Rabbits ,policemen ,and radio 2

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Rabbits ,policemen ,and radio 2

Post by NannyOgg on Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:59 am

Have been a lurker for a long while , but I heard something on radio 2 this morning that I think needs addressing. The comments were made in fun, but it reinforces the view of rabbits as fluffy , cuddly and a suitable pet for children. Chris Evans suggested that policemen carry furry fluffy things like rabbits so that children will like policemen more. This is what I emailed the show,
"I know it was said in fun but please do not promote the idea of rabbits being fluffy cuddly and a suitable pet for children.There are over 30,000 rabbits in rescues due to this misconception .They are the third most popular pet, but the most neglected. They are usually bought on a whim put in a hutch and ignored. The RWAF have been running a campaign for many years.. A hutch is not enough. They need lots of space to have a happy life . Rabbits live 10-12 years if well cared for, much less when neglected."
Maybe a few more emails from the bunny world to the radio 2 team would do some good in raising awareness of rabbits.

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Post by KatieB on Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:26 pm

Hi There

Welcome to Happy hoppers :-)

The BBC, I'm afraid I feel have a long history for having little or no regard for Rabbit welfare. From the ill conceived "Burrowers" series to portraying buns in tiny hutches in TV programmes.

I will of course drop them an email.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:14 pm

A warm welcome love and thanks for what you have done. I too will endorse it.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:18 pm

Hello and welcome Wave

As Katie mentioned, the BBC have a habit of getting rabbits all wrong No
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Post by c.bolduan on Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:25 am

Welcome! To HH hop around and yes public is mislead by many whether they are tv stations, pet shops, .....
I saw parts of a good one where they explained bonding and other issues. Not sure which channel it was though.

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