Thursday, June 30, 2011
21 Confiscated Rabbits May Give Oakland "Paws for Thought"
When the Oakland Planning Commission met I am sure they did not imagine potential abuses that could result from raising animals for food within their city limits. Unfortunately, the abuse of the 21 rabbits described above shows what could happen. In the coming months there will be modifications proposed and submitted to the community, Economic Development Committee and then the City Council in Oakland for consideration Several weeks ago a speaker at the meeting said, “We’re very concerned that animals will be part of urban agriculture,” because it could cause public health and animal welfare issues. She did not know her concerns would be validated so soon with 21 suffering rabbits. Photo credit: Lance Iversen / The Chronicle
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