This is how many trophy hunters kill animals, sitting in a comfy chair hidden in a blind, shooting at animals from a safe distance using a rifle with a telescopic scope, as the animal eats from the bait they put out for them. Oh yes, they do also call this a sport. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, these are cowards behind guns who have absolutely no regard to the responsibility required behind such a weapon. These are not people feeding their families, curbing predatory populations or even defending themselves. These are people whose minds are entrenched in entertainment and blind to the compassion required to appreciate life that does not need to end with this violence, or the consequences to a family who just lost their father, mother, brother or sister all for a game and nothing more.
“Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk.
To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”