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(Fox News)   Who would take a cute little 20-pound bunny away from a 7-year-old girl? North Haven, Connecticut would   (foxnews.com) divider line 126
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2012-08-10 11:53:13 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Flemish giants may be cute from a distance, but they are not little. And they can really cut you up. It matters very little if a rabbit bites, because their teeth aren't suited to cutting skin. What matters is the claws on their powerful back legs. Any full-size rabbit can seriously hurt you. Flemish giants are a lot bigger than regular full-grown rabbits. If that back leg comes around on this girl, she'll have a scar she can show her grandkids.


Ha! The worst injury I ever received from any of my rabbits was my little 4# Dutch Lop, went to feed her and she bit right through the welding gauntlet I used to keep her in the back of the cage.

/female rabits are 10 times more viscious than males
 
2012-08-11 12:07:38 AM  

Indubitably: AlwaysRightBoy: Indubitably: However, for the sake of a child, I would postpone feasting on the friend...
Au contraire, I think it would add to the stew.

Agreed?

Which part?

Sake?

Child?

Feast?

Or Friend?

Either way, yer creepy, man.

Word.

;)


Listen Mr. Indubitably, the Internet is not your personal whatever site. It's a series of tubes
 
Skr
2012-08-11 12:09:04 AM  
www.hoax-slayer.com
Picture of Herman that was making the rounds a few years back.
Flemish Giants are pretty awesome and cuddly with good owners. Like any animal they'll have issues with bad owners.
I've had the pleasure of spending some time with a few well kept ones and they can act like dogs, begging for scritches, treats, and cuddles. They are capable of learning rudimentary tricks. They eat like fiends though their refuse is great fertilizer.

One thing of note though is they have issues with their backs/spine. A normal rabbit can break its spine by kicking too hard, but when you add 10 more pounds the issues gets to be a bigger worry.

They make great pillows as well heh.
 
2012-08-11 12:12:29 AM  
Twenty pounds? That farker is a one fat farking bunny.
 
2012-08-11 12:14:03 AM  

robodog: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Flemish giants may be cute from a distance, but they are not little. And they can really cut you up. It matters very little if a rabbit bites, because their teeth aren't suited to cutting skin. What matters is the claws on their powerful back legs. Any full-size rabbit can seriously hurt you. Flemish giants are a lot bigger than regular full-grown rabbits. If that back leg comes around on this girl, she'll have a scar she can show her grandkids.

Ha! The worst injury I ever received from any of my rabbits was my little 4# Dutch Lop, went to feed her and she bit right through the welding gauntlet I used to keep her in the back of the cage.

/female rabits are 10 times more viscious than males


Well, that's a hell of a thing, I've gotta say. I've never heard of them doing more than nipping, and owners have never told me stories like that. I wished I'd been warned, just in case. Thanks for the tip.
 
2012-08-11 12:15:00 AM  
Then the city came by and punched the girl in the face, just for the heck of it.
Mean old city.
 
2012-08-11 12:28:18 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: robodog: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Flemish giants may be cute from a distance, but they are not little. And they can really cut you up. It matters very little if a rabbit bites, because their teeth aren't suited to cutting skin. What matters is the claws on their powerful back legs. Any full-size rabbit can seriously hurt you. Flemish giants are a lot bigger than regular full-grown rabbits. If that back leg comes around on this girl, she'll have a scar she can show her grandkids.

Ha! The worst injury I ever received from any of my rabbits was my little 4# Dutch Lop, went to feed her and she bit right through the welding gauntlet I used to keep her in the back of the cage.

/female rabits are 10 times more viscious than males

Well, that's a hell of a thing, I've gotta say. I've never heard of them doing more than nipping, and owners have never told me stories like that. I wished I'd been warned, just in case. Thanks for the tip.


Only ever had major problems with the one, and only when she was in her cage. When she was out running around she'd cuddle up under my armpit or nudge me to get me to pet her. The other females were territorial as well but nearly to the same degree.
 
2012-08-11 12:49:31 AM  

robodog: Twenty pounds!?! The breed standards for the largest breeds top out at 15 pounds, twenty pounds is beyond obese for a rabbit.


No, it isn't.

There is no max for Flemish (I have one that's 21 pounds), and a French lop would be unshowable at only ten pounds.

//professional breeder
 
2012-08-11 01:12:17 AM  
Well, I was planning to post something to the effect that North Haven needs to define (or redefine) their definition of "livestock." However, their zoning regulations actually list rabbits separately. (See page 101.)

8.4.1.3 No livestock, rabbits, horses, fowl, pigeons or bees may be kept on any lot of less than two (2) acres. The acreage required to meet the standard for one type of animal may not also be applied to meet the standard for another type of animal. For example, the maintenance of two (2) horses and four (4) goats on one lot would require a lot of at least five (5) acres.

The other listed animals make sense. Birds can be loud, horses are huge, and bees can be deadly to some people. But... rabbits? Dogs are more disruptive. And according to the same zoning regs, only a one-acre lot is required for five or fewer dogs.

So they could have a small pack of dogs, but not a pet rabbit? I'm not a lawyer. Am I reading this correctly?
 
2012-08-11 01:17:20 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Indubitably: AlwaysRightBoy: Indubitably: However, for the sake of a child, I would postpone feasting on the friend...
Au contraire, I think it would add to the stew.

Agreed?

Which part?

Sake?

Child?

Feast?

Or Friend?

Either way, yer creepy, man.

Word.

;)

Listen Mr. Indubitably, the Internet is not your personal whatever site. It's a series of tubes


...he said unwittingly, for he didn't realize the extent of touch and space...

Tubes burst, no?
 
2012-08-11 01:18:27 AM  
Slap a vest on it and call it a therapy animal.
 
2012-08-11 01:25:43 AM  

robodog: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: robodog: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Flemish giants may be cute from a distance, but they are not little. And they can really cut you up. It matters very little if a rabbit bites, because their teeth aren't suited to cutting skin. What matters is the claws on their powerful back legs. Any full-size rabbit can seriously hurt you. Flemish giants are a lot bigger than regular full-grown rabbits. If that back leg comes around on this girl, she'll have a scar she can show her grandkids.

Ha! The worst injury I ever received from any of my rabbits was my little 4# Dutch Lop, went to feed her and she bit right through the welding gauntlet I used to keep her in the back of the cage.

/female rabits are 10 times more viscious than males

Well, that's a hell of a thing, I've gotta say. I've never heard of them doing more than nipping, and owners have never told me stories like that. I wished I'd been warned, just in case. Thanks for the tip.

Only ever had major problems with the one, and only when she was in her cage. When she was out running around she'd cuddle up under my armpit or nudge me to get me to pet her. The other females were territorial as well but nearly to the same degree.


My family had a female Mini Lop that was ridiculously territorial. Crazy thing would lunge at you if you even got near her cage. I literally had to hold her back with one hand when I fed her. Otherwise, she would have latched onto the hand that was putting the food into the dish.

One night I was sitting in bed reading when I heard a shriek from our breezeway (that's where we kept the rabbit). Fricken' thing had latched onto my mom's arm while my mom was feeding her. A couple days later, there was a welt halfway around her forearm. Looked like she'd been beaned by a softball. If you looked closely, you could just barely see the tiny bite marks near the center.
 
2012-08-11 01:31:41 AM  
okay that pretty damn cold to use a girl's pet as leverage. I am guessing he has a neighbor who wishes he ran an HOA and has a friend in city hall who dug up an old ordinance to help his buddy enforce his will.
 
2012-08-11 01:37:21 AM  

AnthraxRipple: Gyrfalcon:

What did the city think would happen if they took a girl's pet away from her? Cities have lots of other ways to force compliance besides taking a child's pet. If they feel so strongly about it, let them arrest dad for noncompliance or reckless endangerment. The city brought this one on itself.

I agree that it's awful that the kid is brought into it. But I disagree in that it's clearly her father who is responsible for where it got to.


It's the father's fault that things got to this pass, sure. But the city had dozens of other options to make him comply. They used the one thing guaranteed to make him look like a victim and themselves look like dicks...no matter that technically they are right and he is wrong, they're still going to look like evil dicks.
 
2012-08-11 02:03:06 AM  
i269.photobucket.com
also disapproves of people stealing Rabbits
 
2012-08-11 03:32:43 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: JungleBoogie: is bunny a food

They start off as pets, but then when the family realizes how much work it is to care for them, they become food.


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Goddamn, from what I've found, rabbits are like dogs. You put decent amount of attention into them, you're set. My bunny has more mood swings than my dog did (we let her out of the cage once we wake up, and if she sees my eyes open for 20 minutes without being able to get out of her effing spacious cage condo she'll rattle the bars to wake me). But other than that, Christ, food, hay, clean water, and bedding. Easier work than cleaning up dog poop, by a long shot. And if she's alone in the room for more than a half hour she'll be slightly biatchy when we come back in, then in ten minutes all is forgiven.

Oh, and some toys to keep the ADD my bunny seems to have preoccupied are needed I guess; last one I made was a cylinder made out of toilet paper rolls that I threw a few treats inside to make a rattling noise. That kept her occupied for a week.

When I clean out her (recycled paper) bedding, I just toss it on top of the compost pile. Takes 10 minutes to clean it out and put new stuff in, plus 5 to walk to the compost and toss it on top.

I don't get it. The 'overly demanding' thing, anyway. Unless you think a pet wanting attention is demanding, I guess.
 
2012-08-11 03:35:37 AM  

WhippingBoy: Rabbits are rodents. Don't forget that.


Wrong, they are lagomorphs. Flemish giants also top 20# easily.
 
2012-08-11 04:06:26 AM  
mmm, dinner. I'll have to pop into town to the butchers.

It'll make the ferrets very happy too, they love themselves some rabbit entrails.

/love rabbits, those for pets and those for dinner.
 
2012-08-11 05:25:16 AM  
So, it's ok for a local government to strong arm a child, instead use the usual legal means of forcing compliance, such as fining the dad.

"That's a fine lookin' bunny ya got there, little girl. Be a shame if anything were to happen to it."
 
2012-08-11 07:34:10 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: robodog: Twenty pounds!?! The breed standards for the largest breeds top out at 15 pounds, twenty pounds is beyond obese for a rabbit.

It's not for this breed. As I said, they run a lot bigger than most other rabbits. This is normal. ARBA standards: *minimum* show weight for a senior doe is 14#, buck 13#. Weights above 20# are common. Some Continentals and Germans can reach more than twice that, up to 50#. These are BIG rabbits. I've handled rabbits all my life (though never owned any), and even I'm afraid of these. I can't believe a supposedly responsible parent lets a little girl play with a huge rabbit like that.


Beat me, almost exactly what I was going to say. Though on the 'responsible parent' angle - if you go by breed temperament it can be a better choice than many smaller rabbits; it says they tend to be docile/laid back.

It's a bit like buying a Labrador rather than a Chihuahua. Sure, the lab is bigger, but it's generally going to handle kids better.
 
2012-08-11 11:46:01 AM  

Skr: A normal rabbit can break its spine by kicking too hard


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Skr
2012-08-11 11:59:26 AM  

gweilo8888: Skr: A normal rabbit can break its spine by kicking too hard

[notsureifserious.jpg]


Sadly serious. Usually happens when struggling or fearful.



A little info concerning beliefs about buns
 
2012-08-11 12:50:14 PM  
I know it's a big rabbit but that doesn't make it livestock. If you've only got one rabbit, it's a pet. If you have two rabbits, it's a rabbit farm.

It's a nasty trick to take away a pet rabbit from a little girl based on a by-law that is intended to govern farming and livestock operations. Silly wabbits, tricks are for kids.
 
2012-08-11 01:47:18 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: There's always some farktard that thinks everybody's business is their business.

HOA's and zoning offices are like breeding hotbeds for them.


And they have all the power that you, or more likely your local neighborhood busybody queen biatches considering you're on fark, give them.

/Move to where the freedom is
 
2012-08-11 03:22:06 PM  

amorphite: Somebody link to that petition.


Link to petition
 
2012-08-11 09:25:33 PM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: amorphite: Somebody link to that petition.

Link to petition


All hail Cthulhu
 
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