A member of the Lidsky family is facing eviction, as Sandy, the giant Flemish rabbit has been declared illegal by the town of New Haven.
Weighing over 20 pounds, Sandy is considered livestock and must be kept in a property that is at least 2 acres, according to an old ordinance. Since the Lidskys live in a smaller plot of land, the town is now issuing a cease and desist against the pet.
Puzzled by the reaction to their non-violent pet, the family is asking the public for support. “A bunny is not a violent animal,” explained Joshua Lidsky, “a bunny is not a violent dog or a violent cat or a rabid animal, it’s a caged creature that all it does is give love to our family.”
“I would love to keep the bunny,” he also added. “I would love to keep my family happy and the town just let us live our life and pay our taxes.”
“She lays with me in bed sometimes,” 7-year-old Kayden Lidsky said of her best friend. “I don’t want the bunny to go.”