Stop Shooting Innocent Rabbits at Airport

Target: Tamara Vrooman, Vancouver International Airport CEO

Goal: Stop shooting rabbits and find non-lethal solutions.

The Vancouver International Airport has become the home to a large colony of rabbits, and airport officials’ response has been to shoot them. For the past several weeks, a man with an active firearm has been on the premises and shooting the rabbits.

There are a number of non-lethal options available for rabbit control, yet the airport is hiding behind government sanction as an excuse for their disgusting and uncompassionate behavior. They claim that this is the only solution, and have turned down numerous offers to assist in relocating the rabbits.

Sign this petition to have the airport stop this barbaric behavior, and find an ethical solution for their rabbit popultion.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mrs. Vrooman,

I am disgusted with how you are handling the over-population of rabbits at your airport. Shooting them is such an archaic, barbaric solution and this must stop. There are a number of non-lethal solutions available, and you have even turned down several offers to have people properly relocate the rabbits to an appropriate habitat.

You claim that safety is your number one priority, but bringing in people with active firearms to such a busy and public place is a horrific misjudgment on the part of all airport officials. You also claim that this response is endorsed by the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations, yet it is shameful that you justify your decisions with bureaucratic legalities.

I call on you to stop this disgraceful slaughter, and find a non-lethal, responsible solution to the rabbit population at your airport.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: RickyNJ


55 Comments

  1. Carolyn Douglas says:

    Cruel evil thrill-killers should be forced to hunt each other … IMOj

  2. Karen Carter says:

    Seriously? Can you put the dollar signs aside for once and respond with compassion instead? Thank you.

    • You’re all so right. I just don’t understand how people could be so cruel. None of us posting herein would do thus. What us wrong with these people. What has happened to compassion? These innocent beings are just trying to survive. Why can’t they choose a humane option? Why is killing always the first reaction. We will soon find ourselves alone on this planet, having destroyed everything living in our path. My heart breaks for these innocent creatures.

  3. Rose Coffey says:

    “Government sanctions won’t allow relocation of the rabbit colony” – what a poor excuse. To me that says “they’re just rabbits – they’re not worth the time.” I wish enough people would boycott your airport to hurt your pocketbook. I’ll bet the rabbits would become a lot more important then.

  4. DEBORAH MARPLE says:

    THIS IS CANADA AND I CAN’T BELIEVE WE ARE KILLING SO MANY ANIMALS??? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH OUR GOVERNMENT? SEALS, BEARS, CATS, HORSES,COYOTES, BUNNIES AND WHATEVER ELSE???? THIS IS SO INHUMANE. THEY EVEN KILLED CHILDREN, WHICH THEY KEEP ON FINDING.

    • Agree 💯%. It’s not very often I am ashamed of my country but it is always over it’s animal laws and it’s treatment of animals.

    • This happens on every corner of the planet. At my age i have lost my faith in humanity. Karma will come to humans in the future.

      • Sweetondogs says:

        I say the same thing every day! Humans are the ones who should become extinct. Maybe we can start over again and all the evil will be gone and ALL animals can finally live in peace, as it has always been intended.

        • This is the great paradox. I feel you, when you read about horrors commited by humans, you certainly wish that evil being wiped off the surface of the planet, but then… I read you guys, signing petitions and taking action to protect and help animals, I see humans giving their time and love and tears for animals, I see true inconditional love that cannot be sentenced to death.

  5. Maria Bertrand says:

    WHAT AN UGLY DISGUSTING WORLD! KILLING IS NEVER THE ONLY CHOICE. ANIMALS HAVE THEIR RIGHTS TOO!!!!
    THEY HAVE JUST AS MUCH RIGHT TO BE HERE AS PEOPLE. HOW DARE YOU OPT FOR KILLING.
    CANADA DO BETTER!! HOW ABOUT YOU MODEL
    KIND, HUMANE BEHAVIOUR FOR A CHANGE!!!!

    STOP THE KILLING. ANIMALS DO SO MUCH FOR UGLY, GREEDY OLD HUMANS. SO SHOW SOME APPRECIATION!!!! DAMN IT!!!

  6. I just found an article from 5 days ago, reporting that Vancouver International Airport has stopped the “culling” the rabbits.

    https://biv.com/article/2021/06/yvr-suspends-rabbit-culling-after-outcry

    • Next time there will not be an offer. Just roll up and get them out of there. That is what local animal groups that know how to quickly get them out of there can do, just trap and release elsewhere. Just in case they need to be strapped so they can defend themselves from that sc*mbag.

    • Thank you for sharing this!

  7. Linda Kennedy says:

    Apparently, we humans are incapable of EVOLVING because of….testosterone! Isn’t it time we show respect for all of our fellow mortals who are just trying to survive—just like us!!

  8. Cristina, I hope you are so right. God bless these animals, besides all the others being killed. So sad

  9. Sandra Weber says:

    You can’t just kill everything that’s inconvenient to have around! Rabbits are gentle creatures and they deserve to live their lives in peace. Stop killing them!!

  10. What Idiots!!! It’s better to have a person with a gun on airport property shooting than to humanely move them?? DUH! Bullets can do all kinds of damage and all it would take would be one. Use your brain. And your heart. Move the bunnies!!

  11. Michael Mihalow says:

    should the airport people… they don’t belong on this planet and welp… i don’t see any other way to deal with them! That’s basically what they’re doing so we need to do the same to them. So tired of this brainless “humans”.

  12. What’s wrong with you??
    Properly relocate the rabbits!!

  13. This is SO CRUEL AND UNNECESSARY. Rabbits don’t bother anyone or anything. Leave them ALONE!! Heartless Mindset of these people.

  14. Next time there will not be an offer. Just roll up and get them out of there. That is what local animal groups that know how to quickly get them out of there can do, just trap and release elsewhere. Just in case they need to be strapped so they can defend themselves from that sc*mbag.

  15. STOP KILLING RABBITS AT THE AIRPORT!! BE HUMANE AND MOVE THEM TO A SANCTUARY WHERE ALL THESE RABBITS WILL BE SAFE FROM STUPID HUMANS HARMING THEM!!!!!!

  16. Cold-blooded killing of innocent rabbits? Shame on you….you are not worthy of being called Canadian. Hunt each other if you want….leave innocent animals alone. Truly vile.

  17. NO SPECIES ON EARTH IS MORE LAZY, CORRUPT, BARBARIC, AND WILLIMG TO DESTROY LIFE. I’m ashamed. . .

  18. Harry Anchan says:

    This is happening in my country, the so-called “enlightened”, “advanced” country??? It is heinous and unacceptable. Please stop this heartless destruction of helpless animals. This is the true mark of cowards who do not recognize life other than their own.

  19. Cathy McCormick says:

    Sickening, Repulsive, and Disgusting! Stop murdering rabbits just because they are inconvenient! Let’s be a more compassionate world!

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