Is it illegal to poison a pet rabbit ?
Put the rabbits in the house, that’ll shut him up … maybe.
Edit: to be fair, rabbits can be noisy in a pen as I’ve found out BUT is it any worse than any other sounds one hears when windows and doors are open?
It’s all very well being cross about it but you do have to live next door to those people. Talk to the bloke about it and find out what his problem really is.Posted 4 years agoernie_lynchMember
TBF depending on the construction of the cage I can well believe that a rabbit rattling the wire early in the morning can cause enough noise as it resonates through a wooden cage to be a nuisance. Can’t you replace the wire front with wooden dowels or something ?Posted 4 years agotrevron73Member
Hammer and every glass on his car will do it if you don’t mind going to court? I would not fancy it though …..so ! 2 people and 2 20″ SQUARE FIRE WORK PACKS (you know the multiple effect ones)any way synchronize watches and go to front and back of propety and lay the fireworks under the outside of windows light tape whilst breaking glass of main rooms(better if ground floor flats as a bedroom?)throw in flash bomb(any mail order theatre store and then retreat- now important video making sure all exits were clear and no exits blocked -He will move for sure no charges just a couple of windows and a talking to?Posted 4 years agoamplebrewMember
I reckon the Animal Welfare Act should cover it.
It covers protected animals which are commonly domesticated in the British Islands, under the control of a person on a permanent or temporary basis and it’s not living in a wild state.
There is an offence of administrating a poison…..
Administration of poisons etc.
(1)A person commits an offence if, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, he—
(a)administers any poisonous or injurious drug or substance to a protected animal, knowing it to be poisonous or injurious, or
(b)causes any poisonous or injurious drug or substance to be taken by a protected animal, knowing it to be poisonous or injurious.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks amplebrew, that’s the answer I was hoping for.
It looks like
A person commits an offence if…(c)he permitted that to happen or, knowing the drug or substance to be poisonous or injurious, he failed to take such steps (whether by way of supervising the other person or otherwise) as were reasonable in all the circumstances to prevent that happening.
covers me jumping over the fence and moving the trays.Posted 4 years ago
I’d have been committing an offence if I hadn’t done that.
I just told Ruby the story, and she was so upset she hid under Tak’s protectionary fluff.
Animal Welfare act – Unnecessary Suffering – though that may be after the incident.
In addition – it may fall under Criminal Damage? They are your property.
Meanwhile I’d be round there like a shot with a set of Bombers. Fraking cheek of it, trying to poison a defenceless animal!!
To ease the situation I suggest you swap the mesh for smaller mesh – Ruby [who you can’t really see] above has serious teeth, and has damaged the mesh on their hutch by chewing it in the AM in enthusiasm for nuggets. I changed the mesh for 5mm square mesh from Wickes and no more chewing, so less noise.
But mainly, I’d be speaking to the Polis – see what they have to say..Posted 4 years ago
The gap between the bungalow and the fence had already been covered over and a door put on to make a sort of shed.
I tacked the pen on to this to give them both an outdoor and indoor area.
I made it tall enough to stand up in and it ended up looking more like an aviary than a rabbit pen.
Edit;Posted 4 years ago
There are buzzards round here. That’s why it’s got a mesh roof.
I always said I wouldn’t get involved in these “I’ve got a dispute with my neighbour, what should I do ?” threads. However, I could do with some legal advice, so I’ll try to keep it brief…
Mrs MTG’s daughter has got two pet rabbits.
I built a pen for them using the fence as one wall of the pen.
One of the rabbits rattles the wire early in the morning.
The neighbour complained about the noise.
Mrs MTG’s daughter now moves the rabbits to a small portable pen on the opposite side of the house at night and back to the big pen in the morning.
The nieghbour still complains about the noise. I think whiskey, rats, nearby sheep and screech owls, not rabbits, may have something to do with it.
He said if we don’t do something about it, he will.
Today, he put two trays of rat poison right by the gap at the bottom of the fence, partly pushed through to our side.
Mrs MTG mentioned this earlier and I thought she had done something about it.
I just found out she hadn’t, so I jumped over his gate at 10pm and kicked them away from the fence.
So, the question is…Posted 4 years ago
Is it legal to deliberately try to poison a pet rabbit under the pretence of trying to kill rats ?
Excellent pen. I can see that that’s a lot of mesh – so perhaps look for the area that’s being chewed and tack smaller mesh over that bit, see if that does it. Failing that I doubt they stand and chew, so perhaps only the first coupla feet need it.
Truth be told though it is kinda expensive from Wickes, so maybe sort the neighbour out instead.Posted 4 years ago
wordnumb – Tak could leap 1m when he was about 6 months old. I used the metal wire lid [in the background in the above pic of my buns] to make a gate allowing me to leave the door open and step over it.
Little bugger used to jump onto it, balance on the top edge like a cat and then drop down to the other side when I got up to try and retrieve him!Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
CCTV and RSPCA.
What a total ***t your neighbour is!
Or, stiffen up the chicken wire somehow and tell or even better show the neighbour what you’ve done to try to minimise his suffering. Then ask him if poison is really the right way to go about finding the solution?
Make sure you have Mrs MTG’s daughter there too.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
What if a neighbours cat eats the poison?
What if a visitor to your house/garden and you are out/forget to mention/look out for anything if they have small children? (Or more likely you have to say ‘sorry you can’t go outside’).
I’d speak to your local Police Officer asap. If anyone pushed poison into my property or threatened harm to my pet(s) I wouldn’t hesitate.
I think you need to act to ward off/head off a potential breach of the peace.
On a slightly different tack, is the ‘scratching’ a redherring? Maybe the neighbour finds your (admittably) over-large looking pen as an eye-sore? It is abit overkill. Its none of their business but it is quite large tbh. Maybe talk to them first, see if you can scale it down in height a wee bit. Do rabbits fly/climb to freedom? 😉 This sadly could also be a sign of weakness to your neighbour but its worth a try.
If I saw that sign pen next door to me I’d 😐 everytime I looked out of the bedroom window.Posted 4 years agolittlemisspandaMember
Try and resolve it with the neighbour first – ask him exactly what it is that he would like you to do about the situation. It sounds like you have already tried to accommodate his wishes, but there may be a solution that can be worked out without either poison or the police.
Can you get a neutral neighbour to give a second opinion on the noise level? It may be that it actually IS causing a disturbance. Even if it is, it’s not ok to poison someone’s pets, but some sort of further compromise may be needed.
When my younger siblings had rabbits and guinea pigs, they were put in a hutch in the garage at night – is that an option?Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Is it illegal to poison a pet rabbit ?’ is closed to new replies.