Bylaw and Bunnies in Peterborough Ontario, Canada…

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Cedarcreed

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TW: Discussion of dead critters 🥺🙏❤

So bylaw has been VERY clear there is NO limit to the number of rabbits you can keep in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Yesterday the fire captain Rutland in Peterborough lied bold face to us and ignored our pleas for help.
He was called to shut off an ozone generator the landlord had placed in the unit above ours for days without telling us. The gas from that machine sank into one of our mother and baby enclosures and killed sixteen of our bunny kittens overnight... four distraught mothers are dealing with mastitis and depression right now. On his way out, Rutland refused to even listen to which bylaw stated we had no limitations, but was happy to tell us that we were clearly breaking one he could not cite. He also said the landlord had “every right“ to use an ozone generator and that it ISNT dangerous.

Google: “ozone generator hazards”

Is there a community group I can go to to talk about this and about raising awareness for rabbit ownership in my region?

Im so tired of being shamed for having this many animals.

I have 25 rabbits. I had 16 babies, now I still have 25 rabbits… animal welfare and bylaw LOVE our setup and reassure us constantly that we are in the right and shouldn’t feel bullied. Some of their workers are LITERALLY on camera taking physical NOTES alongside me while I show them how to setup their own rabbit fed food forests and home gardens… we love and appreciate their support but this is beyond frustrating.

That machine poisoned my animals and we were told it was our fault (that it was used for a smell that we just had animal welfare workers here to confirm DIDN'T exist…)
 

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If you were caring for them, the rabbits were healthy and great before that generator was placed, then there was no issue with your rabbit care. What baffles me is that those generators aren't banned in Canada yet. I'm really sorry for what happened to you and your bunnies. This is so wrong that it did.
 

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If you were caring for them, the rabbits were healthy and great before that generator was placed, then there was no issue with your rabbit care. What baffles me is that those generators aren't banned in Canada yet. I'm really sorry for what happened to you and your bunnies. This is so wrong that it did.
Thank you I really appreciate the emotional support.
We just had animal welfare here again to check in and as expected they responded the same way they always do; that they are impressed and happy with what they found and that yet again there are still ZERO bylaws in place to prevent me from owning any number of rabbits. They have no issue with the number that I have now or with how they are being housed.

Their enclosures are clean, they have fresh running kitchen tap water and waterer bottles, tons of fresh and pelleted timothy hay, plenty of enclosure space and hides and they get put away in a predator proof enclosure at night… not to mention iI am building two new huge enclosures too…

This is so messed up and I don’t understand why it’s happening.

I have attached a picture of our second smallest enclosure.
 

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Don't breeders have a large number of rabbits as well? So why not a large number as pets? 🤦🏻‍♀️ It's not that the amount you have is the issue. It's the fact that the ozone generator isn't banned. It is in my state.
 
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