Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) spokesperson Themba Gadebe has confirmed the municipality has no money to sterilise other bunnies left, Benoni City Times reports.
Gadebe was responding to a question regarding the plan for the animals after the Johannesburg Zoo yesterday confirmed they would halt the acceptance of any more Benoni rabbits until legal action against the municipality has been finalised.
“We will consult our legal team on the way forward. In the meantime, we are still prepared to listen to any realistic suggestions and negotiations,” Gadebe said.
Ward 27 councillor Jacques Meiring said he does not foresee the metro completing sterilisations.
He said the EMM will in all likelihood find an alternative solution to euthanase the park’s bunnies.
Meanwhile, Ban Animal Trading (Bat) said they will return to the courts to seek clarity on whether the EMM is in contempt of court, as they have not sterilised all the rabbits at the park.
– Caxton News Service