An article in the New York Times today "Easing the Way in Therapy With the Aid of an Animal" features a photo of an older woman enjoying the company of a bunny. There is no doubt animals can improve and enhance human health. Rabbits have been "fuzzy therapists" for some time now in all types of healthcare settings, and I have reported on many therapy rabbits in this blog over the years. In fact, in my January 6, 2010 blog entry I mentioned a study confirming rabbits are helpful to women and children (and probably men, too, but they weren't part of the study).
On the New York Times website next to the article there is a request calling for people to "Send Us Your Videos: How Does Your Pet Keep You Healthy?" It would be fantastic if rabbit fans sent in their videos, too. So get out the video camera and submit!
Go go to this link to see the full article and submit video. Photo Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin/The Daily News