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(Guardian)   Won't someone think of the poor bunnies? (with awwww inducing pic)   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 81
    More: Interesting, Britain, convenience foods, University of Southampton, RSPCA, animal welfare, Tony Woodley  
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Pud [TotalFark]
2011-05-22 11:00:16 AM
OK Subbie, that's pretty f*king awwww...

static.guim.co.uk
 
2011-05-22 11:08:09 AM
Thankfully, we don't put up with those shenanigans here in the US.

"Nixa man faces penalty of over $90,000 for rabbit sales" (new window)
 
2011-05-22 12:55:34 PM
That rabbit looks drunk.
 
2011-05-22 12:57:31 PM
Good thing they included that picture, or I'd be screaming and punching things right now.

/not an ITG, but animal abuse makes me ragey beyond words
//pic should have a caption contest
 
2011-05-22 01:01:16 PM
At least it's not as bad as what Yale does with their bunnies.

"So, what sort of things are the bunnies used for in the studies?"

"We use their eyes."

"Yes, but what for?"

"Eyes. We need their eyes."

/friend takes care of animals for Yale
 
2011-05-22 01:01:18 PM
"and almost half didn't know that rabbits needed space in which to exercise."

Doesn't that just make the meat tougher?
 
2011-05-22 01:01:21 PM
We had several rabbits when I was around 6 years old. We raised them from babies, loved and took care of them,gave them names. And one night when they were grown up we came home and ate them.

CSB
 
2011-05-22 01:08:37 PM
Does that rabbit have two faces?
 
2011-05-22 01:08:43 PM
Keeping animals in cages is just wrong. Get a dog or a cat folks, leave the rabbits alone.
 
2011-05-22 01:10:21 PM
The article says rabbits purr. No they don't. They do lightly grind their teeth when something is pleasant. They roughly grind their teeth if in pain or pissed.
 
2011-05-22 01:11:22 PM
i796.photobucket.com

farkin' rabbits...
 
2011-05-22 01:13:46 PM
When I lived near Boston, my landlord had a rabbit hutch in our back yard.

Every day, his daughter came by after school to feed them.

I happened to be home early one day, so I asked her what their names were.

"Oh, Dad won't allow me to name them."
 
2011-05-22 01:17:03 PM

RandomExcess: Keeping animals in cages is just wrong. Get a dog or a cat folks, leave the rabbits alone.


Huh? Dogs and cats are kept in cages. Whether that is your house or yard, its a cage. My rabbit wasn't kept in a cage. He had a litter box and slept on his own little bed. Just like a cat.
 
2011-05-22 01:21:43 PM

Tax Boy: When I lived near Boston, my landlord had a rabbit hutch in our back yard.

Every day, his daughter came by after school to feed them.

I happened to be home early one day, so I asked her what their names were.

"Oh, Dad named them all Stew won't allow me to name them."


/FTFM
 
2011-05-22 01:28:39 PM
Bunday?
i31.photobucket.com

My dad meeting the bun for the first time
i31.photobucket.com


Torpedo bun
i31.photobucket.com
 
2011-05-22 01:31:25 PM

ankmcfly: That rabbit looks drunk.

 
2011-05-22 01:32:01 PM
My mom tried to keep rabbits as pets when she was a kid during the Depression in SoCal. Damned hobos got everyone. Grandpa got so fed up he rigged the hutch with steel-jawed traps buried just under the straw.
A whole lot of hobos ended up not being able to write home about how good the rabbit stew was last night.
 
2011-05-22 01:32:54 PM

hovsm: RandomExcess: Keeping animals in cages is just wrong. Get a dog or a cat folks, leave the rabbits alone.

Huh? Dogs and cats are kept in cages. Whether that is your house or yard, its a cage. My rabbit wasn't kept in a cage. He had a litter box and slept on his own little bed. Just like a cat.


My bunny has three cages put together to hop around in, when we're home she gets the run of a large play area, and when we're home and not lazy and clean up the cords she gets the run of the place.

SO is putting plants safely away so she can hop around the yard for a bit today. Excitement.

We used to take her on walks, too, but she eventually bit through one harness and the second one she can wiggle out of. The only reason she doesn't get the run of the place 24/7 is that she's smart and not above chewing through something to get what she wants, like the cords or antique nighttable on the other side.

/heart my bunny
//who has never, ever, ever sat like the one in the photo up above
///but she will stand on her hind legs and walk a bit if you say 'Rory Calhoun' and is above the cat and dog in house pet hierarchy
////yeah, my bunny rocks
 
2011-05-22 01:33:46 PM
Back in the day; my grandparents raised rabbits for meat. My dad said he knew which ones were going into the pot and which ones weren't; so he played with the ones that weren't going to get eaten.

\cool story bro
 
2011-05-22 01:34:32 PM
Came for pics of bunn... Oh, sorry, wrong bunnies.
 
2011-05-22 01:34:46 PM
BlackJack says hi to everyone!

i275.photobucket.com

He's about 8 years old now, though since he's a shelter bunny I can't say for sure. Been part of my family since June 2004.
 
2011-05-22 01:36:39 PM
And yeah... if you're getting a bunny as a pet, not as a eventual dinner, I don't see how a hutch is a good thing. Granted, mine is a bit larger, but a rough estimate is that they should have four stretched-out-bunny-lengths so they can hop. I've never seen a hutch that big. My bunny's got at least four in current most-restrictive setup and still gets all pouty to get out the second we get home ('pouty' being hopping hard enough to hear her).

/shrug
 
2011-05-22 01:41:59 PM
I do, when I'm hungry.
 
2011-05-22 01:42:44 PM
no lisa, they're just sleeping, hanging upside down......and inside out.
 
2011-05-22 01:45:42 PM
FTFA:


"Three-quarters of the rabbits seen by British vets are in poor health, suffering from obesity and rotting or overgrown teeth."

Fixed.
 
2011-05-22 01:47:26 PM
That rabbit don't give a fark.
 
2011-05-22 01:47:36 PM
The same is true for most animals, in most countries I'm gonna assume.

Animal care really seems to be a difficult concept for most people.
 
2011-05-22 01:52:17 PM
Rabbits eat anything, chicken nuggets up through the food chain all the way to other rabbits, they make rats look like selective eaters- they'll happily eat their own shiat if you turn your back. The added bonus, which this article completely ignores, is they die shortly after you purchase them.

From the comments. Facepalm.

Bunnies are supposed to get their own poop, actually. Not all of it.


Your bunny excretes two kinds of poops, one is for wastes and the other is called cecotropes. If you want a detailed description of cecotropes click on the link and you will be forwarded to a wikipedia site with the definition listed. To put simply, cecotropes, also called "night feces," are the material resulting from the fermentation of food in a part of the digestive system called the "cecum." The cecotropes have plenty of nutrients that your bunny needs, and that can't be supplemented by anything else on the market. It is very important that you look at your rabbit's stool and pay attention that your rabbit is producing the two kinds of poops. I should point out that rabbits usually produce cecotropes at night, but if you see a soft wet looking poop (not runny poops - that indicates your bun is sick), most likely then it is cecotropes.


The More You Know About Rabbits.

They also live for a pretty damn long time if you take care of them right. 8+ years.

They're also supposed to get three different kinds of greens a day. Sucks for us during the winter (lots of parsley was had); now that the garden's coming up bunny's gonna have a daily feast. Good times.
 
2011-05-22 02:15:20 PM

LadyHawke: BlackJack says hi to everyone!

[pic of epic cuteness]
He's about 8 years old now, though since he's a shelter bunny I can't say for sure. Been part of my family since June 2004.


My parents and I adopted a young shelter bun, whom we named Spud, back in 1999 or so while I was still in high school. He's still with my folks, and as clever and mischievous as ever.

/no pics, alas
//El-Ahrairah must be proud...
 
2011-05-22 02:37:24 PM
GF's always telling me about the gigantic albino bunny she had (15 pounds, I guess); apparently it occasionally scared dogs. I've seen a picture or two, and DAMN that was a big bunny. She & I both agree that Elle.t123's bunny is super cute. :)
 
2011-05-22 02:52:19 PM
Wow that rabbit is obese! You can really say it's from the modern world.
 
2011-05-22 03:07:36 PM
Never had a pet bunny, doubt we ever will as house has been taken over by cats. But "awwwww" is at least somewhat apropos, & any pet needs to be loved & well cared for.
i55.tinypic.com
Rabbit exploited by bookseller, online & off
 
2011-05-22 03:13:39 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I've never seen a hutch that big.


You should have seen the one my rabbit had then. It was about 6'x2'. He'd choose to hang out there sometimes even when the door was open and he was free to roam the whole house.
 
2011-05-22 03:15:46 PM
static.guim.co.uk

I almost expect it pull out a blues harp and start blowing "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" or something of that ilk...
 
2011-05-22 03:29:27 PM
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2011-05-22 03:32:40 PM

ankmcfly: That rabbit looks drunk.


What's his Fark handle?
 
2011-05-22 03:35:26 PM
fluffybunny:

Creepy. Reminds me of


www.screenhead.com
 
2011-05-22 03:53:42 PM

Now I Is!: I almost expect it pull out a blues harp and start blowing "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" or something of that ilk...


...or start singing this bunny's song (new window)
 
2011-05-22 03:54:01 PM

ankmcfly: That rabbit looks drunk.


Yeah, cum drunk. Look at where its little paws are. That's not a Jack rabbit, it's a jackin' rabbit.

static.guim.co.uk
 
2011-05-22 03:55:33 PM
images.fanpop.com
 
2011-05-22 03:56:59 PM

RandomExcess: Keeping animals in cages is just wrong. Get a dog or a cat folks, leave the rabbits alone.


Yeah! Rabbits should be kept in the freezer until they are tossed on the grill or in the stew pot.
 
2011-05-22 03:58:14 PM
FTFA: Some great PET rabbit facts:

Fossil remains of the rabbit species date back 64 million years.

Rabbits can purr, almost like cats, and can climb trees and be toilet-trained.

Mild winters and a drop in popularity of rabbit meat have helped the wild rabbit population reach 40 million.

Between 1.6 and two million are kept as pets in the UK. The most popular name is Thumper.

When rabbits are happy, they will jump and twist. This is called a binky.

Rabbit meat is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than chicken, pork and beef

Rabbits can breed from four months and can produce 20 to 40 kittens annually.

The rabbit long jump record is 10ft - set in 1999 by a Danish rabbit called Yabo.

A rabbit's ears can turn in any direction and help in regulating its temperature, which is useful as they can sweat only through the pads on their feet.


/ one of these facts is not like the others.
 
2011-05-22 04:05:03 PM
And what about the rich bunnies?
Can't forget about their needs.
I mean, without the rich bunnies, how could the poor bunnies survive?
 
2011-05-22 04:13:57 PM
This hurts me so much. Bunnies are awesome and special.

It's called timothy hay you bastards.
 
2011-05-22 04:28:04 PM
Bunnies aren't just cute like everybody supposes.
 
2011-05-22 04:35:05 PM
Oh I don't know. They sure sound healthy to me!

"Rabbit meat is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than chicken, pork and beef"

Fluffybunny, that picture is terrifying.

Rabbits are pretty awesome though.

img.dailymail.co.uk
 
2011-05-22 04:40:43 PM
Ah Bunday, makes me want to get one, but I think my dogs would eat it.

/loves and squeezes to all the cute bunnies my fellow Farkers have
//used to be owned by ferrets-I love small animals and they make far greater pets than the wider world seems to believe, even if they are a lot of work they're totally worth it :)
 
2011-05-22 04:45:36 PM
My bun loves me and can't stand my wife. I swear she's jealous (the bunny, not the wife).
 
2011-05-22 04:54:23 PM
My sister raised rabbits for 4-H when I was a kid. The alpha male was a mean bastard, he hung out with the horses and would chase strangers out of the barn. He was a nasty killer beast.
 
2011-05-22 04:54:44 PM
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