This Easter and every Easter we at House Rabbit Society want you to remember
- a rabbit as an easter gift is not a good idea – chocolate bunnies are best
- never to buy a rabbit (don’t shop – adopt!)
- do your homework learn about rabbits as pets
- when you’re ready for an 8-12 year commitment, adopt from a local rescue/shelter
- you can help us spread the word and also donate
At House Rabbit Society, we believe rabbits are wonderful companions, but they’re not for everyone. If you’ve never had a rabbit before, we encourage you to spend time on our website, learning more about them and whether they would be a good fit for you, your family, and your lifestyle. A great place to start is at rabbit.org/faq. We also recommend fostering a rabbit first so you can experience what it’s like caring for one before you make a lifetime, 10-year commitment to adopt.
As our name implies, we also believe the best place for a rabbit is indoors, as part of the family. Rabbits are social creatures and housing them outside where they are exposed to predators is not in their best interest. It’s lonely out there too! You wouldn’t want to be in a small hutch out in the cold away from your family, so why would your rabbit?
Help us spread the word rabbits and Easter don’t mix!
- Download and then share our 2022 Easter graphic on social media
- Help us spread the word to anyone you know who is considering getting a rabbit for their child this Easter. Ask them to consider adopting a rabbit from a rescue or a shelter rather than buy one from a breeder or a pet store. Suggest they consider trying fostering a rabbit too!
- Check out these flyers you can download and post on your social media accounts and on sites like Nextdoor to help get the message out that rabbits and Easter don’t mix. Some flyers are appropriate to share all year long! Download the flyers: rabbit.org/flyers-for-easter-and-bunnies-dont-mix
- Post flyers at your local veterinary clinic, pet supply store, supermarket, school, and/or church.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Tell them in your own words about the truth of rabbits at Easter, or use our own model letter.