Saturday, December 18, 2010

Year of the Rabbit in 2011 - Looking Ahead

Hurray for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and the House Rabbit Society Singapore who issued a joint press release recently about the Year of the Rabbit (2011). Both organizations are discouraging people from buying rabbits as gifts on impulse especially for children. During 1999, the last Year of the Rabbit, the SPCA in Singapore noted there were 625 abandoned pet rabbits which was a 116% increase from the year before. For 2011 the rescue groups are educating the public about the many reasons rabbits should never be purchased on impulse. (Picture of Jewel and Shiro just two of many gorgeous rabbits available for adoption by the HRSS.)