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Hello! Back in April I discovered that a man who lives near me had been breeding meat rabbits. Upon speaking to him, I learned that he has decided that taking care of rabbits is too much work, and that he has purposely let them go and stopped putting food and water out for them. After getting no help from animal control, I have decided to take on the care of these rabbits myself. I made this page to post their progress and to spread awareness about rabbit breeding and abuse. We currently have 22 bunnies, and he is STILL purchasing and releasing more. There are new rabbits being dumped and hit by cars every week. :(
I've contacted animal control, and several others and am waiting for a reply. He does not put food or water unless he needs to lure them to him for butcher. He is running a restaurant out of his home. He also crams 15-20 chickens in one guinea pig cage. I confronted him and all I got was 'well, catch them if you care so much'
We also have filed several animal cruelty cases. One of which is currently open. The city keeps closing them due to the fact that the rabbits run free. They can't 100% prove they are his, and they can't enter his yard to check for other animals or rabbits without a warrant.
Any ideas on where to go from here?
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What's up /an/ its time for /nowires/ v2.0 HEIL HYDRA
WHAT IT IS: /nowires/ is a discussion thread for self sustaining ecosystems. If you're interested in creating sealed off, completely balanced biological systems, GET IN HERE.
To those of you who laughed and said it wouldn't last two weeks, the ecosystem I created is now in its third month and is filled with various breeding populations of different invertebrates. There are shrimp, snails, assorted annelids, a plethora of planarians, a couple small leeches, and several BASED HYDRA.
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I think I just created super bedbugs.
There have been bedbugs in my house since 2011, when I first tried to fix the problem, I bought some spray to kill them and their eggs. It worked, I even direct sprayed them to see if it would kill them and it did. ?100 of the time. A year later they grew back in size, so I tried the spray again. This time......it didn't even kill one, I direct sprayed just to see what happened. So I bought an even more expensive spray. Same story, they were gone got a year and then they come in full force and that spray doesn't work. So I tried to do the fuming thing from pest control, it worked just like the first 2....for a year then they would come back stronger and immune to what killed them last year. OK, I was freaking out, so I combined the first 3 and added even more sprays to the mix. The population decreased significantly, but after 2 years, they came back, immune to every spray I throw at them, o must've bought every brand. So I was reading and found out about really hot temps could kill them, and I should just use steam cleaner. So, I decided to buy an expensive steam cleaner to kill them and to put infected stuff that could fit in the dryer and set the dryer to 2 hours. I was confident this would work, it has been working all this time, no bedbugs can resist. Until.....
I've had a feeling the bed bugs were coming back last week and the dryer and steam cleaner is getting less effective.
To test this, earlier this afternoon,i put a pillow cover with a few bedbugs into the dryer, set for 2 hours. Now, I check my pillow case after I take it out. I poke the bedbugs.... they're FUCKING MOVING.
I think I created an unstoppable bedbug mutation in my house.
Humane mouse traps?
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My parents set some glue traps to catch mice, which as you probably know, are awful and inhumane and are tantamount to torture. Today I found a snake stuck to a glue trap, and I had to kill it with an airgun which created a bloody gory mess.
So, what are some ways to humanely kill mice? I don't want to set them free or anything because they'll just get back in the house, so they need to be killed instantly and painlessly.
Questions that don't deserve their own thread thread
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I looked through the catalog and couldn't find something similar so I thought I'd start a new QTDDTOTT.
Basically, I've said I'd petsit for my sister. She has a few cats, two rabbits and a dog. A young, unneutered dog (although they are planning on it). He's quite excitable, and while they are away I was hoping to maybe do a little bit of training, because he always jumps up. What would the people of /an/ recommend? I have 3 days. They said they were gonna take him to young dog training as they 'missed the puppy one'. I just don't want my clothes wrecked every time I go round. He's a Beagle Bassett cross. I've also been advised not to let him off the lead during walks as he chases things, so obviously his recall is piss poor.
Please accept this shoddy thread image as an apology for having to answer such a shoddy repetitive question. I'll try and answer other questions in an /r/ type manner. I have a zoology degree, just no dog experience.
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>TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Veterinarians at Busch Gardens had to euthanize "Pinky" the dancing flamingo after a man grabbed her from an animal viewing area and threw her to the ground in front of his children.
>According to a police report, 45-year-old Joseph Anthony Corrao of Orlando was visiting the theme park with his mother and his three teenagers on Tuesday when he reached into a pen in the >Jambo Junction area, picked up a flamingo and set it down.
>Police say his mother told him to leave the birds alone after he picked up another one. And that's when he threw Pinky down so hard that its foot was nearly severed, the police report said.
>Police spokesman Stephen Hegarty said Corrao handled the bird "violently."
>Park security officers detained him until his arrest by Tampa police.
>Busch Gardens said the bird suffered "traumatic" injuries and could not be saved.
>"A very sad and hard day for us here," said a park spokeswoman, Karen Varga-Sinka.
>Judge John Conrad had strong words for Corrao in court on Wednesday.
>"It actually borders on depraved," the judge said. "Mr. Corrao, I don't know if you have other issues. I don't know who does that, I really don't. I don't relate to that on any level."
>Corrao served three years in prison in Florida after being convicted of aggravated assault on a person 65 years or older, felony DUI, and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.
>The judge ordered him held in the Hillsborough County Jail on a $5,000 bond on a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals. Jail records did not list a defense attorney.
>Pinky was 19, a Chilean flamingo hatched at the park in 1996. The attraction has 20 flamingoes, a mix of Chilean and Caribbean, but Pinky's moves made her a star.
Goddammit Florida, I live here and I'm fucking sick of these fucking idiots.
ITT: Things people do that are bad for animals
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Post casual things everyone does that are in actuality bad for animals. Many people own animals but don't actually know much about them, so we get a lot of unintentional animal abuse.
I'm gonna start off with some random stuff:
>Feeding ducks bread. It's not very digestible.
>Choke chains. They... You know, choke your dog.
>Feeding your ferrets peanut butter or fruit. They're carnivores.
>Releasing their rabbits or birds 'into the wild'. 9/10 times they'll die within a month.
>Fish bowls. Fish bowls are awful.
>Hamster balls. I don't know much about hamsters, but I know they're not very good for hamsters.
One that especially bugs me are the people who keep their budgies caged 24/7. I have NEVER met anyone who lets their budgie out of their cage. People act like all you need to do with birds is give it some toys, feed it a few times a week, and change its water. No vets, no vegetables, no playing. Why even have a bird if you can't pet it? That's so boring!