There are people in this world who do terrible things to rabbits. This week has not been a good one for my friends, with lurid headlines such as "Rabbit Compound Fortified to Stop Breakouts," and "Smallest American Rabbit Gets No Legal Protection." Seems as if the practice of rendition now extends to lagomorphs, who are apparently faring worse than Muslims at Gitmo.
Now, from Australia -- where rabbits are historically subject to all manner of barbarity -- comes news of a different sort. Seems a hunter went about shooting rabbits all afternoon, after which he hopped in his truck and began to drive away.
The truck struck a bump, and by some means, a shotgun in the rear of the vehicle discharged, killing the rabbit hunter.
I take no pleasure hearing of this accident, just as I take no pleasure hearing of the rabbits that were murdered. Still, people who think there is no karmic retribution for killing animals should think again.