International Rabbit Day

Today, 25th September, is International Rabbit Day and Four Paws has published a free guide with tips on how we can all play our part in helping to protect rabbits from suffering.  (2nd October 2012: Four Paws has removed the original web pages to which I linked and published a new guide to rabbit welfare.)

This is a summary of the tips:

  1. avoid buying meat from rabbits farmed in cages;
  2. avoid buying products made with angora wool;
  3. if you own or are thinking of bringing a companion rabbit into your life, make sure you know how to provide for your companion’s welfare needs;
  4. ensure your rabbit has a suitable living place;
  5. protect rabbits from illness and injury by providing treatment when needed;
  6. if you are looking to adopt a companion rabbit, consider visiting a rescue centre/shelter;
  7. spread the word about the suffering of rabbits;
  8. ask companies about their policies that affect rabbit welfare; and
  9. ask the government to improve legislation to protect rabbit welfare.

Please also take some time to read our Rabbit Awareness Week blog.

David M. Davison

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3 Comments to “International Rabbit Day”

  1. The RSPCA has launched a rabbit welfare campaign called ‘What Bugs a Bunny?’
    http://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaigns/companion/rabbits/-/article/CAM_Pet_rabbits_June12

    David M. Davison

  2. Animal Aid reports on new figures from the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) showing the number of unwanted rabbits has nearly doubled in recent years:
    http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/news_pets/ALL/2793//

    The number of rabbits in rescue centres is now over 67,000 (sixty-seven thousand).

    David M. Davison

  3. The following post, “International Rabbit Day | Medway
    Green Party’s Blog” demonstrates that u understand exactly what you are speaking about! I really completely am in agreement. Many thanks ,Louisa

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