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A Very Renewable Energy Source

Faced with a plague of rabbits, some wild and some abandoned pets, the city of Stockholm is pursuing a unique pest-control strategy. The city is hunting, deep-freezing, and shipping the rabbits to a heating plant in central Sweden where they’re processed for fuel. Three thousand rabbits have been culled this year. (Side question: how well do rabbits climb musical stairs?) Sweden’s Society for the Protection of Wild Rabbits objects to the policy: “Those who support the culling of rabbits surely think it’s good to use the bodies for a good cause. But it feels like they’re trying to turn the animals into an industry rather than look at the main problem.” We haven’t heard about any rabbit infestations in the U.S., but if this report is true, we foresee a “green” solution to our Lyme disease problem. (HT: FP Passport)[%comments]