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.

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