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10 March 2002
Thinking of getting a rabbit for Easter? Read this first!

From FeralPlace@aol.com 

The following information comes from:
House Rabbit Society
148 Broadway
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 970-7575
http://www.rabbit.org

Contrary to Eastertime hype, rabbits and small children aren't a good match. The exuberance of even the gentlest toddler is stressful for the sensitive rabbit.

Children like a companion they can hold, and cuddle. That's why stuffed animals are so popular. Rabbits are not passive and cuddly. They are ground-loving creatures who feel frightened and insecure when held and restrained. The result: the child loses interest, and the rabbit ends up neglected or abandoned.

Easter bunnies soon grow large and reach adolescence. If left unneutered, they will chew, spray or dig. Many end up neglected or abandoned. The result? Humane organizations such as House Rabbit Society see a huge increase in the number of abandoned rabbits after Easter. Help us stop this yearly cycle by educating yourself and others!

For more information, visit:

Bunnies & Easter Don't Mix
http://www.rabbit.org/easter/ 

Children & Rabbits
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/children.html

Rabbit Proofing
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/rabbit-proofing.html

Spaying & Neutering
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/spay-neuter.html

Housing
http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/housing.html

Help Spread The Word
http://www.rabbit.org/easter/help.html

Flyers For Easter & Bunnies Don't Mix
http://www.rabbit.org/easter/flyer/index.html 

Rabbit Rescue Groups
http://www.rabbit.org/hrs-info/contacts.html

Go on to Statewide Network To Help Homeless Animals
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