The remote Scottish island overrun by rabbits

There are 6 comments on the MediaGuardian.co.uk story from Apr 27, 2010, titled The remote Scottish island overrun by rabbits. In it, MediaGuardian.co.uk reports that:

'Yes, we certainly do eat a lot of rabbit here," says Sheila Gunn, manager of the Tighard guest house on the Isle of Canna.

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Eire and Alba

Rotherham, UK

#1 Jun 18, 2010
Scottish Islands the best in world and if all they can worry about is rabbits then thats cool! I wanna live there!!!!!
helen ewington

Auckland, New Zealand

#2 Feb 11, 2012
I lived on the Isle of canna in the early 70s and was well aware of the rabbit problem in my job as the cook at Canna house.
John campbell introduced myxamytosis which worked for a while but was tragic to see all these dead and distorted animals.
May I suggest to the Scottish national trust that a good business can come from these millions of rabbits. Trap Shoot and send the meat to the mainland for consumption then use the skins as we have in new Zealand with the possumm which cant be eaten but the furs have been used in many ways and is now a luxury item and exported worldwide in fashion, throws, gloves socks etc. A;lso this industry could give work to many even if workers need to come from the mainland students etc please contact helens_cushions@hotmail.com. Please advise the national trust of my comments. John Campbell would approve of this idea. regards helen ewington

Since: May 12

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#3 Jun 13, 2012
Scotland is amazing.
fraoch

UK

#4 Dec 14, 2012
Helen bigshot, money seeking GOBSHITE!! Its folk like YOU, through "GREED" who will eventually "KILL THIS WORLD"!!! Feckin" Bag!!!!!! Bring it on Sucker!!Make yer uses frae "Vulnerable" Just remember,,, Ye are not suffered and off the face of this EARTH yet!
Allan the Freak

UK

#5 Dec 14, 2012
As any animal lover would say, No Way,but surely someone pissed could post as helen? Im from Wales too, Although I see your name is Scots.
fraoch

UK

#6 Jan 18, 2013
H i Allan the freak!! Im not giving true posting address,just leaving it up to computer for this as dont bother much!! Just like to add to posts hopefully not offending too much!!Cannae believe such postings as "ABOVE" My whole life has been "RESCUING" any ANIMAL which was abused by "FECKING" DIMWITS!! ANYONE WHO MAKES MONEY FROM AN ANIMAL IS INHUMANE,SAD<!! E:LEPHANT TUSKS NEXT???? 20,000 per tusk?? EXPOSURE is much more??? HELEN EWINGTON???? DUH!!! You are a feckin sad WOMAN!!!! Dont dare interfere with OUR WILDLIFE!!!!! I will be there!!

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