06/17/2011 10:36 am ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

Unemployed German Ralf Werner Stuffs 122 Bunnies Into Tiny Apartment Balcony (PHOTOS)

Desperate measures require extreme action.

How else to explain why a jobless German tried to make ends meet by turning a tiny ninth floor balcony apartment in Berlin into … a bunny farm.

When authorities investigated the hovel of Ralf Werner, they discovered 122 rabbits in boxes and cages on the tiny balcony, according to the German Herald.

Officials say Werner had been selling off the baby rabbits to local pet shops and in the newspaper classifieds for around $35 each.

Animal rights activist Ursula Bauer, who is now taking care of the now homeless bunnies, says there was barely enough room for two rabbits, let alone 122.

"The rabbits could barely move - and many were in a bad way,” she said. “Many had nasty bite wounds, were underfed and ill.”

Although Werner has been banned from banned from keeping animals and also faces a court case for animal cruelty, he is unrepentant.

"I don't know what the fuss is about,” he told reporters. “They had enough to eat and the chance to do what rabbits like to do best -- breed."

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