It may seem cruel to some people but it’s something we have to do to protect our parks. What I’m writing about is a rabbit baiting program that commenced at the Botany Golf Course on June 13. Rabbits can be a huge menace and cause real damage to our local environment. Around our suburbs where there are open spaces, rabbits breed almost unabated. The baiting program will run for a couple of weeks and there will be signs erected. If you live around the Golf Course and you have pets you’ll need to keep them close to home as we undertake the eradication program.