Farm parks, mobile zoos and animal encounters.

Rabbits have the misfortune of being found in various locations, such as farm parks, mobile petting zoos, and animal encounters. These places should all be licenced and inspected, so they should have good welfare standards, but the truth is that we have yet to see one that we think meets the Animal Welfare Act and […]

Home Sweet Home. Renting with your rabbit

We know it can be hard to find pet-friendly rental accommodation. Guest post by Elaine Line We frequently hear of people having to give up their much-loved pets when moving into rented property. This is very distressing for owners and can also place huge burdens on animal rescues who very often have to try and […]

2023 Round Up

NFS Show 2023

There are many reasons rabbits are amongst the most neglected of pets and so much work to do to improve their welfare. As we say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024, we thought it would be helpful to share with you what we think are the main problems and how we’re trying to help. We […]

The Rabbit-Friendly Vet Directory

A reminder that we have a published rabbit-friendly vet directory on our website, which is free for you to use. Vets are assessed thoroughly, and not everyone who applies passes and is included. Any complaints about member practices are taken very seriously and fully investigated. A lot of work goes into maintaining this rabbit-friendly directory […]

Perceptions of the Rabbit

Say No to School Rabbits

Although initiatives to improve companion rabbit welfare have been made in recent times, through e.g. the availability of evidence-based husbandry guidelines, the traditional view of these animals as children’s ‘starter pets’ is still prevailing. A recent study by Cecilie Ravn Skovlund, Peter Sandøe and their colleagues highlights how such views can be detrimental to rabbit […]

Scared of the Dark

The use of a live rabbit on the ‘Scared of the Dark’ tv programme was inappropriate as it is detrimental to the rabbit’s welfare. Rabbits are a social species, and being individually housed, as this rabbit was, is aversive. Rabbits spend the majority of their time with a companion when possible (e.g. Huls et al. […]

Last night’s Scared of the Dark involved a live rabbit. From 13 minutes.Danny Dyer said it himself, “poor little Thumper” If you would like to complain about this programme you can do it here:

Why rabbit breeding regulations need to change

There is currently a severe lack of legislation for rabbit breeding, and the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund intends to change that The UK’s leading rabbit welfare organisation, the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund, is demanding changes in legislation to require rabbit breeders to be licensed. They have recently launched a petition asking for a […]

BBC Sort Your Life Out Rabbit Rejection

Sort Your Life Out

This is just unbelievable isn’t it? We have had lots of complaints about ‘Sort your life out’ aired on BBC One on Wednesday night.Watch on BBC iPlayer Approx 48 minutes inSo, if you would like to complain to the BBC following this, you can do so via this link: BBC Make A Complaint

Adopt Don’t Shop Campaign: BBC West Midlands

BBC Midlands Today Report

We are so pleased that our ‘Rabbit Sales Amnesty’ and ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ campaign is getting some great press coverage throughout the country. Check out this fab interview on Midland Today on 25th November 2022. Thank you so much to FatFluffs for their support in helping us get the message out about the unprecedented crisis […]

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