Easter will be here in another few weeks and I just wanted to take a second to say PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t buy bunnies as gifts for Easter. I’m not talking about the chocolate kind of course but rather the real-life kind of bunnies that require love, care, attention and basic necessities to survive and flourish. I know that a lot of people think it’s cute and tis the season but here’s what really happens.
This is a really sad statistic. 95% of Easter bunnies don’t make it to the age of 1. Yes, that’s right, they don’t make it to 12 months old. It’s true that children would be excited to receive a live bunny for Easter but the novelty quickly wears off. A lot, if not most of these creatures are abandoned and neglected. Rabbits are a 10-year commitment and some of them can live even longer. Please don’t take this responsibility lightly and remember that they are a living thing that deserves a forever home. They’re not toys, they’re not disposable, they’re not starter pets, they’re not low-maintenance. They’re living animals with feelings and deserve to be treated as such.
Rabbits are some of the most exploited and abused animals in the world and this fact breaks my heart. Please end the sale of rabbits during Easter and consider adopting a bunny from a reputable shelter during a different time of the year.
This Easter give a stuffed bunny, not a live one!