RSPCA issues warning after facing an influx of real life Easter bunnies

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The RSPCA has issued a warning against the purchasing of rabbits following an influx of abandoned bunnies.

In the build up to Easter many people are purchasing rabbits to gift their loved ones real life Easter bunnies, but the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) are urging people to stop the purchasing of rabbits as they are seeing an influx of abandoned rabbits.

RSPCA rabbit expert Dr Jane Tyson stated: “This Easter and beyond we are urging people not to buy a rabbit, or any pet, on an impulse as sadly many people may not realise what is involved in caring for them.Small doesn’t necessarily mean easy and we’re already beginning to see the impact of the lockdown with owners struggling to care for their small pets.

“We’d always ask prospective owners to please do their research and make sure they have the time, money and resources to be able to care for that animal for the rest of their lives.”

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Speaking to UK charity CAM4Animals, Bunny Bonding Coach Fiona Murphy stated:“These days a lot of pet shops hold off on selling bunnies at Easter, but not all have any conscience about it. If you go into rabbit ownership with your eyes open and fully committing to their needs for their entire lifetime, you’ll never regret your decision to welcome a bunny into your home and life.”

Suzanne Pugh from RSPCA Isle of Wight stated: “Caring for rabbits can be extremely rewarding, but it also takes commitment. Ideally, rabbits should be kept in pairs as they are sociable animals, in a hutch and run large enough to stretch in and exercise.

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