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Animal rescue advocates warn not to buy live bunnies for Easter: ‘They’re not gifts, they’re pets’

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wisc. — Animal rescue advocates are warning men and women to think 2 times about gifting a serious-daily life bunny for Easter.

Shops normally provide rabbits at very low costs in the course of the spring, in accordance to the Countrywide Humane Education and learning Modern society.

But there are genuine consequences that occur with acquiring them.

The corporations explained households can expect their new fluffy pet to appear with a 10-calendar year commitment and a expense of countless numbers of bucks in provides in veterinary treatment.

On major of all the hours of cleansing and safe holding, it can go away people overcome and sooner or later guide them to surrendering the animals to neighborhood shelters.

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The director of the Hoppy Dwelling Rabbit Rescue in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin mentioned they typically get about 30 phone calls for new surrenders in the months subsequent Easter.

“Really don’t obtain any reside animals for Easter, rabbits and chicks, don’t do it. They are not presents, they’re animals, they’re section of the family,” reported Nicole Estenson.

Rabbits get bored, angry, and harmful when neglected or locked in a cage, the rescue group explained in a current Fb submit.

Instead of gifting living rabbits and chicks, the group implies sticking to the edible versions of them, like chocolate rabbits, eggs and PEEPS.

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