Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fur Flying Over "The Magicians" (BBC1)

A lot of rabbit fans in the UK are hopping mad about a segment on the BBC1 show, The Magicians, aired in the UK in the last couple of days. On the Happy Hoppers Rabbit Forum the descriptions of the circumstances were disturbing. The Rabbit Welfare Association has voiced its objection on their RWA Blog - January 16th to the depiction of the 30 or so live rabbits in the television segment . The show isn't broadcast in the US right now so I am unable to view it myself unless it is broadcast on Youtube at some point. However, from all the complaints being lodged with the BBC, I hope they realize the opposition to using rabbits as magic props won't just disappear.