Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Gift That Keeps On Taking

Rabbits have brought me so much joy in my life, that I cannot imagine life without my sweet Benjamin and Cinnamon. And while this Santa may be wise enough to know who is best to receive a rabbit for Christmas, it is better for rabbits as a whole that we humans do not take that action upon ourselves. First, rabbits are not things, they are sentient beings. Second, rabbits require lots of care and as my vet bills this year will attest, they are not cheap to care for. Third, rabbits are a twelve year commitment, at least.  Besides, how do you know the person you are giving a rabbit to is able to care for a bunny?  Yes, bunnies are cute and sweet (as are puppies and kittens) but they would be a gift that would keep on costing someone money, the gift that keeps on taking, if you will. How do you know the person or family you are giving the rabbit to is prepared or willing to foot the bill?  Animals given as gifts more often than not end up at shelters or worse. Please, if you must, give a chocolate rabbit or a stuffed bunny as gifts this year.

The Hoppy Vegan

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