Make Mine Chocolate is an international campaign started by the Columbus House Rabbit Society in 2002. The campaign’s goal is to educate the public about the realities of owning a pet rabbit and to discourage the practice of giving live bunnies as gifts for Easter. Instead, they urge people to give chocolate bunnies instead.
The initiative started as a way to address the continual problem of people flooding rescues and shelters with their unwanted rabbits or just dumping the rabbits outside to die after the Easter holiday.
Learn more about Make Mine Chocolate and find out how you can get involved at their website.
Many of us in the bunny community already know that year after year, shelters and rescues get inundated with unwanted pet rabbits a few weeks after Easter.
So let’s try to spread the word that pet rabbits should not be Easter impulse buys! It comes down to this: if you haven’t done any research or put any thought into whether or not a real rabbit is a good fit for you and your family, go the chocolate bunny route instead.
If you live near Roseville, CA, you can purchase one of these sweethearts in person at the Roseville Petco on Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. Bunnies range from $20 – $40 depending on the style, and all proceeds benefit Leaps and Bounds Rabbit Rescue. If you don’t live in the area, email email@example.com to arrange for a bunny to be shipped. Shipping costs $5.70.
Vintage Chocolate Easter Bunnies by Historical Chocolate Company
Easter is just around the corner, and hopefully many of you are aware of the Make Mine Chocolate campaign which advocates giving chocolate bunnies instead of real bunnies as gifts. To extend upon that theme, here is a list of other Easter Bunny confections you may enjoy!
The Hay Experts, one of the UK partners of the Make Mine Chocolate!™ campaign, is now offering ceramic pins resembling chocolate bunnies in their store. The idea is to promote MMC’s message that chocolate bunnies are better Easter gifts than live rabbits. By wearing the unique pin, people will be inclined to ask you about it, and this presents the perfect opportunity to spread the word that rabbits are not disposable pets. This helps reach MMC’s goal of educating the public on the proper care of house rabbits, so if they do decide to adopt a rabbit, they are adequately prepared to take on the responsibility.
All the profits from sales of the pins will be donated to a rabbit rescue.