Rabbit ownership survey

Can you spare a few minutes to complete our survey please? The purpose of this survey is to better understand who owns rabbits, and so that we can show politicians that rabbit welfare matters to voters and that we need to be heard. We also want to improve understanding of rabbits by regulators, government andRead More

New rabbit meat farm application in Rutland

When we were objecting to planning applications in Cornwall and Buckinghamshrie our supporters got together with whatever they could afford and we managed to lodge comprehensive, professional objections to both plans thanks to using a planning consultant. The objection in Cornwall was a success and we have you to thank for that! We are waitingRead More

Planning application – objection

The RWAF is appalled to learn of T&S Nurseries’ planning application to Cornwall Council for the building of a rabbit meat farm. The same company raised a similar application 10 years ago for a site in Nottinghamshire and the RWAF, with the help of a Planning Consultant, lodged formal objections to the application which wereRead More

Animal Welfare Officer’s Annual Report 2020

working with Report regarding Animal Welfare Officer’s work for the period 2020 Introduction 2020 was a very unusual year for everyone, and the work that I would normally undertake was massively impacted by the three 2020 Lockdowns, and the huge impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on how people lived their lives. However, far from reducingRead 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

Spring 2020 Campaign Update

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund – Animal Welfare Officer Update – June 2019 to December 2019 We are so very lucky to have Mark working with us. He has absolutely thrown himself into this role and isRead More

Cardboard

A message from our Specialist Veterinary Adviser, Richard Saunders We are aware of lots of comments regarding cardboard at the moment. Cardboard toilet and paper towel roll inners can be very useful as an enrichment tool, and many many rabbit owners use boxes filled with hay and with holes cut inside, or toilet roll innersRead More

Home Sweet Home – Renting With Your Rabbit

Guest post by Elaine Line We know it can be hard to find pet-friendly rental accommodation. We hear frequently 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 tryRead 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

Clothes, harnesses and pushchairs!

Here at RWAF we are often asked our opinion on things like harnesses, clothes for rabbits and this week taking rabbits out in pushchairs! It is impossible to cover every eventuality that owners might think up for their pet rabbits, but to try and cover as many as possible we would say that rabbits shouldRead More