By now everybody has heard about the ‘subway raccoon’, that actually didn’t have to be removed, as it decided to leave the subway! Seems like most people in Toronto, including some of our elected officials, find the incident comical, but raccoon removal is in fact serious business! For instance, it’s not hard to imagine the kinds of lawsuits the city and TTC could have faced, if somebody got scratched or worse.
Raccoon removal and control needs to be reassessed and perhaps overhauled; incidents like this should be a reminder of that fact more than brushed off as funny. Proper studies and planning would be beneficial to the animals as well as the Torontonians.
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