- UVic Moves To Rabbit-Free Campus
Media release January 20, 2011
- UVic To Resume Rabbit Trapping For Community Sanctuaries
Media release August 30, 2010
- UVic Applies To Set Aside Injunction Prohibiting Trapping and Culling of Rabbits
August 13, 2010
- Victoria Times Colonist supports rabbit management plan
Media release July 2, 2010
- UVic Management Plan establishes rabbit-free and rabbit-control areas
Media release June 28, 2010
- UVic concludes rabbit pilot project
Media release Mar. 24, 2010
- Pilot project tests non-lethal rabbit control at UVic
Media release Dec. 23, 2009
- UVic invites community to help reduce campus rabbit population
Media release Sept. 1, 2009
- UVic launches public awareness campaign on feral rabbits
Media release Sept. 5, 2008
- Feral rabbits at UVic
Media backgrounder Sept. 5, 2008
Rabbits @ UVic
July 18, 2011
The University of Victoria officially declared the campus to be rabbit-free in spring 2011.
Previously, through permits granted by the Province of BC to community organizations, the university arranged for the removal of more than 900 rabbits from campus to sanctuaries. By agreement, the permit holders arranged to have all of these rabbits sterilized.
UVic wishes to acknowledge all of the volunteers, veterinarians, Province of BC staff, and especially the permit holders for their tremendous efforts to make this initiative such a success.
Any abandoned pet rabbits released on campus in the future will be humanely trapped and killed.
The Earth Animal Rights Society is providing ongoing care to the more than 600 feral rabbits it relocated from the UVic campus to a Vancouver Island sanctuary. You can contact EARS through its website.
UVic will continue to support the BCSPCA in its attempt to encourage area municipalities to adopt by-laws prohibiting the sale of non-sterilized rabbits and the abandonment of pet rabbits.