Target: Raymond Conners, supervisor of the Connecticut Animal Control Division
Goal: Allow North Haven family to keep their pet bunny despite law that requires at least 2 acres for rabbit ownership
In North Haven, Connecticut, authorities are trying to take away a family’s pet bunny. While this bunny is only a pet, the law states that properties under 2 acres are not allowed to own livestock or rabbits. Kayden Lidsky, the family’s 7-year-old daughter, is devastated by the news. Not only is this bunny Kayden’s pet, but she mentions that it is her best friend. It seems absurd to take away a child’s pet, especially a rabbit which is not violent or dangerous. It remains in a cage most of the time and will not attack people like a violent dog might.
While it makes sense to limit owning livestock to families with larger properties, it does not make sense to include rabbits in this law. Although the Lidsky’s rabbit is rather large at 20 pounds, it is still smaller than your average dog. If a rabbit is able to stay inside and in a cage when necessary, why should the size of one’s property matter? It is completely unnecessary and cruel to take away a little girl’s pet for essentially no reason. Demand that Kayden Lidsky be able to keep her pet rabbit.
Dear Raymond Conners,
Recently, a North Haven family was told that they would have to get rid of their pet bunny. According to the law, if a property is under 2 acres, the family that lives on that property is not allowed to own livestock or rabbits. While it is understandable to limit livestock to certain-size properties, it does not make sense to apply this law to something as small as a rabbit.
The person most affected by the news is the bunny’s owner, 7-year-old Kayden Lidsky. She tells reporters that the bunny is her best friend and she wishes that it wouldn’t get taken away. Not only is this law ridiculous, but now a young child is getting hurt because of it. A bunny is not like a dog which may get violent, and is probably only the same size as a cat. If the rabbit remains in the house and can be kept in a cage when necessary, the size of the property should not matter. Please do not let this ridiculous law affect this family and let Kayden Lidksy keep her bunny.
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