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Schoolgirl reduced to tears after animal rights activist steals rabbit and leaves taunting note
Daily mail ^ | 3:49 PM on 12th July 2010 | James Tozer

Posted on 07/12/2010 12:37:04 PM PDT by Charlespg

Every morning before school, Barney the rabbit could expect a little treat and a bit of loving attention.

But when his owner, 13-year-old Kiera Bailey, came downstairs to make her daily check on him, the schoolgirl received a dreadful surprise.

Instead of her beloved pet - bought nine years ago after a bad experience at school - there was an empty hutch and a threatening note, apparently from animal rights extremists.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: ecoterrorists; england; liberalfascism; pets; rabbits
The father need to find who did this and then pay some football hoods to deal out some street justice

Animals rights activists are scum

1 posted on 07/12/2010 12:37:12 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg

No, the father just needs to collect a “Lucky Activist’s Foot”....


2 posted on 07/12/2010 12:39:32 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Charlespg

Sounds fishy to me. I bet the rabbit died and this was the parents’ way of telling her. A nine year old rabbit?


3 posted on 07/12/2010 12:41:05 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: Charlespg

How stupid. That has got to be the dumbest stunt!
I hope they go to jail.


4 posted on 07/12/2010 12:43:56 PM PDT by conservativesister
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To: Charlespg
"If they've let him out into the wild it will have the opposite effect of what they have intended. If they've still got him we'd really like him back."

It's a mistake to think that the perpetrators if this crime have any "intentions" other than to hurt, destroy and terrorize. They don't give a damn about anything or anyone, particularly a simple rabbit. It's all about putting fear in your hearts and seizing control for their master.

I pray that these children use this lesson as a catalyst towards becoming human death knells for the pinkogreen movement.

5 posted on 07/12/2010 12:45:37 PM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: Gaffer

>>No, the father just needs to collect a “Lucky Activist’s Foot”....

Excellent! :)


6 posted on 07/12/2010 12:46:49 PM PDT by RingerSIX
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To: Charlespg
Rabbits should not be left in hutches, they should be out in the wild and socialising.

Socializing? Really? The disconnect with these people is astounding. Also, they consider this animal cruelty but they have no problem with abortion?

7 posted on 07/12/2010 12:47:00 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Charlespg

i’d like to read the threatening note.


8 posted on 07/12/2010 12:47:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Cyclone59

According to what I’ve read - some rabbits can live as long as 15yrs.


9 posted on 07/12/2010 12:52:21 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Cyclone59

It was a captive rabbit breed used for pets

7 to 12+ years according to some vet sites


10 posted on 07/12/2010 12:53:11 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Sacajaweau

11 posted on 07/12/2010 12:57:48 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: Sacajaweau

12 posted on 07/12/2010 12:57:52 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: HighlyOpinionated
I agree. The animal should never have been captive. They're wild animals.

We had one. His name was Thumper. He had free run of the house because he was trained to go in a box.

We decided that WE were not being fair to him and let him free....because we knew there were rabbits under the shed a couple houses away.

The note is right and it is not a threat and I doubt it is an activist. It's just someone with the right idea.

13 posted on 07/12/2010 1:09:14 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sacajaweau

I feel sorry for your children.

They deserve two adult parents, and are at least one short.


14 posted on 07/12/2010 1:26:11 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Stealing is a “right idea”?

APf


15 posted on 07/12/2010 1:26:22 PM PDT by APFel (Regnum Nostrum Crescit)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah stealing a child’s pet

this a rabbit was a pet breed


16 posted on 07/12/2010 1:27:22 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 07/12/2010 1:33:09 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Charlespg
Rabbits should not be left in hutches, they should be out in the wild and socialising.

Dear Mr. domesticated rabbit, if you had a choice, would rather live a long pampered life with a human of get eaten alive by a coyote?

18 posted on 07/12/2010 1:34:46 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Charlespg

Reminds me of those freaks who ‘freed’ two dolphins from a research site in Hawaii some years ago. They’re probably still starry-eyed about their ‘compassionate act’. Lord knows what happened to those animals-a quick meeting with a Great White was probably the best end imaginable. Lord, deliver us from our own insanity.


19 posted on 07/12/2010 1:39:43 PM PDT by tanuki (Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Amnesty, in that order....)
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To: Sacajaweau

“We decided that WE were not being fair to him and let him free....because we knew there were rabbits under the shed a couple houses away.

The note is right and it is not a threat and I doubt it is an activist. It’s just someone with the right idea.”

So how did you know Thumper was going to get along with these other rabbits under a shed a couple houses away? Maybe the other shed rabbits weren’t going to let him in their gang. Maybe he became socially awkward by learning to only go in boxes and not under sheds so he wandered aimlessly through the woods, hiding under other sheds, alone and afraid.

I feel the same way about my dog...I mean, techincally he’s a wild animal and I’m not being fair to him by feeding, bathing, walking and playing with him. Yeah, he’s got a few extra pounds from praising his good behavior with some treats. I’m such a bad pet mom. He has such a horrible life...some punk needs to come and steal him so they can give him a better life...

/s


20 posted on 07/12/2010 1:41:18 PM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: Sacajaweau

You think that stealing the property of other people is “the right idea”?

This was a domestic animal, not a wild one. Domestic rabbits can’t survive in the wild for more than a day. He wasn’t a “captive.” The very fact that he lived to the advanced age of nine shows that he was better off receiving good veterinary care than ending as a fox’s lunch in the wild. You think it was fun for him to be eaten by a fox?

Your ignorance and naivete are almost as appalling as your suggestion that theft can be “the right idea.”


21 posted on 07/12/2010 1:45:02 PM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Charlespg

Can anybody guess why this happened in the UK, as opposed to, say... Texas?


22 posted on 07/12/2010 1:49:11 PM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: Sacajaweau
Please tell me you're not a conservative Republican? Because that's an absolutely idiotic post. Almost as idiotic as what you did with your children's pet.

Yeah, I'm sure Thumper preferred having to fight for his life against dogs, foxes, feral cats, not to mention having to scrounge for his own food. And winter is doubtless a blast since his food supply all but dries up.

Yeah, Thumper would definitely prefer that to a climate controlled environment where he was hand fed by children who loved him. /s

23 posted on 07/12/2010 1:51:44 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Sacajaweau

You’re a loonie!

If it were wild caught, that is one thing. But domesticated is another. Catch a clue and take a breath of oxygen.


24 posted on 07/12/2010 1:52:24 PM PDT by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: Charlespg
Sadly if Ecofool releases oh so domesticated Mr Bunny in the wild..Mr Bunny will be a coyote turd in a week
25 posted on 07/12/2010 1:58:47 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: babyfreep
some rabbits can live as long as 15yrs.

My French Lop lasted almost 12

26 posted on 07/12/2010 2:00:51 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Sacajaweau
"We decided that WE were not being fair to him and let him free....because we knew there were rabbits under the shed a couple houses away.

The note is right and it is not a threat and I doubt it is an activist. It's just someone with the right idea."

Just when you thought that all of the animal rights lunatics were over on DU, one of them has to show their ugly countenance here ...

I'm assuming that you have NO pets, correct? I mean, after all, every possible animal that you could have for a pet were, somewhere back in their family trees, wild animals ...

What a sorry excuse for a human being ...

27 posted on 07/12/2010 2:01:57 PM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: Sacajaweau
We decided that WE were not being fair to him and let him free....

That animal was dead within 48 hours. Domesticated rabbits can't survive on grass like the wild ones can. It piles up in their guts and they die in agony.

Way to go ***hole.

28 posted on 07/12/2010 2:02:46 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Sacajaweau

If that rabbit was bred and raised in captivity it had no clue how to survive on its own in the wild. Your act was crueler than keeping it in the house where it was fed and safe from predators.
I assuming you or your children also petted it and played with it. In other words it knew people not other rabbits.


29 posted on 07/12/2010 2:10:01 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Sacajaweau
I agree. The animal should never have been captive. They're wild animals.

Sorry but these types of rabbits are domestically raised and have no survival skills such as wild rabbits.............

30 posted on 07/12/2010 2:10:33 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Hot Tabasco; Sacajaweau
This was a rabbit breed bred to be a pet,turning it loose is like turning a lab puppy loose to "rejoin the "wild.

just stupid as well as cruel
31 posted on 07/12/2010 2:34:51 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Cyclone59

<A nine year old rabbit?

We had our little baby for 11 years. When we got her, the lifespan for domestic rabbits was around 6 years +/-. Now it is about 10 years. Our new little one is about 2 years and we hope to keep her a long time.

Unless the animal is being abused, why would you take it? (actually you should call the ASPCA or animal control, not steal somebody’s property) I support some animal rights causes, but I’d never support this kind of thing. Rabbits are actually very social animals and bond with their owner. Poor rabbit is probably as confused and sad as the little girl.


32 posted on 07/12/2010 5:05:58 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Cyclone59

I doubt it...this is a lot more traumatic than simply admitting a very old animal passed.


33 posted on 07/12/2010 9:40:29 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Sacajaweau

It’s called PRIVATE property.

What is wrong with people like you?

This Rabbit wasn’t raised in the wild, it was breed for a pet. It knows nothing about being “free”.


34 posted on 07/12/2010 10:04:01 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike

I didn’t have the heart to rant on Sacajawea as that has been done enough. One could even stretch the point that some NAMBLA member or other pervert could say “I believe that children really want to have sex and should be free to do so, and so I take them from their prisons of restrictive parents and allow them to be free and pursue their wild desires.” (Of course no comparison between animals and children, and children are not “property” - but the idea is the same - leave me alone!!)

My buddy had a HUGE (and old) rabbit that ended up having it’s hutch toppled and broken into by what must have been a pack of dogs. Along with a bunch of rabbit fur amongst the wreckage was a dead dog! Clawed open on it’s neck and belly. I had always hoped that it was the rabbit that had done it. That rabbit had big strong legs with long claws.


35 posted on 07/12/2010 10:21:20 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: 21twelve

It was.


36 posted on 07/13/2010 12:17:16 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Cyclone59

>> the parents’ way of telling ...

LOL (snort) more LOL...


37 posted on 07/13/2010 12:23:30 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Cyclone59

I’ve got a pair of seven-year-old rabbits.


38 posted on 07/13/2010 12:24:29 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Sacajaweau

Our rabbit was paper trained and hopped and ran around the cellar. Smart critters!


39 posted on 07/13/2010 1:28:53 AM PDT by gr8eman (Gore Blimey!!!!)
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To: Fire_on_High

Thanks! I suppose we were about 4th grade and a kid up the block was selling a bunch of rabbits for $5 bucks or something. We ran back home and rounded up what we could.

Brought the rabbit back to our fort to keep and share. And not let the parents know ‘cuz they had already told us “no” when we asked them if we could buy one. I think they got suspicious a few hours later when we asked for lettuce on our baloney sandwiches!

My buddy’s parent’s let him keep it at his house across the street. They moved away about five years later taking the rabbit with them. Several years later I visited them and the rabbit was still there. It was shortly after that he told me about the attack.

I think his (her??) name was Thumper as well! (10-year olds come up with the greatest names!)


40 posted on 07/13/2010 1:56:53 AM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: piasa

All, WOW! I had no idea that rabbits could live so long. Thanks for the info. I have heard that they make wonderful pets


41 posted on 07/13/2010 5:55:39 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: 21twelve

LOL, kids. I did about the same thing with a cage of mice, swearing up and down they were both female. Let’s just say I found out not long after that I should have known...what I thought was boy bits on a mouse really was!


42 posted on 07/13/2010 1:40:04 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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