Saturday, April 9, 2011

Chocolates Not Bunnies for Easter

ANIMALS AUSTRALIA: Many household products are still tested on animals. You can help us give a little back to the Easter Bunny this year by ordering a cruelty-free Easter gift featuring a bashful bunny by JellyCat, a symbolic adoption certificate, a cruelty-free (non animal-tested) product list, and a stash of delicious dairy-free chocolates by Constant CravingPlamil andRawganic! Go here.

Please remind people this Easter, don't buy your kids a real bunny. The House Rabbit Society remind people of these facts:

  • Rabbits are not "low-maintenance" pets, and are a poor choice as a pet for children.
  • They have a lifespan of 10 years and require as much work as a dog or cat.
  • Your home must be bunny-proofed, or Thumper will chew cords and furniture.
  • Rabbits must be neutered or spayed or they will mark your house with feces and urine.
  • They should live indoors, as members of the family. 


Furthermore, when choosing your chocolate, keep in mind that the Bilby Not Bunny campaign directly funds the government released virus' such as myxomatosis that can kill your domestic bunny. Without a vaccine, these deathly virus' give our bunnies no chance. There are better ways to manage bilby conservation and regardless, domestic bunnies cannot rationally be classed as part of the threat to bilbies. Boycott any chocolate in the shape of a Bilby or from the brands Haighs or Darrell Lea. I'm sure there are others too so be wary.

OR an even better Easter gift from Goodwill Wines. I have personally taste tested some of these wines and I can vouch for their deliciousness and also back their courageous cause. Radical Rabbit are passionate animal lovers who fight against animal abuse and aim to educate the community on how affectionate, caring rabbits can be and how many end up leading cruel lives being abused behind closed doors. Your purchase goes towards helping their rescued rabbits but also supports their political action, such as their case to get the myxo vaccine for domestic bunnies.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Give us Rabbit Vaccine

A MT Waverley woman hopes to make more noise than Thumper by sending a million toy bunnies to Canberra and demanding a myxomatosis vaccine for pet rabbits.
Activist Karen Vondruska wants the Federal Government to allow the importation of the vaccine for pet rabbits, because she believed it unfair that domestic pets die from the disease.
She has been encouraging people through her websites to post a toy rabbit to Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Joe Ludwig.
Read full article here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mozzies spread lethal bunny virus

HUMANS are not the only victims of Mandurah’s mosquito plague, with veterinary clinics throughout the region reporting an alarming increase in the number of pet rabbits affected by myxomatosis.
Greenfields Veterinary Hospital veterinarian Holly Brown said many rabbits had had to be put to sleep in the past few months because of myxomatosis.
Myxomatosis a viral infection spread by insects such as mosquitoes and rabbit fleas.
The deadly disease can kill within 12 days.

Read full article here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Beef cheeks no match for deboned bunny :(

TV cooking contest My Kitchen Rules continues to rule the ratings for Seven.
About 1.36 million Australians tuned in to watch Queensland butchers Artie Vella and Johnny Brown's heads put on the chopping block on Wednesday night.
Their carpaccio of fish entree, beef cheeks main and apple, pecan and rum cake desserts only scored 38 out of 60 with the judges.
The pair were out-sliced and diced by Sydney housemates Alex McCann and Bill Ringland who beat them by three points with their scallop and blood sausage entree, rabbit two-ways main and chocolate orange tart dessert. 
Read full article here. (if you can stand it..)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


“The initiatives Labor and Liberal voted against today include:
• Licensing of cat and dog breeders, and mandatory standards for breeding operations
• Mandatory desexing of pets on point of sale
• Improved animal cruelty laws
• A new system of microchip traceability to ensure breeders are known
• Regulation of the advertising of animals for sales
• Outlawing selling of cats and dogs in pet stores, markets, fetes and other problem areas.

From the Greens. Read more here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bunny Biz #2

This weeks hot topics.

Save Rabbit Runaway.

The Yarra Ranges Council ordered the closure of Rabbit Run-Away in December 2010, after refusing to grant a permit to allow them to continue operating the orphanage on their property in Stanley Street, Olinda.

Neighbours objections about extra traffic, limited parking in the street, the odour from the property, and black rabbits seen running loose in adjoining properties, led to the council's unanimous decision on the refusal of the permit.
These objections, which have been grossly exaggerated, falsified, not proven and poorly investigated by council officials, are the product of a small minority of uneducated, malicious, and slanderous troublemaking neighbours.

Follow their story here (website) and here (facebook). Please sign the petition to keep them open!!!


Foster carers, assistance with transport, updating websites and posting onto Gumtree etc needed for Sydney + NSW rescue groups and individuals. Please join (Kim Kearney Memorial) Pound Friends group to find out more. 

On some lighter notes:::

Scientists Discover Bones of a Giant Prehistoric Rabbit Nuralagus rex.


Chihuahua adopts Orphaned Bunnies left in Compost heap