Rabbits in the News
Never underestimate the power of the "underdog"... and the underdog is a rabbit! The awareness of house rabbits as sentient, highly intelligent companion animals continues to grow in the mind of the public and in the media. These misunderstood and underrepresented animals are the focus of much interest--good and bad, during the Easter season.
There are several upcoming articles in local newspapers and a radio interview airing this weekend. In these interviews. We covered the basics of rabbit care and adopting versus buying a rabbit. And, since "Sonoma" rabbit is listed on many menus, and rabbit fur is marketed as the "affordable new mink", the issue of rabbits being slaughtered for meat and fur, without even the protection of the Humane Slaughter Act, was also raised. Most people are unaware that the same rabbits used for fashion and food are the same "pet bunny", that bonds for life with her mate and sleeps on the sofa.
San Francisco Chronicle " Dog's Life" Column , Saturday , April 8th. We will also be teaching a "Bunny Basics" class at Marin Humane Society that day.
Fetch The Paper, May 2006 Issue. Distributed primarily in SF, Marin and North Bay Counties
SaveABunny/HRS adoption outposts and education sites are now being held at PetSmart in Dublin, PetFood Express in Marin and Sonoma and SPCA in San Francisco. More are planned. Together we can raise awareness of the unique needs and joys of living with house rabbits.
On behalf of the animals, we thank you for your compassion and support,
San Francisco/ Marin HRS