Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rabbits "Going to Pot" in Germany

Just when I think I have heard it all then I read police in Brandenburg, Germany located a large plot of cannabis and also found that an 84-year-old woman in the neighboring house had been feeding her rabbits the plants. According to the Local Online, she told the investigating officer she had not grown the plants herself, but that they had simply started growing there. A spokesman for the Brandenburg police said her explanation had sounded plausible, but the officers could not leave her with the plants. The plants were confiscated and taken to a forensics laboratory for testing to determine levels of THC (the psycho-active ingredient in cannabis) they contain. Someone needs to send this woman a nice fresh bale of timothy hay. There is much conflicting information on the web as to the toxicity of cannabis in rabbits and most of the information seems to indicate the leaves are toxic to bunnies. I am certain rabbits are much healthier and much better suited to grazing on grass - the low green narrow-leaved plant that grows in fields and makes a nice lawn.