UPDATE: We don’t have money to continue Bunny Park sterilisations – metro

The Benoni Bunny Park is closed until further notice.

This is according to Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) spokesperson, Themba Gadebe.


UPDATE: Jo’burg Zoo confirms it won’t accept any more Benoni bunnies

He was responding to a question regarding the plan for the animals, after the Johannesburg Zoo yesterday (September 20) 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,” Gadebe told the City Times this afternoon.

“In the meantime, we are still prepared to listen to any realistic suggestions and negotiations.”

Ward 27 Clr 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.

Follow us on these platforms:

Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

For news straight to your phone invite us:
WhatsApp: 079 431 1217

Instagram: benonicitytimes.co.za

Kevin van der List

Latest News



Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser

Your details:

Your friends: