Firstly Compassion in World Farming have highlighted the welfare issues involved with rabbit farming:
and the horrifying fact that over 32 MILLION rabbits are dying in their cages in the EU each year. How much will they have suffered before succumbing to this most pointless of deaths?
Secondly the BUAV reminds us of all the rabbits suffering in laboratories- for outdated and unecessary testing http://www.buav.org/article/983/please-think-of-rabbits-in-laboratories-this-easter
Please do take a look. Maybe instead of indulging in an Easter egg you could consider a donation to one of these organisations? They do loads of important work.
And finally a personal plea, please think carefully before buying any animal as a pet; especially a rabbit.
|Little April on the road to recovery after suffering severe wounds |
having been abandoned, pregnant, along with 5 other rabbits, last Easter.
Rabbits are social animals and require vaccinations, neutering and the right diet to avoid serious health and behavioural problems.
I believe there should be tighter regulations around selling pets and that much better information should be provided about their care. One of many policies in our Animal Mini Manifesto: