The City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance that will prohibit pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits from from so-called puppy mills - and which will bar the sale of pets from the back of trucks in parking lots and the side of the road. Read more.
The Boston City Council could vote as early as Wednesday on a proposed and now fast-tracked measure that would ban pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits raised by large commercial breeders - and ban everybody from selling pets by the side of the road. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News reports that Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) plans to seek an ordinance that would prohibit pet stores in Boston from selling dogs, cats and rabbits.
Jenny Farrell spotted this bunny on the B Line last night (note cat as well).
Thereisnodog spotted this young bun on Comm. Ave. in the middle of BU today.
Roving UHub photographer Christopher Wagner reports on his encounter with the Allston white rabbit:
A couple days ago I was walking to my car and spotted him again. When I crouched down to try and get a picture, he hopped right out from under the white Subaru in the picture and stopped right in front of me. Iâ€™m thinking it has to be either an escaped or released pet â€˜cause heâ€™s awful comfortable around people. Also the whole albino thing. There was another time in front of my house when he was casually munching on some plants growing between the sidewalk cracks about 10 feet from where I was standing. Not sure whatâ€™s going to happen once winter comes, I think the times they will be much sadder.
Anyway I love the fact that there is a white rabbit in Allston.
Andrea Crossan shows us what happens when a greyhound spots the fabled white bunny of Allston - on Islington Terrace.
Pandapwr, meanwhile, gets up and personal with one of the fabled white squirrels of the West End.
Masstreehugger photographs the latest addition to the Fens, wonders how he or she will get along with the Canada geese, and adds:
Note in foreground the stripped bark off the trees leaning over the water - courtesy of recent rabbit infestation in the park. They eat bark in order to survive winter, effectively killing the plant although it may resprout from roots. There will be lots of dead wood all over the park this year.
The man was holding the rabbit, Rachel Chapman reports.
Cambridge Police report a Holmes Street resident who has repeatedly had decapitated rabbits and internal organs dumped on his front porch woke up to more rabbit guts on Monday:
An unknown person left the hind quarters and internal organs of a small rabbit on his front porch.
Earlier, police said they likely culprit wasn't unknown - he was some guy from East Boston.
Mambo Miam Miam photographs an actual rabbit hopping along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Early this morning, John Hawkinson tweeted:
Just saw a rabbit in Mid-Cambridge 20' off Mass Ave. When did this start?
Quite awhile ago, according to our go-to guy for matters Cantabrigian, Robert Winters:
There were rabbits sighted this past year off Harvard Street between Trowbridge & Ellery Sts. They're around.
Nat Tarbox adds:
A concerned roadrunner sends up a flare from Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park:
There are coyotes all over the place up here.
Illustrating the complaint is a high-quality photo of an eviscerated rabbit.
Coming home from downtown tonight, we saw a rabbit dart across the Jamaicaway (Arborway? Centre Street?) by the Poor Clare Nuns. The thing is, it had the light! Who knew they knew how to press the pedestrian-crossing button?