A Sad Story
Date: Tuesday, March 23 @ 20:50:29 EST
Topic: wrong and bad


A Sad Story 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. They have a lifespan of 10 years and require as much work as a dog or cat. 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 adolecence. 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! Know the Facts. * Rabbits are not "low-maintenance" pets, and are a poor choice as a pet for children. * They have a lifespan of 10 years and require as much work as a dog or cat. * Your home must be bunny-proofed, or Thumper will chew cords and furniture. * Rabbits must be neutered or they will mark your house with feces and urine. * They should live indoors, as members of the family. Clearly, rabbits aren't for everyone. Are you a gentle adult living in a quiet household? If you think you're someone who would enjoy sharing life with a rabbit, please visit your local rabbit-rescue group or check out the House Rabbit Society at http://www.rabbit.org.







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