Please sign our online petition
Stop stocking rabbit meat.
We are appalled to learn that Loblaw Companies Ltd including Fortinos, Loblaws and Zehrs now carry rabbit meat. Many of the individual store managers have expressed that they do NOT wish to sell it in their store, but are forced to by head office.
The petition in one day has gained 1600 supporters! Please help us stop this. SIGN HERE.
In Canada, there are NO Codes of Practice for Rabbits under the Humane Slaughter Act. There are no laws that require livestock rabbits to receive minimum amounts of food, water, space, sensible handling, or effective medical care. We will not support stores that are responsible for the suffering and death of animals that many people consider pets.
They are not yours to hang by a leg, electrocute, stab, eviscerate and decapitate.
Easter is a hard time for rabbits. Many people buy into the ‘cute and cuddly’ live gift idea who unfortunately ends up in a shelter, with our Rescue or worse before the rabbits first birthday. We’d like to start to change this mentality by starting the #StuffedBunnyMovement.
This month we are encouraging every rabbit owner, shelter, rescue or potential rabbit forever home to help spread the word… and create a movement. The #StuffedBunnyMovement is simple, share it to your wall, pin it to your board, tweet it to the world. Change the way people view ‘Easter Bunnies’ and make them plush ones. One phrase can save hundreds if not THOUSANDS of lives. Let’s work together to help be a part of the #StuffedBunnyMovement.
Still considering a rabbit for Easter? We suggest to do your research START HERE. Rabbits need as much care as a dog and if you think you’re ready for that commitment, try fostering first! There are many Urgent Fosters in our Adoption section to give a second chance.
We are getting swamped with calls and emails about these little guys daily. Please follow this link for more information if you have questions about our wild friends.
A very special bunny named Fiver came into our lives in September 2003. In the wonderful year that he spent with us, he taught us about life and love and touched many hearts.
Always a happy bunny, he enjoyed munching on dill and his ‘puff’ treats, binking around, and cuddling. Those who knew him fell in love with his outgoing personality, helicopter ears and adorable ‘quacking’. A bunny who beat the odds, his memory continues to live on in the Fiver Trust Fund. Donations made in his honor are used for special needs rabbits requiring long term medical care. With this Fund, bunnies like Fiver will get a second chance at life.
The Fiver Trust Fund is for our rescues who need more than just a forever home. By contributing to this long term care fund, you will help improve and prolong the the life of a special rabbit.
Make a donation to the Fiver Trust Fund and help save the life of a rabbit in need of life saving medical care.
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TAKE ACTION NOW!
To Ensure Compassion and Respect for Rabbits Everywhere (C.A.R.E)
Now is the time for you to make a difference for rabbits raised for food in Canada! Just a few minutes of your time will ensure that enough awareness of this issue will be raised. Then, there will be enough proof of public support for Rabbit Rescue to request a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture.
But first we need 300 letters! Write to the Federal and Provincial Ministers of Agriculture and your local MP to ask them to change the Humane Slaughter Act and to revise the Codes of Practice to include rabbits. Read more
Rabbit Rescue relies heavily on our wonderful foster homes. Without foster homes, Rabbit Rescue could not save animals from being euthanized. We work primarily with shelters across Ontario and get the rabbits that are at most risk, and out of time out of the shelters.
The more foster homes we have the more bunnies we can save.
We do realize that we can’t save them all, but each and every foster parent can help us save one more life and make a huge difference to even one animal.
Besides saving a rabbit’s life, fostering is also a great way to find out if a bunny is the right pet for you. You will have no obligations to keep fostering the rabbit if it is not working out for you. However we do ask that you give us as much notice as possible, so we can locate another appropriate foster home. It is always in the best interest of the animals to be moved around as little as possible, so please take your time to think about if fostering is something you can commit to.
Considering fostering a bunny? Please check out our fostering section for more information.