Each of the proposed facilities would have confined up to 1,100 rabbits in small wire cages stacked three high inside windowless barns.
Rabbits haven't been condemned to factory farms in the UK for 15 years, but that was in danger of changing recently when plans were submitted to build two intensive rabbit-breeding farms in East Bridgford and Granby in Nottinghamshire.
Each of the proposed facilities would have confined up to 1,100 rabbits in small wire cages stacked three high inside windowless barns. Rabbits' feet are particularly sensitive, and they would likely suffer from extremely painful bone disorders and foot inflammation when forced to stand constantly on the proposed facility's wire floors. With no fresh air, sunlight or opportunities to run, hop, burrow or engage in other natural behaviour, the rabbits could quickly become depressed, stressed and neurotic, even to the point of self-mutilation.
But thanks in large part to action by generous PETA donors like you, plans for these houses of horror have been shelved! After PETA members wearing rabbit costumes protested outside the Rushcliffe Borough Council office holding signs that read, "Everybunny Say NO to Factory Farms", and after PETA supporters deluged the council with more than 1,600 objections, the farmer withdrew his applications.
This is great news for rabbits, and with your support, PETA will continue working to help the countless other animals who are caged and killed for food every year. Together, we can change people's minds and save animals' lives.