This is what some of my perennial sunflowers look like this time of year:
And this is what the rabbit in my garden did to one:
And this is where the rabbit is buried:
I honestly don’t like shooting a rabbit only to wound it, then finishing off the job with a shovel. It makes my insides jiggly. But in the choice between doing that and watching my entire garden being eaten alive, the lesser evil is a dead rabbit.