Easter Bunnies Make Bad Easter Gifts for Kids
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue staff are advising parents not to get their child a pet bunny. The non-profit organization rescues rabbits from harm, and also take them from people who don't want their pets anymore. Yearly, they take in 30 to 35 rabbits in the three months after Easter, but right now they are at full capacity. They say it's not a good idea to buy kids a bunny because they can't properly take care of the animal.
"The very sad statistic is that 95 percent of tiny baby bunnies sold at Easter time do not live to be one-year-old. They're unfortunately either accidently killed by the children they're purchased for, turned loose, or end up at a kill facility when a rescue doesn't have room for them," Kathy Finelli (Director of Gainesville Rabbit Rescue) said.
Finelli says they inform folks how to take care of rabbits before adopting them out. For more information, click on the following links:
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