Thursday, March 26, 2009
Make Me Chocolate!
If you haven't heard of the "Make Mine Chocolate™" campaign, it is a movement started by the Columbus House Rabbit Society, a non-profit rabbit rescue in Ohio. The goal is to help educate the public that rabbits make terrible Easter gifts.
Sadly, rabbits are the third animal, behind cats and dogs, that are surrendered to animal shelters. Many are also "set free" after the Holiday, where they face death and injury from starvation, predation and roads. Rabbits can live ten years or more, and require as much work as a cat or dog. They should be spayed or neutered for the best health, need room to run around every day and must have a quality diet to thrive.
This Easter, I encourage everyone to think before you buy. If you still want a rabbit and are ready for the commitment, consider adopting one from your local animal shelter or rescue organization.
For more information on caring for rabbits, visit
The House Rabbit Society
A WA state rabbit rescue
More on the campaign
Make Mine Chocolate
and the UK version
Make Mine Chocolate UK
The Humane Society of the US
I donate the sale of artwork to various animal rescue organizations in my Etsy shop- including the painting above- just click the "For the Animals" Section.