Thursday, June 23, 2011

23 Foot Rabbit Statue Gets Facebook Page

Oregonlive.com featured Harvey, a 23 Foot Rabbit statue who presides over a stretch of highway in a suburb west of Portland, OR.  Harvey, now has his own Facebook page with over 6,000 fans.  The big bunny is smartly dressed in a blue jacket, red ascot, and starched white pants.  He is not a cuddly vision of that other blue coat wearing bunny, Peter Rabbit.  But Harvey has rare blue eyes and his body used to be a service station man before his head was transplanted on top.  He fronts a marine store which is okay, but I think he could be put to better use.  Harvey could be a big attention getter for all the rabbits who are waiting for forever homes in the Portland area.  He certainly has some marketing chops.  I haven't contacted the good people at Rabbit Advocates about this idea. They already do a great job in rescue and adoption of rabbits. And, in some ways Harvey may send the wrong message about rabbits like it's okay to dress them up in clothes and then house them outside near a noisey highway. However, I have to admire Harvey for his ability to attract fans.(Photo credit: Oregonlive.com)