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Be a bunny for a day – World Vegan Day
Rabbits: their part in my downfall (Molly & Tessa)
Clarence the SUPER SPY & the vegan ferret
Radioactive rabbit poop
11 October 2009 (US)http://www.blogcatalog.com/post-tag/bunny+news/ Although it may sound like a plot point in a comic book, thereis actually radioactive rabbit poop in Hanford, Washington.As it happens 50 million gallons of liquid waste laced withradioactive salts were dumped in a radioactive reservation inHanford more than 40 years ago. The dumping area is hometo many jackrabbits. The rabbits’ warrens abut some of thedumping sites and the rabbits often lick the radioactive salt.Recent stimulus money has aided the clean up of the rabbitpoop, which has trace amounts of radioactivity. Previously,large swaths of earth were dug out and disposed of to rid thearea of the radioactive poop. Now, a helicopter is used tospot and map the piles of poop for crews to come in andclean up.
Endangered Kits are Born
14 October 2009 (US)http://www.blogcatalog.com/post-tag/bunny+news/ The Columbian Basin pygmyrabbit has been on the state ofWashington’s endangeredspecies list since 1993. Thepopulation declined so much thatbiologists took in the last 14 wildrabbits to create a breedingprogram.Among the institutionscollaborating in the breedingprogram is the Oregon Zoo,which has been breedingColumbian Basin pygmy rabbitssince 2000.This year the zoo welcomed 26 endangered kits, or babyrabbits. This brings the total to 73 kits for the year among allthe breeding programs.
Global Pet Gallery
Global Pet Gallery is a projectthat aims to set a Guinness WorldRecord for the largest Pet PhotoMosaic. Email a photo of yourbun to be included in the photomosaic.
Baby hare saved by emergencycaesarian
www.dailymail.co.ukA woman who found a pregnant hare lying dead in theroad performed an emergency operation to deliver itsbaby.Caring Leila Goss, 25, spotted the mother hare after itwas killed by a car and immediately noticed its swollenstomach.Leila, a laboratoryassistant at a donkeysanctuary, was drivinghome at around 10pmwhen she found the adulthare lying in the middleof the road.‘She was still warm, soobviously the car had just hit her. When we gother home, I performed acaesarian on her andthere were two babiesinside. One was quitefloppy. The second onelooked a bit better so Iswung him around gentlyto get the fluid out of his lungs, then I gently blew downhis nose and it started gasping for air.‘I dried the baby off a bit more andwrapped it up in a towel and put iton a hot water bottle. Itsbreathing became steadier andthe legs started to move aroundand within an hour it was sittingupright, looking like a little hareshould do.’