Rabbits Are Not Easter Toys
Rabbits are a familiar symbol of the Easter holiday – stores are filled with stuffed bunnies and chocolate rabbits. And every year, many thousands of live rabbits are abandoned to shelters or released outdoors because parents who bought them as gifts for their children are ill-prepared to care for these unique creatures. Rabbitron.com is spreading the word that “Rabbits are not Easter toys!”
• Visit Rabbitron.com to learn why “Rabbits and Easter Don’t Mix”
• “Like” Rabbitron and share with your Facebook friends
• Encourage your friends and family to give a stuffed Easter bunny as a gift to a child
Why It Matters
Every year, thousands of rabbits are abandoned because people who purchased these animals did not understand their special needs. Rabbits are not the cuddly creatures people assume they are.
Rabbits require a lifetime commitment of care and expense that is the same or greater than that of a cat or a dog. They need exercise, a proper diet, and spacious shelter that will protect them from predators and extreme weather conditions. Medical attention is sometimes needed, and they should be spayed or neutered. Rabbits enjoy receiving affection from people, but they do not like being held because it feels like being caught by a predator.
If your family is not prepared for the long-term commitment of a rabbit, please give your child a stuffed animal as an Easter gift. That way when the child loses interest, the live rabbit will not end up neglected or abandoned.
Should you decide that you are fully-prepared to care for a rabbit and you wish to bring one into your home, never purchase a rabbit from a pet store! Instead, visit your local shelter or rescue organization and choose to adopt one of last year’s homeless “Easter Gifts.”
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