You make Bunny cry!
The Spiegel article quotes a professional Swedish rodent hunter who is hired by the city of Stockholm to gun down stray rabbits and hand over the carcasses for deep-freezing and incineration in a central Swedish heat plant.
Well, not quite.
Oh, the bunnies get killt, for sure. But, to shatter morbid images of stiff lop ears stacked like cordwood before the roaring furnace, the truth of their end is less up-the-chimney and more poured-out-the-rendering-tank. Belying the spirit, if not the letter, of the Spiegel’s lede “Shot, Frozen and Burnt“, the rabbits are processed, along with dead farm animals and slaughterhouse trailings, for their fat content, which is then refined for biofuel oil.
Biodiesel notwithstanding, you know what they say about bunnies. They warm you twice: once when you cuddle them, and once when toss them in the furnace.