This year’s International Rabbit Day falls on Saturday, September 26. This special occasion occurs on the fourth Saturday and/or Sunday of every September and serves to celebrate rabbits and advocate for their well-being.
From pet rabbits, to wild rabbits, to laboratory rabbits, and meat rabbits, all of these animals deserve our attention. What actions will you take to improve the lives of these rabbits?
Here are some suggestions:
- 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.
For all bunny lovers, regardless of if you own a bunny or not, we will be posting an exclusive International Rabbit Day Gift Guide on September 26. The Gift Guide will list stores from the Etsy Rabbits Team, a group of Etsy shop owners who love and support rabbits and rabbit rescue. Each store will be offering special coupons and promos to celebrate the day!
Check back on September 26 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.
wonderful post 🙂 thank you Abi!
What kind of rabbit is pictured here? We recently rescued one that looks almost identical & I’m wondering what kind it is. Thanks!
Cosette (the larger one) is a dwarf mix, and Coco is a dwarf rabbit. Both are agouti colored.