Campaign Update Autumn 2020

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Space We have had a lot of enquiries recently about our minimum space recommendations for rabbits, so we thought it would be helpful to clear up any confusion. • Our minimum recommendations Our recommended living area forRead More

Keeping rabbits with birds

We have been asked whether it is safe to keep rabbits in the same area as poultry, primarily chickens. We don’t advise this for several reasons Dietary needs are different. Poultry birds need grain feeds. This is high calorie and low on fibre. It’s a completely unsuitable diet for rabbits, will cause obesity and doesn’tRead More

Winter 2019 Campaign Update

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Animal Encounters, Petting Farms Back in August we were sent this photo and asked for advice. Where do we start pointing out the problems with this set up? And why do these organisers not know better thanRead More

Animal Encounters

This photo is from an animal encounter this weekend. Not good is it? If you go to any attractions or animal encounters this over the Summer please don’t turn a blind eye if you see something you are not happy about. Remember that rabbits kept on display for the general public should be setting goodRead More

RVHD2 vaccine failures

“We here at the RWAF are aware of a number of posts regarding cases of RVHD2 following vaccination, and, whilst new information is constantly being obtained and updated, we wanted to make a statement. Firstly, it is REALLY important to obtain that information, and to make sure it is being reported properly, to the correctRead More

Campaign Update Summer 2019

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Animal Welfare Officer Update July 2018 to January 2019 Following on from the Spring 2018 decision by Pets Corner to finance the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) initiative for another year, this has been a very busy sixRead More

Campaign Update Spring 2019

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for  bunnies. In the news Richard, our Expert Vet, has been busy putting together articles for the Mail on Sunday Healthy Pet Magazine, and also for Pet Plan’s journal. On top of this we did an interview for TheRead More

Campaign Update Autumn 2018

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. The Capone Campaign For those of you that may be reading this for the first time, a quick reminder about our Capone Campaign. The online sale of pet rabbits is a huge problem and rapidly increasing. RabbitsRead More

Pet Rabbit Welfare Guidance

The RWAF is happy to have been involved with working on Pet Rabbit Welfare Guidance, now available on the Scottish Parliament website. This is a great step forward in giving formal structures to ensure that pet rabbits are properly looked after throughout their lives. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/04/3112  

Hot Tips For Keeping Rabbits Warm This Winter

Amongst our members and supporters there is a huge wealth of knowledge, so we asked everyone to share their tips. Some are well tried and tested, but others are ingenious and we wonder how we hadn’t thought of them already! This advice is for rabbits who are in good body condition. Those who are oldRead More