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Easter is coming and many people will buy a rabbit for their child. A few months later, many of these animals who live on average 10 years will be abandoned to a life of suffering and death.
Please take this opportunity to help stop the cycle of abuse by encouraging responsible rabbit ownership. Consider the following facts!
Thousands of rabbits arrive at animal shelters or are abandoned to the outdoors every year
Have you been thinking about buying your child a bunny this Easter? Please take a
moment to consider the following:
• Children and rabbits are not often well matched. As earth-loving animals, rabbits feel
frightened and insecure when hoisted into a child’s arms. Loud noises and quick gestures alarm bunnies.
• Rabbits are sensitive, intelligent, social animals. Confined to a backyard hutch they become bored and depressed. It’s instinctive for rabbits to dig and chew. How will you safely accommodate your bunny’s behavioral needs?
• Sexually mature, intact rabbits scent-mark with feces and urine, sibling and rival males fight, and males and females will breed. Spays and neuters cost money.
• Rabbits require plenty of exercise and good nutrition and prompt veterinary attention when they are not well. Are you prepared for the medical costs?
• Finally, will you feed, water, clean and socialize with your new pet when your child is pre-occupied or loses interest in his shy friend?
Please think this one through with your heart. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Visit the EARS website at www.earthanimalrights.org