KeithBC wrote:The community that I live in used to have a problem with feral cats. We eventually concluded that the suffering - freezing in winter, being run over on the road in summer, starving and diseased all the time - caused by unrestricted breeding was unconscionable. We set up a program to live-trap the cats and to neuter them, both male and female, and return them to their colonies. The result is that the colony size is gradually shrinking through natural attrition. The cats have more resources available per individual. There is less hormonally-influenced aggression. The cats are much better-off now than they were before. Their overall health is improved, and their risk of reproductive cancers is eliminated.
There is no way it is going to ruin the rabbits' lives.
There will be karma in it for you, so be sure that your motives are clear before going ahead.
Om mani padme hum
It's not so easy sorting out my motives. It seems like what they want, is also what would be most convenient for me - to release them into the wild as LastLegend suggests. This however seems somewhat irresponsible, as I'm unsure if they would be able to survive the winters here.
What is most important - their want for freedom, or my sense of duty to protect them?