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

Critter News

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

Critter News

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.

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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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Vulture vs. Bunny

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Two years ago I finally caved and told my daughter she could have a rabbit. But Skye wore me down, and in her junior year of high school we went to the local Rabbit Rescue. How long do rabbits live?” Then give us a six-year-old rabbit,” I said, knowing Skye would be heading for college in two years. Delilah is now almost nine years old, Skye is in college, and I see no signs of diminishing rabbit capacity. Birds black vultures rabbits wildlife rehabilitators

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Desi and the Bunnies

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What kid can resist the siren song of bunny rabbits frolicking in the grass? And Desi, being the offspring of two pretty cool people, if I do so say myself, loves chasing him some rabbits. Rabbits practically beg to be chased, with their cuteness and their swiftness and their uncatchability. Desi chased these bunny rabbits in the West Hylebos Wetlands Park in the town of Federal Way, Washington, the same place we saw our first ever Banana Slug.

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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.

Being a Tolai Hare’s life Human

10,000 Birds

Mammals Kazakhstan rabbits One of the pleasures of birding through a landscape no man has gone before is that one has frequent encounters with individuals – birds, mammals, herps, whatever – that have never seen a human in their life. Such has frequently been the case in my survey area deep within Kazakhstans barren Mangghystau province, and the most memorable reverse-lifer experience has been with a Tolai Hare just recently.

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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

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2020)

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Even though I had to work most of the weekend, I enjoyed a few striking nature encounters, including an opportunity to observe a Cooper’s Hawk chase a rabbit across an expanse of suburbia. If you were wondering, the rabbit won this encounter.

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Etched In My Heart

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Another thing we love about Etched In My Heart is that they donate part of their proceeds to The PetSave Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Bona Tucker in June 2000 as a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption resource for domestic rabbits, cats and dogs. Etched In My Heart was founded by Bob Tucker in 2007 based upon the need to provide pet lovers a custom gift or personalized frame that have beautiful designs specific to dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and birds.

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Finally. Jasmine the Greyhound

Animal Person

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.

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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Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

Critter News

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.

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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.

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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Mast Landing Brewing Company: Pantless Thunder Goose Double India Pale Ale

10,000 Birds

The Guinness toucan is easily the most iconic bird mascot in beer history, but the storied Dublin brewery also boasted an ostrich and a pelican in its colorful, avian advertising menagerie of yesteryear.

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

Critter News

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.

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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Birds on Utility Poles – The Electrocution Solution

10,000 Birds

Part of the rabbit he had caught was still entangled in a nearby powerline. Knowing the dangling rabbit remains would be an irresistible target for other birds, Jayne called the local power company. Picture this.

For Your Health, the Planet & the Animals: VBM

Animal Person

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

Critter News

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

Critter News

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.

Birding Dongfang and Dongzhai on Hainan

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Dongfang is a smallish coastal city on the west coast of Hainan – with one or two main roads, some massive and apparently empty apartment blocks right next to the beach – and some strange swampy area pretty close to the main road.

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 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.

Springtime Tree Cutting and Wildlife

10,000 Birds

After a similar procedure, Moya’s watch-me-pull-a-rabbit-out-of-my-hat trick produced a fuzzy nestling Eastern Screech Owl. Here’s a can-you-top this tale of cutting down trees in the springtime.

Animal Fact Guide Website

Critter News

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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What Friends are For

Animal Person

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.

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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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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Birding the Danzhou Bay area (Hainan, China) by day

10,000 Birds

In another of these strenuous links to something rather irrelevant that this blog hopefully is not famous for yet, there is a great song by Frank Turner, “A wave across a bay” About Scott Hutchison, singer of the band Frightened Rabbit who committed suicide at a bay in Scotland.

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Swimming Stoats a Problem in New Zealand

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New Zealand has turned many of its offshore islands into introduced-predator-free sanctuaries for native wildlife but Stoats , also known as Ermine or Short-Tailed Weasel , which were originally introduced to New Zealand to combat the introduced rabbit population, recently showed up on two different offshore islands, one of which was over five kilometers offshore.

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.

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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.

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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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Not enough Woodpeckers

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“I am not bad-looking, I am just badly photographed”: A Bay Woodpecker (Fraser’s Hill, Malaysia) using a joke from “Roger Rabbit” The pinkish eyerings of the Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker (Tansa, India) make it look as if it is constantly suffering from a hangover.

Cat Owners: Can You Help Me?

10,000 Birds

But one day, unbeknownst to her, a wild rabbit dug under the fence. She let her dog out, he spotted the rabbit, and took off like a bullet. My friend Nina is an animal lover. All her pets are rescues. She keeps her cats inside. Unless she is accompanying her dog, he stays in a fenced-in area. She doesn’t use pesticides, she loves the local wildlife, and she does everything a good pet owner should do. Nina raced after him, screaming, but she couldn’t save the bunny.

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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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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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