Rescue Spotlight: Rabbit Meadows

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Rabbit Meadows is a rescue group out of Seattle. As the name suggests, they rescue rabbits, but they also rescue other small animals like ferrets, and other small rodents. They are undertaking a great project that sounds like it will be beneficial for both the sanctuary rabbits and the people who love them. Over 1,000 rescued rabbits have roamed the 4.5 acres of Rabbit Meadows Sanctuary since we opened twelve years ago.

Walmart Canada Pulls Rabbit Fur Slippers

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The Animal Defence League of Canada got Walmart to pull slippers containing real rabbit fur off its shelves. Walmart (of all places) has a no-fur policy. The slippers are called Tender Tootsies. DON'T BUY THEM!

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Woman Who Posted Picture of Herself Holding Two Dead Wet Rabbits Denies Drowning Them

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The image, posted on Carlisle's Facebook page, appears to show her holding a soaked and drowned small black rabbit in each hand. Right. They died from heart disease. Carlisle is seen smiling in the photo and a comment on the social Internet site says the animals were euthanized through drowning. She's claiming it's all a big mistake. Not an easy defense when you're dumb enough to post a picture of yourself afterwards on Facebook.

Burning Bunnies in Sweden

Critter News

In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel. The targeted rabbits are the unwanted inhabitants of capital Stockholm's parks, which are culled to protect the shrubs and trees which they gorge on. Tags: Sweden rabbits Many of them are domestic pets released by uncaring owners which then go on to breed. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden.

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Quote of the Week

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If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. Robert Brault.

Happy Bunnies!

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The RSPCA is trying to dispel the common misconception that rabbits are easy to look after. They actually have complex welfare needs which need to be met so pet rabbits live happy and healthy lives. Thousands of rabbits come into RSPCA care every year. This is often because the commitment, time and finances needed to care for rabbits, are not considered before a rabbit is brought home. We love to see pets that are happy and healthy!

10 reasons why guinea pigs make great pets

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10 reasons why guinea pigs make great pets – by James Alston writing for ExoticDirect ExoticDirect offer pet insurance for guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, mice and other small pets. They also insure parrots, reptiles, tortoise and even pygmy hedgehogs! pet care

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Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

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It wouldn’t matter if it was a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting Animal, Jasmine would peer into the box or cage and, where possible, deliver a welcoming lick. But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.” I received this steadily for a month or two and still find it heartwarming.

Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

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In four years it experimented on 157,839 mice, 17,324 rats, 11,096 fish, 1,941 birds, 1,253 guinea pigs, 933 pigeons, 884 frogs, 207 cats, 54 rabbits and 18 tree shrews from the tropics of south-east Asia. Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales. According to a Wales on Sunday investigation, the number of animals used at Cardiff has risen by 13 percent since 2006.

Shelters Fill Up Due to Wildfires in Australia

Critter News

ANIMAL shelters are searching for the owners of hundreds of dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and other pets displaced by fires. Pets have been displaced as well as their owners in the recent wildfires. Shelter workers fear many owners may have assumed their animals died or they could be looking for them in the wrong places. They are urging anyone who has lost a pet to register with their council.

What Matters to Animals…

Creature Talk

Someone is doing an experiment on a chimp or a rabbit or a rat. The weekend of June 13th and 14th I went to an animal rights conference in the Twin Cities called Their Lives, Our Voices. Much like last year, it was awesome. I took notes and hope to write a few entries on what I learned there. For now, I’m going to start with the very last presentation (because I forgot my notebook so I don’t have notes, but it’s still fresh in my memory!)

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Pets Aplenty Blog Tour

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We start right off with some crazy shenanigans that center around Paul dressing like a rabbit as part of a fund raising attempt. Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics.

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Pet Portraits by Bethany

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Any type of pet is game, be it dog, cat, horse, ferret, rabbit, etc. There is nothing more special than having a portrait done of a loved one, furry loved ones included! Pet Portraits by Bethany specializes in capturing your furry friends on canvas, and though we haven’t seen them in person, we are impressed by the images Bethany sent us! The custom portraits are painted in acrylic on a gallery style wrapped canvas.

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Malaysia Approves Controversial Research Lab

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The lab, which is run by the Britain-based Alpha Biologics, uses monkeys, dogs, rodents and rabbits for toxicology testing. The investigation cleared the animal lab. From Straits Time. MALAYSIA will not shut down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab after investigations showed that the animals were not exposed to torture, a senior official said on Thursday.

British-Funded Lab Under Investigation in Malaysia

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Animal rights campaigners have accused the Progenix Research lab, which uses monkeys, dogs, rodents and rabbits for toxicology testing, of poisoning the animals to death. Malaysia, under pressure from animal rights activists, is going to investigate Progenix Labs. Malaysia is considering shutting down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab if there is evidence of cruelty there, the goverment's top veterinary official said on Sunday.

For Your Health, the Planet & the Animals: VBM

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This means that between mealtimes I will not consume animal products, use products tested on animals, attend a rodeo or polo match, go to Seaworld, wear leather, silk or wool, or drop any toxic substances into the eyes of rabbits who are clamped down (or even not clamped down, which is far more humane and acceptable). I recently watched Earthlings and cried the whole way through. There has to be something I can do to reduce all of the suffering of the animals we use as food, I thought.

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Judge Clears Way for HSUS Suit Over Fur Advertising

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Consumer Protection Procedures Act, alleges that the companies "misrepresent" the characteristics of the fur-trimmed garments by (1) advertising and labeling products as "faux fur," when they are, in fact, derived from real animal fur or (2) advertising and labeling products as common raccoon, fox or rabbit fur when they are, in fact, made from the wholly distinct species of raccoon dog—a member of the dog family.

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"Zoo from Hell" Owner Convicted in New York

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The animals included ducks, chickens, guinea hens, rabbits, sheep, dogs and cats. And people wonder why I'm so disappointed by humans. A farm-animal breeder who ran what a prosecutor called "the zoo from hell" was convicted Tuesday of animal cruelty. A jury in West Haverstraw deliberated less than two hours before convicting Robert Everle of all 13 charges of torturing, injuring and starving animals.

What Friends are For

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How ridiculous is it that " On the Psychological Continuum ," to say nothing of an article against rabbit fur, is on the same page as Gabriella's Fur Den? So this was in my e-mail box this morning. Now what? The ads I see today have nothing to do with animal cruelty--the opposite is true. Perhaps there is a filter of some find at work. Or perhaps it's my lucky day.

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Animal Rights Zone Launches Today

Animal Person

Rabbits. Today is the launch of. I'm excited to be a blogger for Animal Rights Zone because its target market is people who don't usually subscribe to blogs. Also, it has the added bonus of organizing my content better than I have. The goal is to provide blogospheric content that is easy to find, and from a variety of sources. On the left, you'll see this: Concepts. Project Treadstone. Responsible Policies. More >> Animals. Goats. Horses. Mammals. Buffalo. More >> Category.

Easter and Bunnies

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Easter Rabbit Adoptathon Blog Hop. Easter is just around the corner, and with it comes bunnies! Sadly, too many people purchase a bunny at Easter on impulse and then realize the pet isn’t a good fit. Bunnies are the third highest animal found at shelters. Here are some great articles about bunnies, and how you can help this Easter: Easter is No Treat For Pet Bunnies. Complete with great tips on how to decide if a pet bunny is right for you. 5 Ways to Help the Easter Bunny.

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Animal Fact Guide Website

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Cushman and Smith also manage a website about pet rabbit care and behavior called're always interested in promoting sites about animals. Here is a new website. From their press release: A fun, educational website about animals called Animal Fact Guide ( has just been launched. The site provides articles about interesting and endangered animals from around the world.

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Animal Shelter Portraits

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From dogs to cats, kittens, and even birds and rabbits, there are all kinds of animals to be found at shelters. Photographer Mark Ross has captured some truly beautiful, and touching, photos of animals abandoned at kill shelters. The book, Animal Shelter Portraits , captures just a small glimpse of what our furry friends experience in shelter situations. The photos in the book made me want to reach out and save each one of them.

A Chance for Bliss

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Currently, A Chance for Bliss sanctuary is home to 96 residents including 25 horses, 22 dogs, 8 goats, 7 pot belly pigs , 4 sheep, 2 steers, 5 ducks, 5 geese, 5 cockatiels, 4 rabbits, 3 chickens, 3 cats, 1 turkey, a one-winged pigeon, Hines, and a turtle, Bart. A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances.

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The Cute Show Jumping Bunnies

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These little furry bunny rabbits compete in the Rabbit Grand National in Sweden every year – bopping down the jumping course while showing off their speed and ability, and dreaming of winning the first prize trophy! Just in time for Easter, the latest from VICE’s The Cute Show, features Swedish Jumping Bunnies! You think horse jumping is awesome?

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Why Top Chef Makes Me So Mad

Critter News

The main challenge involves frog legs, rabbits, live lobsters (still moving) and other animals. I'm just watching the fourth or fifth episode of the latest season of Top Chef. It just irritates the hell out of me. First of all, it highlights the deficiencies of today's chefs' training. Throughout the entire show, the judges and contestants always refer to their meats as the "protein." It's as though there is no other protein around. That's not true.

Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Those wanting a more unusual choice may perhaps opt for a snake or tarantula, but these aren’t exactly cuddly or cute choices. If you want a slightly unusual pet that has lots of personality and can also be petted, consider keeping a couple of goats. Yes, you can’t keep them inside, but they do make truly great pets.

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A Trip to an Animal Lab

Critter News

There was a poster in the lunch room with four cute animals (a dog, cat, rabbit and something else.) Well, kind of. It wasn't a full-fledged tour, but disturbing nonetheless. I can't really talk about what I do except that I work in government. In a brief tour of a particular biotech research company, I was taken to the animal lab. They did not experiment on primates (I asked!), but did experiment on mice and guinea pigs.

Soup kitchen for pets

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This pitiful story fired Claudia’s imagination and even though she holds down a full-time job, she managed to find the time to open a soup kitchen for pets including dogs, cats, rabbits and any other animals people had in their homes but were having trouble feeding. Germany has been one of Europe’s strong economies, but things are changing for everyone. It began with the saddest story, as great ideas often do.

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“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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From February 25 through the end of March, the adoption fee will be just $20 for cats and rabbits, and $50 for dogs. Rock & Rawhide , the charity that helps increase adoption levels of dogs and cats in shelters, announced today that it is included in Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)’s latest advertising campaign, “New York’s Kindest” for their donations and assistance in increasing adoption levels through distraction therapy.

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On Why a Bunny Might Have Two Noses

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Products, meaning rabbits. The rabbits were produced, of course, by a rabbit mill that supplies "pet" stores with live creatures whom humans will purchase without having any idea of the conditions they were produced under. This time of year, the demand for rabbits peaks because Easter is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after he was crucified than to buy a rabbit.

Unintended Consequences of Predator Control

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But the decision to eradicate the felines from Macquarie island allowed the rabbit population to explode and, in turn, destroy much of its fragile vegetation that birds depend on for cover, researchers said Tuesday The intent was to protect birds by removing one of their predators: cats. What happened was something that hurt the birds worse. It seemed like a good idea at the time: Remove all the feral cats from a famous Australian island to save the native seabirds.

Bringing Your Pet to Disneyland

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Dogs, cats, birds (given there is no avian bird flu alert), rabbits and non-venomous reptiles are allowed. You’re planning to take the whole family to Disneyland. You’ve got all the details down: budget, accommodation, a list of rides for the kids, restaurants to try, and even your outfits are planned out. Everything is all set. Then you hear a bark and realized, who’s taking care of the dogs when you’re away? Suddenly you don’t feel so excited anymore.

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Traveling with pets?

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Peggy Frezon, freelance writer and pet lover, has owned dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, hermit crabs, turtles and fish. Guest post By Peggy Frezon , Rensselaer, New York. Lots of people travel over Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re visiting family or checking out a new vacation spot, does your cat or dog join you? Kelly enjoys coming along to her “grandparents’ &# summer place on a mountain lake. Guest Post

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In addition to dogs and cats, we now feature all kinds of pets for adoption, including rabbits, farm animals, ferrets, hamsters and other small animals, horses, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and even fish. The following is a guest post from the amazing animal lovers of is the world’s largest non-profit pet adoption website. We are like an ad agency for shelters and shelter pets.

On the Keeping of Endangered Fishes

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Assuming that the fish are kept in a large aquarium that mimics their natural habitat, and that the keeper treats the fish as family (as they would a rescued dog, cat, rabbit, etc.), As I share a home with rescued cats and rabbits, I can't help but think that it's better for them to live their lives cared for and loved than to be put to death in a shelter somewhere due to irresponsible overbreeding, even if they are now confined to the house.

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On Trial: Animal Torture Videos vs. Free Speech

Animal Ethics

The law was enacted to prevent the sale of videos depicting wanton cruelty to animals, such as “crush videos” in which a scantily clad woman, whose face is unseen, kills helpless animals such as rabbits and kittens by stomping on them with spike heels or her bare feet. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear U.S. Stevens. At issue in the case is the constitutionality of a decade old law passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1999. That law, U.S.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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He never chased the rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, or deer who regularly visited. Over the years Jethro approached rabbits as if they should be his friends, but they usually fled. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

I take umbrage at the omnivores who buy grass-fed beef and call me a barbaric savage for harvesting Maine’s overpopulated deer, moose, rabbit and fowl. To the Editor: Re “ The Carnivore’s Dilemma ,” by Nicolette Hahn Niman (Op-Ed, Oct. 31): Living “green” is not easy. Yes, every decision we make results in more or less of an impact on our environment.

A video on the importance of pet insurance

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As is quite apparent from the video, whether you have a dog, cat, horse or rabbit they quickly become a big part of the family regardless of their size. Sheila Stewart from the Capricorn Animal Rescue centre speaks with money supermarket’s Felicity Hannah on the importance of pet insurance. Pet insurance video from Looking after your pet when they get sick or injured can become a huge financial burden.

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Are You Wearing Man's Best Friend? That Trim on the Hood of Your Jacket Might Be Dog Fur!

Animal Ethics

was advertised to online customers as having an "imitation rabbit fur collar." According to this Associated Press story, if you are wearing a Sean John jacket with fur trim purchased from Macy's, that trim might have come from a dog indigenous to Asia known as a "raccoon dog."

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays Report

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23,051 other animals (including rabbits, reptiles, horses, birds and more). We are thrilled to report that the Iams Home 4 the Holidays was a big success this year! 1,125,667 animals were adopted between Oct. 1 and Jan. Iams and longtime partner Helen Woodward Animal Center, along with more than 3,500 animal organizations from around the world once again joined forces to help reduce pet homelessness. Here are how the numbers break down: 593,146 dogs. 509,470 cats.

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