Thursday, April 02, 2009

Best Friends' Cwazy Rabbits' Appeal

As you know, with each Easter holiday season comes the sale of defenseless bunny rabbits in pet stores, on street corners, in front of supermarkets and the like. And each year, those of us who do understand the rabbit and its life, urge people to NOT buy little bunny rabbits because often they are neglected after the novelty wears off, abandoned, or fall prey to unsupervised children and pets.

Best Friends Animal Society has conspired with their rabbit charges to begin a new campaign to help abandoned and orphaned rabbits in shelters by offering a wiser alternative to this inhumane Easter practice that commercializes and sells these fragile creatures for profit. If you go to this site, you will see how you and your friends can enjoy the beauty of these and other creatures, give a gift of an "animal" and help the real bunnies at the same time. It's time to put an end to the cycle of animal abuse during what should be a time of celebrating new life, and not contributing to the end or suffering of innocent creatures.

Thank you.



Lisa Fox said...

Great idea, Catherine. I hope this catches on.

Jan said...

Thank you, Catherine.

Barbi Click said...

Do you know that as the bunny "mills" make these little creatures available, they weed out the 'lesser' ones. Do you know what they use these for? Boa constrictor food. Seriously. Live food.
As a guardian of three lopear bunnies in the past -- E Bunny Sneezer, Albert E Bunny, and Deuce -- I abhor this practice of selling bunnies AND little chicks and ducklings for Easter. The people who sell/buy the ducklings are the ones responsible for the overpopulated city ponds.
Am I ranting? Yes I am.
Damn straight.
Thanks, C.

Rowan The Dog, Bishop of Playing said...

That is very excellent Ms. Catherine. You are a real good human and a friend to the animals.


Catherine + said...

Yes, Lisa, I hope it catches on too.

You are most welcome, Jan.

It's ok to rant, Barbi, as I feel the way you do. I apologize for neglecting the ducks and chicks, because you are right, they also suffer during this season. Thank you for sharing your passion for justice for defenseless creatures.

+Rowan, Your Grace, thank you for your remarks. And thank you for taking the time to comment. I know you are especially busy these days, being the Bishop of Playing and Such. My thanks are yours. Deepest and warmest regards to your Guardian.

MadPriest said...

So. What are we supposed to eat for our Easter dinner? :)

Actually, buying rabbits at Easter is not a tradition in Britain, so I will look down on you colonialists with horror and disgust.

Lisa Fox said...

MP, you are well justified in looking down upon us for some of our barbarian ways. But remember: It's your fault; you lot sent the damn Puritans here. And we've been screwed ever since.

Over here, Easter dinner is typically ham or lamb. No bunny wabbits.