Make Mine Chocolate

Make Mine Chocolate TM

Rabbits are a familiar symbol of the Easter holiday. In the days leading up to it, they appear on television commercials and packages of candy, and stores are filled with stuffed rabbits. It is no surprise that children beg their parents for a bunny of their own. Ill-prepared to care for these unique creatures, their owners often quickly tire of them. In the months following Easter, local humane societies and rabbit rescues are flooded with rabbits, former Easter gifts whose owners no longer want them. The unlucky ones are dumped outside where predators, cars, illness, and injury virtually guarantee an early death.

Make Mine Chocolate™ is a campaign organized by the Columbus House Rabbit Society to educate about the realities of living with a rabbit, and to discourage giving live rabbits as Easter gifts.

Act Now

Make Mine ChocolateHelp prevent the abandonment of pet rabbits. Rabbits are not disposable pets!

  • Consider giving only chocolate bunnies (or plush rabbits for those concerned about calories) for Easter.
  • Spread the word. Print and distribute any of these Make Mine Chocolate™ free downloads (Flyers, postcards, merchant boxes, etc.)
  • Learn about rabbits. Check out The Interactive Bun to learn if a rabbit is the right pet for your family

Why it Matters

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  • Rabbits are a long term commitment – they can live for 8 – 10 years or more.
  • Rabbits DO NOT make good children’s’ pets. They hate being picked up or held.
  • Unwanted former Easter rabbits are a problem for virtually all rabbit rescues, humane societies, and animal welfare organizations.
  • Rabbits cannot be ‘set free’. This is a painful, terrifying death sentence. Domestic rabbits are not equipped to live in the wild.

What are you waiting for? Hop to it and spread the word. Some bunny special will appreciate your help.

Website: http://www.makeminechocolate.org/
Make Mine Chocolate UK: http://www.makeminechocolate.org.uk/

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About Author

Peggy FrezonPeggy is an award-winning writer specializing in pets, with stories in The Ultimate Dog Lover, Miracles and Animals, and others; a regular contributor to Guideposts magazine; and a contributor to more than a dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Her first book is Dieting with my Dog (Hubble & Hattie, 2011). Her “pet cause” is pet adoption, sparked by the love of a scrawny stray beagle-lab named Happy, an orphaned farm mutt named Corky, and currently, her rescue spaniel-mix pooch, Kelly. Peggy enjoys sharing tips and inspiration in her twice-monthly web column, Pawsitively Pets, and on her blog Peggy’s Pet Place.View all posts by Peggy Frezon →

  1. Carolyn Baggoo
    Carolyn Baggoo04-04-2011

    Please DO NOT encourage people to buy Mars Chocolates. They tests on animals. Even bunnies.
    See: http://www.marscandykills.com/index.asp
    Peta asks everyone to boycott Mars.

  2. Jana Rade
    Jana Rade04-05-2011

    Do people seriously do this? Wow.

  3. Hans Holzloehner
    Hans Holzloehner04-05-2011

    I like it, I like it, I like it. Just carry on.
    High time somebody tells thos animal lovers how to treat and respect animals.
    Hans

  4. Luanne Holzloehner
    Luanne Holzloehner04-06-2011

    Good advise ,keep up the good work.This I would think be good advise for chicks too.Love Your artical. Luanne

  5. Calla
    Calla04-07-2011

    Make it vegan chocolate if at all possible! We don’t want to hurt cows on Easter either. http://farmsanctuary.org/issues/factoryfarming/dairy/

  6. Pup Fan
    Pup Fan04-14-2011

    Making this cause the focus of my Blog the Change post! :)

  7. Terri
    Terri04-24-2011

    Check out MMC Partner, RESCUE CHOCOLATE, for free-trade, vegan chocolate!