Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Queensland Rabbit Fine Petition.

To:  Queensland Premier
In the state of Queensland, a law was passed to ban all pet rabbits. Any person found with a pet rabbit is fined $30,000 and the rabbit is confiscated & euthanased by Queensland law.

We the undersigned object to such fines being faced by responsible people who love their pet rabbits. The Queensland government should be promoting desexing, vaccination and registration of pets to encourage the public to be responsible with all animal care not promoting hate and misunderstanding of an innocent creature.

Domestic pet rabbits are not a threat to Queensland's environment. They cannot exist in the wild if let loose. They are prone to attack from many predators, will starve to death due to lack of food/water and would be under threat from released viruses.

We ask that the Queensland government review the $30,000 fine that responsible pet rabbit owners face if caught. Rabbits that are desexed, vaccinated and registered with councils should be exempt from fines and legally allowed to be kept in Queensland.

The Undersigned

Sign here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

One Million Bunnies

Spot the real bunny. 

Help send one million bunnies to Canberra in support of the myxo vaccine to be made available to veterinarians for their pet bunny clients. 

Some points to consider (via the Myxomatosis Hotline):

Domestic rabbits don’t survive in the wild for these reasons:
* they are caught again by their owners or others
* they are too delicate and also need specific food and care to live
* reliant on humans for their food and water – can’t find water – if they find a dog’s water the dog would kill them
* dogs kill them
*  run over by cars
* die from lack of shelter and stress
* long haired breeds fur would knot up and stop them being able to move about thus they would die
In England the vaccinated domestic rabbits have no impact on the wild rabbit population who continue to die from the disease
*Wild rabbits have built up some immunity already and the Calicivirus is quicker and more effective as a culling virus
Domestic rabbits are currently allowed to have the Calicivirus vaccine but not the Myxomatosis vaccine!

You can find info on the campaign @ Radical Rabbit.

If you would like to then donate any bunnies you find in op shops or re-use centres, please get in contact with me as I can use them at stalls to further the cause.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

via The House Rabbit Society- one of the most respected bunny sites abounding in resources to help you make the best decisions about bunnies.

Note that pellets are only for rabbits with health issues prescribed by a bunny specialist/vet. And treats, including Peter Rabbit's favourite- the carrot- are for special days only, a few times a week.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bunny Biz

The latest, from this week @ BunnyBook.

A great first week for BunnyBook kick started by the rescue of Leia from the pound, who is now recovering from illness at our nook. There are also 7 bunnies in the foster care section of the site and 3 in the pound. Please let me know if you can help.

Many new friends on the FB, which is super exciting. Bit by bit we will gather our strength.

Hot news this week was the feeding of live rabbits to a big cat rescue group in Tampa. You can read more about it on this facebook group:

Stop Big Cat Rescue Tampa  and others from using live domestic rabbits.

Some articles:

ABC Action News: Rescue Groups Collide over Feeding one animal to another

911AnimalAbuse.org: Public Response to Reporters and Big Cat Rescue of Tampa, Florida

We have also been signing the following petitions:

and the following in favour of the myxomatosis vaccine to be made available in Oz:

  Photo courtesy of Radical Rabbit page

Lastly, some of the team from Vic's Radical Rabbit have popped onto the facebook, a very valuable addition. I strongly urge you to support their campaign to send one million toy bunnies to the minister in favour of the myxo vaccine. You can find the letter to use here.

Don't forget to add anyone that might be interested or is looking for a bunny friend. And don't hesitate to e-mail me with questions, ideas, articles, news, artworks, poems, photos etc.


Sunday, March 20, 2011


Leia. Our first foster bunny.

Hi new friends,

I would love for anyone who is not in Sydney with a vested interest to start a BunnyBook blog for their area and am happy to have it as an arm from this page.

Look forward to getting to know you and fostering a positive energy that benefits the bunnies and their carers.

Please spread this page and let anyone who is interested in networking know about it. The stronger our network, the further we can stretch our efforts.


Saturday, March 19, 2011


Bean; the girl behind my love for rabbits

My mission is to the left however I think the main idea of this blog is being active. I think everyone knows that two heads are better than one- so even better, why not network with a group of people who share a uniting passion or cause.

We love bunnies- we probably fell in love with them after the first one charmed our pants off and we realised we didn't really know that much about them to begin with. They teach us whilst enchanting us.

There are many reasons why they make amazing pets- all with their own distinct personalities- intelligent, curious, mischievous and affectionate. Just like dogs and cats, they make loyal, rewarding companions that give as much as they take (or demand!).

It is a sad situation for many bunnies bred by humans for fur, lab testing, meat or a quick buck by backyard breeders and pet shops. Many end up the helpless victims of inhumane slaughter, torture, neglect or abandonment.

This group is for those lost souls because not all humans are cruel and there are many of us that believe animals should have rights, freedoms and second chances.

I haven't been doing this forever- I don't know all the answers but I'll do what I can because what else is there to do but keep trying?

You can contact me anytime: claredm@hotmail.com (I check my emails daily). There are so many ways to help (driving, fostering, donating, campaigning, sharing your thoughts, messages +stories...)