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March 26, 2005

bad hare day

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 3:27 pm

More precisely:  Bad for the Hare Day.


While most of us are thinking good thoughts about the Easter Bunny 

and hoping to find a basketful of yummy candies in the morning, I

thought you should know that there are evil people about who are badly

abusing Easter bunnies and their non-sectarian cousins (and that’s not

even counting the rabbit stew and rabbit feet folk).


Thus, in Bay City, Michigan, on March 18, 2005, “A 13-year-old attacked

an 18-year-old portraying an Easter bunny in the center of a shopping mall,

where the costume-clad man was waiting to pose for photos with children,

authorities said.”  (AP/free press, March 21, 2005)


But, that may have been a copycat crime:  The day before, right here in  chocBunnyF

Schenectady County, a shopping mall Easter Bunny was also attacked. 

Don’t fear, though, it seems the culprit has been apprehended::

“David C. Velasquez, 16, was charged with third-degree criminal

mischief, a felony, and second-degree harassment, a violation, for

a March 17 attack on the Rotterdam Square Mall Easter Bunny,

police in Rotterdam announced Friday.

“Police said Velasquez jumped the bunny, causing $600 in damage

to the bunny’s suit. The man inside the suit, who has not been identified,

was uninjured. Police did not give a motive for the attack.”

(Newsday, March 26, 2005, from Schenectady Gazette; and see

CapitalNews9)  I’m happy to be in retirement and unavailable to represent

young Mr. Velasquez, no matter what his sad tale might be.  Fedster are you


don't forget tack If you know someone who is thinking of buying a cute live bunny or chick as an

Easter gift, please have them read Real Animals Don’t Make Appropriate Easter Gifts

and these tips to consider.  If your kids want a dog, let them practice caring for one






easter morning


sharp report


a handgun



good friday

the scarecrow gets

a new straw hat



EasterEgg  ed markowski



from dagosan 

giant chocolate bunny!


or hollow?







when we were kids

it smelled bad —

decorating easter eggs





                                              [March 26, 2005] 


 “ChocBunny”  You know, you never outgrow your need for

. . . milk chocolate Easter bunnies.


I’m happy to say that Lissa & James encountered an  LJBunny

Easter Bunny last year, and left the poor creature intact.  original photo.

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