks later. It appeared she had been struck by a car, or it might have been caused by the steel brush bristle which protruded from her chest. I gave her a decent burial (so upsetting) in my yard rather than leave her there, with the hubcaps, coffee cups and other discarded things.

Rabbits are wonderful, intelligent companions, much like dogs and cats.  They are part of the family; at least a 10 – 15 year commitment, not rodents, nor good pets for children, never, ever Easter gifts (one wouldn’t give a reindeer for Christmas). Chocolate or plush only please!

Ava Penberg

Sooke