City officials in Stockholm are feeling the heat over rabbit fuel. The city relies on green technology, including biofuel to reduce pollution and global warming. So, when thousands of rabbits had to be culled from Sweden’s parks and streets, they were used as fuel in the city heating plant. Now, people are hopping mad, but officials are having “burn, bunny, burn.”
The rabbits are foreign invaders and have no natural predators. That is no predator except Tommy Tuvunger, one of the hunters, who estimates that roughly 10,000 rabbits have been killed. Once killed, they are frozen for eventual shipping to the heating plant in Karlskoga.
The plant has developed a new method for converting animal waste into fuel which involves crushing, grinding, and then pumping the remains with a mix of wood chips for burning. Presto! You have bunny briquettes.
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