It’s International Rabbit Day! This weekend is dedicated to promoting the well-being of rabbits everywhere- from pet rabbits, to wild rabbits, to lab rabbits, and more.
How can we as rabbit lovers make a difference in a rabbit’s life? Here are a few ways:
- Make sure you are providing a safe, healthy, enriching indoor home for your pet rabbit. Take a look at our Rabbit Care and Rabbit Behavior sections for information about proper diet, indoor housing, bunny proofing, enrichment, and more. Our article, How to Care for a Pet Rabbit, provides a basic overview. Share the article with other rabbit owners!
- Boycott and/or peacefully protest companies and organizations whose practices exploit rabbits (from product testing, to selling rabbit meat, to fur-farming, to conducting rabbit rodeos/scrambles, etc.).
- Support cruelty-free companies. Look for the Leaping Bunny logo on products. You can do a product search here.
What will you do to celebrate International Rabbit Day?
International Rabbit Day is a great opportunity to appreciate the joy that rabbits bring to our lives. Take the time to celebrate the rabbits in your life and find ways you can support rabbit welfare worldwide.
There are many rabbit welfare organizations you can support through fostering, volunteering, and donations. Find a local rescue or shelter here, or if there aren’t any organizations nearby, you can donate to the House Rabbit Society headquarters.
How will you celebrate bunnies today?
Every year, International Rabbit Day is held on the fourth Saturday or Sunday of September. This year, that weekend falls on September 22-23.
International Rabbit Day is a day to consider the welfare of all rabbits — to promote the proper care of pet bunnies so they can live happy and healthy lives. We’d also like to call attention to the joy and enrichment that well-cared-for rabbits can bring to the lives of their human companions.
Below are a few articles from My House Rabbit that fit the spirit of the day:
September 26th is International Rabbit Day. The day is set aside to celebrate rabbits and promotes the protection and care of rabbits both wild and domestic.
Chapters of the House Rabbit Society will be celebrating worldwide. Be sure to check out their site to find an event near you.
We’ll be celebrating Coco and Cosette the same way we do every day with cheek rubs, a hearty meal of greens, and a few annoyed glances while they inevitably chew on the molding. Okay, okay, maybe we’ll give them an extra treat. Whatever we do, we’ll be sure to let them know that we appreciate the fun and love they bring into our lives.