PR Canada WARNING: ILLEGAL SNARE SET FOR RABBITS could KILL YOUR CHILDREN or PETS - R.I.P. "Rog


Rick McKinnon went over to his girlfriend's house early Saturday evening around 6:20p.m. Jan.9.2016, when he heard loud banging and an animal crying for help from her neighbours backyard. Rick could hear the sounds and cry for help from across the street, this is what he found. https://www.facebook.com/rick.mckinnon.79

Public Relations Canada's owner Justin Plosz was able to interview Rick McKinnon and this is what he had to say about the snare:

  • Justin Plosz

Can I ask you a few questions

  • 6:55pm

Rick McKinnon

any you like

  • 6:55pm

Justin Plosz

You were at you Girlfriends house?

  • 6:55pm

Rick McKinnon

yes

  • 6:56pm

Justin Plosz

Then you heard an animal banging and crying for help, correct?

  • 6:56pm

Rick McKinnon

yes .... right across the street

  • 6:57pm

Justin Plosz

Then what?

  • 6:58pm

Rick McKinnon

I tried to save the Rabbit and did my best to get it untangled and out of the snare .... it died im my arms right before I got the snare off its neck

  • 6:59pm

Justin Plosz

Can you describe the snare, would it only harm pets or children too?

  • 7:00pm

Rick McKinnon

yes .... many pets and possibly young children ...

I confiscated the rabbit and the snare

  • 7:01pm

Justin Plosz

Once you realized the animal had been trapped to death did you fear for your own safety?

Possibly other trap Gear in the yard?

  • 7:02pm

Rick McKinnon

Not at all ... I was more concerned about the neighbors pets and other animals

  • 7:02pm

Rick McKinnon

  • 7:03pm

Justin Plosz

After that you went to confront the owner of the house?

  • 7:03pm

Rick McKinnon

yes I did

my exact words to him when he answered the door " So that snare you set at the side of your house?" He said "Yeah what about it"

at that point I took his picture and told him I had already called police and fish&wildlife .... he slammed the door in my face and then ran through his house turning all the lights off

  • 1/9, 7:06pm

Justin Plosz

So at this point the authorities of been called?

  • 1/9, 7:06pm

Rick McKinnon

yes sir

  • 1/9, 7:07pm

Justin Plosz

Did they say it was illegal

  • 1/9, 7:07pm

Rick McKinnon

they have his address, photo's and the plate number off his truck

they said it was animal cruelty and he would be charged .... I have to go make a statement and they will be coming to get the rabbit and snare from me

So with the snow in the air and on the ground you may want your kids to go outside and play with your pets because they are watching to much T.V. and playing way to many video games. Go over some rules when playing outside to stay safe. Tell your kids to let you know if they have to go over to the neighbors yard for any reason. You might be happy you did!


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