The Everglades are actually full of invasive, non-native species, but one time a python killed a baby, and they are SO FUN TO KILL YOU GUYS, so it’s open season on hunting snakes!
Fuck you Florida, television, and everyone else who is profiting from the murder of these abandoned “pets” that never should have been brought into the U.S. in the first place.
Relatedly, we’re keeping an eye on you, University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, and your massive feral rabbit population. Judging by the videos, the bunnies don’t have the same fear of people that truly wild rabbits do, which figures, considering they’ve been living on campus next to humans for something like 30 years.
Florida’s been on notice for a couple of months now, but though this is the first we’ve heard of the rabbit “problem” at U. Victoria, you’re on notice, too. There are humane methods of dealing with “pests,” regardless of the way they became pests—people-friendly bunnies don’t just show up at a college campus one day, just like snakes from Asia don’t just appear in Florida by magic—and we expect you to research them and do your actual best to follow them.
Maybe we’re giving Canada too much credit? They are cool with clubbing baby seals to death, after all. But B.C. is full of hippies, and bunnies don’t have anything to do with First Nations (that we’re aware of) so maybe there’s still hope?
Right, and there’s still hope for all those abandoned pythons, too. The majority of meat-eating people just don’t give a fuck. We can keep expecting the best of them, but that doesn’t mean they’ll give it—especially with regard to animals.