22 May '11, 9pm

Pet Rabbits Get a RAW Deal: 75% Poorly Cared For in the UK (VIDEO): Rabbits are the third most popular pet in th...

Pet Rabbits Get a RAW Deal: 75% Poorly Cared For in the UK (VIDEO): Rabbits are the third most popular pet in th...

Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK after dogs and cats; in the US, they're in 7th place, after cats, fish, dogs, birds, livestock and horses. Sadly as many as 75% of 2 milllion pet rabbits in the UK are poorly cared for and their needs misunderstood according to a survey by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) cited in the Guardian . Says RSPCA inspector Tony Woodley: "If you ask any RSPCA officer which animal they feel most sorry for, it's usually the poor, forgotten rabbit sitting in a tiny hutch without the proper food, or any food at all, and some dirty water. It might once have been loved for a brief time by some child, but it has quickly been forgotten and it's a very sad sight that I have seen countless times." Woodley said rabbits were often mistakenly seen as an "easy" pet instead of the smart, sociable and curious anima...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/pet-rabbi...

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