The following information comes from:
House Rabbit Society
Richmond, CA 94804
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
Children & Rabbits
Spaying & Neutering
Help Spread The Word
Flyers For Easter & Bunnies Don't Mix
Rabbit Rescue Groups
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Network To Help Homeless Animals
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