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.

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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.

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