Rabbit Awareness Week

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
May 23, 2011 2:36pm CST
I always regret not telling my SIL off for keeping her rabbit in a hutch and never letting it out. It died after about 4 years and if her Dad had constructed a rabbit run for it I reckon it would've lived double that time. Fortunately, she hasn't replaced it with another one but she does have a cat that hardly spends any time at her house. Can't say I'm surprised! Anyway, below are some extremely happy bunnies. Hope you like them as much as I do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlkYoX4W-po
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@Orson_Kart (3850)
• United Kingdom
23 May 11
I was made aware of this when I passed by my local RSPCA shop. They were giving away bags full of goodies. Imagine my disappointment when I opened the bag up, not to find a sauce and recipe for rabbit, but food FOR a rabbit plus advice leaflets. Especially so after seeing the Hairy Bikers do a delicious rabbit dish tonight that tickled my taste buds. I am now eagerly awaiting Pigeon Awareness Week....Yum Yum
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
23 May 11
• United Kingdom
23 May 11
Aww, I am sorry, Janey. I can promise you, no rabbits were harmed in the making of this response. Are you a veggie?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 May 11
You can care about animal welfare regardless of whether or not you are a veggie, it makes no difference. Compassion in World Farming is a good example of organisations that educate people about farming, not just in the UK but around the world. It's amazing what people-power can do.
• Pamplona, Spain
24 May 11
Hiya Janey, Loved the Video of the Rabbits that is how they should be. Very lively Rabbits indeed. Would have to say that they would not have lasted long at the House I was in when I was smaller. They would have found their way to the Dinner Table pretty quick. That was why I could not bear to make a Pet Animal out of the ones we has as I never knew when they were having their last Day and ending up on the Dinner Table. I dislike eating Rabbit having being force fed it by the Plateful. Prefer to see them getting up to their tricks like in the Video. See once I had a Pet Chicken called Catherine and I was looking out into the Back Garden wondering where Catherine had gone. Catherine was sitting on my Dinner Plate and I cried buckets I can tell you. xxx
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 May 11
Awww that's terrible! I know of a medium (Doris Stokes or someone of that ilk) and I read her life-story. Her Dad had ducks and they used to follow her everywhere and she could communicate with them. She was most upset when one day they'd all gone. Her Dad had killed them which is why he was raising them in the first place. I don't think she ate meat after that lol.
• Pamplona, Spain
24 May 11
Hiya Janey, Poor old Doris fancy having that happen to her. She maybe never eat Duck after that I´ll be bound. Well her Dad was raising them yes but he could have dropped the odd hint here and there. I have heard of Doris Stokes before yes. But when I think of my poor Catherine and the same happened to my Friend across the Road his Pet Chicken also ended up on the Dinner Plate on the same Day as me. Grown ups ride roughshod over our feelings sometimes don´t they?
• Canada
23 May 11
We have wild rabbits lounging on our property all year round. It would drive our dog crazy when we went in the yard but now he's used to them and wont go near them. Our neighbor doesnt like them and every year, I try to keep the poor thing ON our property so the mean neighbor doesnt kill them. I too believe animals should run free and wild but in a fenced area so they dont run off on the street and get squished by a car. Maybe one day the cat wont come home to your SIL LOL
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
23 May 11
It's one of those cats that has two homes. The SIL's is the main home but I reckon it gets fed more at the other place. My SIL is fed up of it being fed by this other person but my SIL is hardly ever in the house as she works (and visits her Mum a lot) so what's the poor cat supposed to do. Starve?
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• Canada
24 May 11
Your SIL sounds like someone I wouldnt want to know because she reminds me of my SIL also. I bet trying to explain that to her is useless. Poor kitty cat!!
• China
24 May 11
I heard that It was difficult to raise rabbit.I remember that the rabbit belongs to Rodents like mice,kangaroo, etc.Their incisors grow too fast,If they don't grind them frequently,they will prevent them(rabbits)from eating.I display my slight skill before a person who is a compatriot of Darwin.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 May 11
@umabharti (3976)
• India
24 May 11
hi, the video was very good to watch, the lawn with the green grass and the playing rabbits jumping all round.The arrangement was good and protected from the cats and dogs.Rabbits are very sensitive animals and should be getting good care.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 May 11
It's amazing how much energy they have given the chance to run around. I'm glad you liked the video..I did too.
• United States
24 May 11
Awh how cute that they shared the leaf so happily. Yeah see that is the reason why I can't get a pet. Firstly it is not allowed in our apartment and even if it was I would want it to run free and happy. I cannot confine a pet in a cage and or chain. That would be a big no for me. One of upsides if we are obliged to move to Arkansas is that I will be a happy pet owner. (shhh, that will be the only upside). lol
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 May 11
Aww, you're so considerate thinking of animals being confined. This is why we let Flojo out (albeit supervised) as I couldn't stand it if she was indoors 24 hours a day..and I don't think she'd like it either. She doesn't like getting her paws wet..or the wind. It's quite funny watching her run back in after about 10 seconds!
@CRIVAS (1822)
• Canada
24 May 11
I too love bunnies, although with the dog and cat that I have, and the two children, I just can't see myself having any other pets right now. I hate it when people buy animals and keep them locked up all day and night; What is the point of having an animal if you are going to treat them like prisoners? I personally think that if you are going to have a pet, you better be ready to take responsibility. It isn't just feeding and cleaning that they need, they also need love, activity and stimulation mentally as well. If your pet isn't getting these things, it will cut down on their life expectancy greatly. I personally try to take my dog out for a walk every day, our cat gets chased and played with hourly, and my kids make sure the animals are never bored. I am glad that you are trying to raise awareness. Good for you.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 May 11
Yes, that's the reason I posted the video..to raise awareness. Bunnies are severely neglected in the UK and anything I can do (or the RSPCA) to help..well, it makes me feel good too. You're right in saying that ALL pets need a good home. It sounds like yours have loads of fun. Excellent!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
24 May 11
Thank you Janey..very cute video!! I never watched rabbits and never thought of them being playful with each other like dogs and cats. Of course I haven't been around rabbits either. Thanks again..that was fun to watch!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
24 May 11
I agree, it is a very cute video and I'm glad you liked it. Hopefully, the RSPCA will raise awareness about rabbits and encourage people to look after them a bit better. Apparently, they are the most neglected pets in the UK.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
23 May 11
I saw some wild rabbit running around my front yard early in the morning as always, but I can't outrun of them, they always run fast when they heard a bit of noise, such the garage door lifted up. Anyway, it is fun to observe those little animals though. I like them.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
23 May 11
Adorable aren't they..entertaining too if given a chance to show off their personalities.
@ravisivan (14051)
• India
23 May 11
Excellent ! I saw in the video rabbits running here and there happily. In fact we do get a rabbit near our flat here. But only one. It comes. stays for a long time. then goes. It goes where . I do not know. Interesting.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
23 May 11
My favourite clip were the two rabbits eating the same leaf and meeting in the middle..very cute!