The rabbit is a representation of fertility and rebirth. Every year baby
bunnies are bought on impulse as gifts for children.
Many of the bunnies adopted as Easter pets
will never live to see their first birthday.
Some die from neglect or improper care, others are dropped off at animal
shelters, while still others are simply abandoned. Almost 80 percent of
bunnies that are up for adoption at shelters were once purchased as Easter
When shelters cannot adopt out all these animals into loving
homes or a rescue facility, many are euthanized.
A common misperception is that rabbits are good pets for children. But many
rabbits do not enjoy being held and will kick and claw when picked up. Rabbits
are delicate creatures and struggling to get out of the grasp of a child (or
adult) can leave them with broken bones or other injuries.
Rabbits are timid creatures. Loud noises or children running around can
Adopting a rabbit is a big commitment. Rabbits have a life span of over
ten years. If you adopt a baby bunny for your ten-year-old, be prepared to care
for the rabbit when your child leaves home.. Many shelters have older rabbits
that would love a caring forever home.
Rabbits are high maintenance. Children may lose interest in a rabbit
when the novelty has worn off or find it burdensome to care for him or her.
Rabbits should be seen more as a family pet, with the parent(s) being
the rabbit’s primary carer.
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EVERYTHING IT TAKES TO KEEP A HAPPY, HEALTHY RABBIT AS A PET - FROM HOUSE RABBIT SOCIETY:
With thanks to The Telegraph, Audubon, One Green Planet, The American Bible Society, Wikipedia, Mother Nature Network, The House Rabbit Society, Woodstock Sanctuary, Occupy for Animals & The American Humane Society.
These three rabbits were rescued from a research lab in 2014. Enduring regular, painful experiments before coming to Animal Place, these rabbits are victims of cosmetics that were needlessly tested on animals.
Rabbits are commonly used in labs to test the safety of makeup, hygiene products, household cleaning products, and medications.
Condemn animal cruelty through your consumer choices. Be sure to only purchase products that clearly state that they have not been tested on animals.