We don’t seem to have a category for moral questions of the day, but…
One of our neighbours drives us nuts. He’s likeable enough but has alcohol problems. And he loves animals but is incapable of looking after them, so they wander pretty freely.
The goat problem seems now to be under control (although he has never paid for the damage they have done) and the pigeons have set up shop away from our house now.
But we now have his rabbits hopping over our garden. They have eaten the tops of 25 pots of tulips I was looking after that are destined for communal planters, have ring barked my medlar tree and chopped a lot of young plants in our veg garden. And they are not afraid of us or the dog…so just leg it under the fence until we have gone.
In desperation I have ordered a humane rabbit trap. If by any chance I catch one, what do I do with i?
I have ruled out returning it to him as I know full well he will not pay any attention and just let it free again.
There is a man in next village who has rabbits, and I could give it to him. But he eats them, so that feels wrong.
Do I take it to police station and say it is his (so many people have complained about him that they know who he is). Do I take it to the SPA? Do I put it on LeBonCoin for immediate collection?
Any thoughts for a grey Sunday afternoon?