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dicaeopolis:

yamino:

skeleopig:

darmonee:

callmekitto:

Good job pet store. That is what’s up.

I worked in a pet store for 5 years, and every Easter our rabbit sales went up exponentially. I can tell you from experience that almost half of the rabbits we sold were brought back in as early as two weeks after they were adopted. Some people let them loose, and some people send them to a shelter. People need to understand this very statement, and truly think about it. A rabbit is a big commitment, and should not be a fad or seen as a compulsory pet. 
I cannot like this anymore than once, but I sure as hell hope people will spread this message, because it’s important as hell. I used to hand out care sheet BOOKLETS to everyone looking to adopt, and it prevented many of them from adopting in the end. 

Constantly irritated by people who “free” their rabbits into the wild. No you just made them food.

I really hate it when people treat animals as decorations or inanimate objects and then regret adopting them when they realize they’re actually alive and need caring

I reblog something like this around Easter every year - keep it in mind! Easter is peak time for buying cute, cuddly animals that get discarded as soon as the appeal wears off. All four of my rabbits have been rescued from families that dropped them off in the cul-de-sac after realizing that they didn’t have the time, money, space, or patience to take care of an actual living animal. Adoption is great and bunnies are great, but if you’re going to be treating them like stuffed animals, go with the stuffed animal in the first place.

dicaeopolis:

yamino:

skeleopig:

darmonee:

callmekitto:

Good job pet store. That is what’s up.

I worked in a pet store for 5 years, and every Easter our rabbit sales went up exponentially. I can tell you from experience that almost half of the rabbits we sold were brought back in as early as two weeks after they were adopted. Some people let them loose, and some people send them to a shelter. People need to understand this very statement, and truly think about it. A rabbit is a big commitment, and should not be a fad or seen as a compulsory pet. 

I cannot like this anymore than once, but I sure as hell hope people will spread this message, because it’s important as hell. I used to hand out care sheet BOOKLETS to everyone looking to adopt, and it prevented many of them from adopting in the end. 

Constantly irritated by people who “free” their rabbits into the wild. No you just made them food.

I really hate it when people treat animals as decorations or inanimate objects and then regret adopting them when they realize they’re actually alive and need caring

I reblog something like this around Easter every year - keep it in mind! Easter is peak time for buying cute, cuddly animals that get discarded as soon as the appeal wears off. All four of my rabbits have been rescued from families that dropped them off in the cul-de-sac after realizing that they didn’t have the time, money, space, or patience to take care of an actual living animal. Adoption is great and bunnies are great, but if you’re going to be treating them like stuffed animals, go with the stuffed animal in the first place.

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Filed under easter rabbits pets

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creatingmyowndreams:

babblingbug:

(Bunnies and Sunshine)

Easter is coming up! And it’s a terrible time for pet store bunnies!

Rabbits are marketed as “easy”, short-lived, starter pets, especially during the Easter holidays, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! A healthy, well cared for bunny can live just as long as the average cat or dog- 10-12 years!

What’s more, they have more complex needs than a cat or a dog. Rabbits are prey animals and do not behave or show affection in the same way as predators like cats and dogs; they don’t deal well with being outside-only animals; they can get sad if they’re on their own and don’t receive enough attention; and if they’re bought as a male and female couple, they can start reproducing from as early as 5-6 months of age, and they can carry multiple litters at the same time!

They have a specialised diet (NOT carrots!), need a specialised living area (unless you want all your things to get chewed up!), and they need specialised vets! Caring for them costs as much as caring for a dog!

They’re a big responsibility!

This Easter, Make Yours Chocolate!

Boost this to the end of time

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flashinglightsandecstasy:

musicalbunny:

I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.

"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk. *To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”


Never knew this, keeping this for reference

flashinglightsandecstasy:

musicalbunny:

I think this is necessary to post. I see a lot of people “saving” bunnies.

"*Bunnies are one of the most frequently “kidnapped” mammal species.
*Mothers dig a very shallow nest in the ground that is easily uncovered when mowing or raking the yard. If you find a rabbit nest-leave it alone!!
*Mother rabbits only return to the nest two or three times a day, usually before dawn and right after dusk. 
*To determine if they are orphaned, either place a string across the nest in a tic-tac-toe shape or circle the nest with flour. Check the nest the next day. If the string or flour is disturbed, the mother has returned. If not, take the bunnies to a rehabilitator.
* A bunny that is bright eyed and 4-5 inches long is fully independent and does NOT need to be rescued!
*If you find a bunny that does need to be rescued, put it in a dark, quiet location. Bunnies are a prey species and while they may look calm, they are actually very, very scared!”

Never knew this, keeping this for reference

(via vixxey)

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bitches-be-trekkin:

I know that it’s still a little bit early for this, but I’m hoping that it gets passed around a little before Easter. 
BUNNY RABBITS ARE NOT GIFTS.
Bunnies are living, breathing animals. They require all of the care that dogs, cats, and other animals do- If anything, they need more care because they are so fragile. They cannot be outside if it’s warm or cold in the slightest; they have to be picked up and held very carefully to avoid hurting them, and they aren’t often fond of being picked up at all— Especially not by noisy, excited kids on Easter!
Please signal boost this- remind friends and family not to purchase live animals as gifts, share it on social media, and, most importantly, DO NOT BUY BUNNIES AS GIFTS FOR EASTER.
Thank you!

bitches-be-trekkin:

I know that it’s still a little bit early for this, but I’m hoping that it gets passed around a little before Easter. 

BUNNY RABBITS ARE NOT GIFTS.

Bunnies are living, breathing animals. They require all of the care that dogs, cats, and other animals do- If anything, they need more care because they are so fragile. They cannot be outside if it’s warm or cold in the slightest; they have to be picked up and held very carefully to avoid hurting them, and they aren’t often fond of being picked up at all— Especially not by noisy, excited kids on Easter!

Please signal boost this- remind friends and family not to purchase live animals as gifts, share it on social media, and, most importantly, DO NOT BUY BUNNIES AS GIFTS FOR EASTER.

Thank you!

(via broken-ice)

Filed under rabbits easter bunnies signal boosting pets

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rooshoes:

darmonee:

callmekitto:

Good job pet store. That is what’s up.

I worked in a pet store for 5 years, and every Easter our rabbit sales went up exponentially. I can tell you from experience that almost half of the rabbits we sold were brought back in as early as two weeks after they were adopted. Some people let them loose, and some people send them to a shelter. People need to understand this very statement, and truly think about it. A rabbit is a big commitment, and should not be a fad or seen as a compulsory pet. 
I cannot like this anymore than once, but I sure as hell hope people will spread this message, because it’s important as hell. I used to hand out care sheet BOOKLETS to everyone looking to adopt, and it prevented many of them from adopting in the end. 

im so hard for this god BLESS

rooshoes:

darmonee:

callmekitto:

Good job pet store. That is what’s up.

I worked in a pet store for 5 years, and every Easter our rabbit sales went up exponentially. I can tell you from experience that almost half of the rabbits we sold were brought back in as early as two weeks after they were adopted. Some people let them loose, and some people send them to a shelter. People need to understand this very statement, and truly think about it. A rabbit is a big commitment, and should not be a fad or seen as a compulsory pet. 

I cannot like this anymore than once, but I sure as hell hope people will spread this message, because it’s important as hell. I used to hand out care sheet BOOKLETS to everyone looking to adopt, and it prevented many of them from adopting in the end. 

im so hard for this god BLESS

(via shirilee)

Filed under long posts pets rabbits yep easter bunnies

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courtocantswim:

quietseedling:

feedyourhead303:

themoonphase:

timeofdaffodils:

I’m never throwing a cigarette butt on the ground again. Holy shit.

omfg nooo :(

this makes me feel 100 times worse as a smoker… never littering again, sorry little guy :/

OK, so I was curious whether or not this was a, say, wild rabbit, real rabbit, or even a lab testing rabbit. I reverse-image-searched, and found a really AWESOME campaign.[Here]They say,"Cigarette Butts feed the unsuspecting.""Cigarette Butts don’t go away""Cigarette Filters are commonly mistaken for food by many animals. These filters have been determined to toxic waste to humans through ingestion of meat products., ultimately exposing the consumer to deadly chemicals like ammonia and cadmium."
"What goes around, comes around. Don’t litter your cigarette butts"
Clearly the campaign is working, there are multiple reblogs like, “oh poor bunny, I’ll never litter again” and that is AWESOME!! I just wish the campaign words stayed with it. 

I feel like such a piece of shit after reading this

courtocantswim:

quietseedling:

feedyourhead303:

themoonphase:

timeofdaffodils:

I’m never throwing a cigarette butt on the ground again. Holy shit.

omfg nooo :(

this makes me feel 100 times worse as a smoker… never littering again, sorry little guy :/

OK, so I was curious whether or not this was a, say, wild rabbit, real rabbit, or even a lab testing rabbit. I reverse-image-searched, and found a really AWESOME campaign.

[Here]








They say,
"Cigarette Butts feed the unsuspecting."

"Cigarette Butts don’t go away"

"Cigarette Filters are commonly mistaken for food by many animals. These filters have been determined to toxic waste to humans through ingestion of meat products., ultimately exposing the consumer to deadly chemicals like ammonia and cadmium."

"What goes around, comes around. Don’t litter your cigarette butts"

Clearly the campaign is working, there are multiple reblogs like, “oh poor bunny, I’ll never litter again” and that is AWESOME!! 

I just wish the campaign words stayed with it. 

I feel like such a piece of shit after reading this

(Source: butterfliesinmy, via zada2011)

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