Each year, thousands of rabbits, chicks, and ducklings are purchased in the weeks leading up to Easter with many (80% by some estimates) abandoned a few weeks later. The lucky ones end up in shelters while many others die after being “set free” outside.
I support responsible rabbit adoption and urge everyone to make informed, well-planned decisions when adding any new pet to the family. Rabbits are not toys or holiday decorations – they are a living, feeling, long-term commitment. If you are unable or unwilling to provide a lifetime of care, please choose a chocolate bunny instead.
Want to learn more about rabbits, check out our bunny basics series here.