Regarding below Council has postponed killing.
They’ve stated that “this work will still have to take place, so this is a postponement to examine any realistic alternatives.”
We welcome any breathing space for the animals. This is, however, a carefully worded statement that still causes us concern.
They also go on to add that the issue “has to be addressed quickly” which means things need to be watched closely.
Should management be necessary we hope that the authority will allow consultants with experience in non-lethal solutions to construct and implement any plan of action.
Please contact Aberdeenshire Council and ask them to cancel their plans to slaughter rabbits next Tuesday.
The authority claims that the animals are damaging gravestones at a cemetery in Inverurie so must be exterminated.
The plan is to fill tunnels with poison gas and seal entrances/ exits leaving them trapped to die.
The substance to be used, aluminium phosphide, has been shown to cause severe pain and discomfort.
Aberdeenshire Council appear to be favouring the cheap and nasty option.
While we have every sympathy with relatives visiting the graves of loved ones we believe that non-lethal methods should be employed, if indeed removal is necessary at all.
Perhaps proper investment in maintenance at the site would be more effective.
You can make your views known by contacting the Council HERE
We know you will but please keep all contact polite and informative.
Scotland for Animals will be happy to advise the Council regarding options.