It would be an amazing feeling to be able to believe every public statement that those people who are in charge of this district make.
The South Waikato District Council chief executive is reported as having said ‘‘we were simply not prepared to compromise the safety of our community’’ when justifying the cost to the ratepayers of the Jimbo saga/financial disaster.
If you were genuinely concerned about public safety concerning this animal then the euthanasia of the animal should have been carried out with clarity, after the courts’ decision, but as you have previously said, but in a totally different way, ‘‘we were simply not prepared’’.
I recently have had to bury the carcasses of two wild rabbits left over night on my backyard. I am absolutely certain that I will never know what animal was guilty of this but I do know that it was an animal that was doing what it was naturally meant to do at night – wild rabbits or not.
(Abridged) J.C Simcock