If you're shopping for a new car at the Richmond Auto Mall, in suburban Vancouver, the little bunnies lolling on the dealerships' lawns are a cute and surprising diversion.
But for the sprawling car-shopping emporium they're a growing nuisance.
The auto mall somehow has become one of those dumping grounds for unwanted pet rabbits.
"We see it on a regular basis, people pulling up to the curb, opening the door and letting them go," mall general manager Gail Terry told CTV News.
It's estimated there are hundreds of abandoned bunnies hopping across the property. Every day, employees say, slow-moving rabbits are struck by vehicles.
Mall management wants to trap the rabbits and move them to a local rescue sanctuary but the provincial government won't approve the application unless they're deported from Canada.
Terry told CTV News the province wants the rabbits either taken across the border to Washington state or culled. In British Columbia, it's illegal to trap and possess rabbits without aRead More »from Vancouver-area auto mall wants to deport its colonies of abandoned pet rabbits