The Powell River Branch of SPCA maintains the same stance as the BC SPCA when it comes to feral rabbits. “The BC SPCA is fundamentally opposed to the inhumane culling of feral rabbits, and encourages the use of non-lethal options for controlling rabbit populations through an integrated wildlife management approach,” said Brandy Craig, BC SPCA Powell River Branch Manager.
“The BC SPCA supports activities that aim to humanely trap, sterilize and re-home rabbits in suitable homes or sanctuaries that can provide for their needs for the remainder of their lives.”
In regard to the culling of feral rabbits on Crown Avenue, near the Cranberry Cemetery that is currently underway by the City of Powell River, Brandy said, “The management of the feral rabbit colony is a municipal responsibility; the only role the BC SPCA Powell River Branch will have is to ensure that the rabbits are humanely trapped and killed.”
For more information, please contact BC SPCA Powell River & District Branch Manager, Brandy Craig at 604-485-9252.