Friday, July 03, 2009
US Woman jailed after being found with a dozen rabbits in her bedroom
Though rabbits inflict damage upon our garden, I can see that they are cute little creatures - and I do accept that if they did not chew all the time their teeth would grow to be 90 feet long. So they have a case and I quite like them. But not as much as an obsessed US woman who has just been sentenced to 90 days in jail after being found with more than a dozen rabbits in her hotel bedroom. It seems that the trouble started three years ago when police found 150 rabbits in her house (plus dozens more rabbit corpses in her freezer). She was put on probation for 5 years, and banned from making any contact with a rabbit. But I'm not at all sure this is fair. My Uncle Wat, who was a renowned penillion singer from Llanfihangel and to whom I bear a striking likeness, kept hundreds of rabbits in cages in a huge rabbit-shed. He gave the job up because the rabbits kept on killing their young as soon as they were born - and there's never been a farrowing crate for rabbits invented. He grew trout in a giant lake which he made as well. A beauty of our world is that it really does take all sorts.