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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stockholm's rabbits burned to keep Sweden heated

The bodies of thousands of wild rabbits culled each year from Stockholm's parks are being used to fuel a heating plant in central Sweden.

Stockholm's rabbits burned to keep Sweden heated
Six thousand bunnies were killed last year Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Animal rights activists have claimed that domestic pets are also being rounded up and incinerated.

"Those who support the culling of rabbits think it's good to use the bodies for a good cause. But it feels like the power company is trying to turn the animals into an industry rather than look at the main problem," said Anna Johannesson of the Society for the Protection of Wild Rabbits.

The rabbits going up in smoke are the inhabitants of Stockholm's parks who are culled to protect the shrubs and trees on which they gorge. But many of them are tame domestic pets turned loose by owners who no longer want them.

Six thousand bunnies were killed last year. The corpses were frozen and then sent to a special heating plant at Karlskoga, in central Sweden, where the cadavers were burnt in order to help heat the homes of residents of Värmland.

But animal rights activists have called for better treatment for the wild rabbits.

Mrs. Johannesson told local newspaper Vart Kungsholmen; "We want to see them start looking at other solutions for the rabbits. Helsinki in Finland sprays the plants to make them unappetizing and they have also set up a system of shelters for animals to be donated to. They have come much further along than us."ra


Larry October 15, 2009 at 4:30 PM  

Great stuff, burning a natural resource of a different kind. I do hope the bunnies are shaved first though, rabbit fur jumpers are so warm, I have several :D
Funny how people, especially activists, will jump on this though... do they not know that it is a natural resource and making fake materials actually does more damage to the planet with the release of more CO2? Natural is always better, and if they burn well, then burn them.

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