Post by Synesthetic Soul on Mar 25, 2009 15:44:50 GMT -7
Seeing as Easter is coming soon I feel I should write something about what happens to Bunnies during this time. I plan on cross posting this around in some places. You are free to cross post this as well!
It seems that every year when Easter comes around bunnies are being bought in droves. Of course they would! They become trendy and people want them. Some of these people might actually do this responsibly and only buy a Bunny if they can care for it. Sadly, many Bunnies are bought without foresight for children and friends, or even for yourself. Soon, these Bunnies become unwanted. They're too much work, they got too big, their "landlord won't let them keep it".
This leaves many Bunnies in a lot of trouble. Some are abandoned on the street, some are set free in parks. People don't seem to understand that this is dangerous, these tame Bunnies cannot survive on their own like that. This also puts rescue places under a lot of stress because they suddenly have all these Bunnies and no real way to feel or house them all!
So please, if you need to buy a Bunny for Easter this year, get a stuffed one. They're just as cute, a lot less work, they won't grow, they don't need to eat, and your landlord won't mind!
If you have anything to add, feel free to post replies!
Thanks. Absolutely! Stuffed/toy Bunnies are the best. And chocolate. Never forget the chocolate =;-)
You know, when I was a kid we had pets, but never a Bunny. I didn't understand why anyone would want a pet Bunny. I mean, all they did was sit outside in that stupid caged box in the cold wind, all boring & ignored. (Poor Bunnies!!!!) This isn't true, of course. Bunnies can live outdoors, but they need protection from the hot and cold and interaction with other Buns and/or their people! You can't just leave the poor things outside because they don't play the way dogs do. Bunnies make great housepets, but you have to understand Bunny behavior and language, Bunny-proof your home and be committed to being friends with your Bunny. Bunnies don't make good pets for probably 95% of the kids who want them at Easter time. Most kids lose interest in them quickly and the poor Bunnies are stuck outside, forgotten. Not everyone is a Bunny person, so rather get a cat or a dog if you can't commit to giving a Bunny a proper home and loving environment =:-)