Parliamentary Rabbit Photograph Competition

To improve standards of rabbit welfare, we need to get the Government to take a more active stance on rabbit welfare issues. To gather supporters and raise awareness within Westminster about our cause, we’ve launched Parliamentary Rabbit Photograph Competition. We are asked MPs, Lords and their staff to submit photographs of their pets, and weRead More

Rabbits and Tonic Immobility (TI)

We have recently been made aware of the paper on Tonic Immobility (TI) and the discussion about it on social media. The paper is freely available as an open access item and we would encourage people to read it in order to form an opinion. This was a small study, limited to small, young rabbitsRead More

RWAF Welfare & Ethics day 5th June 2021

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KitKat Big Bunny Hutch

We here at the RWAF are disappointed to see the online series “KitKat Big Bunny Hutch” for several reasons. 1. Programmes like this encourage the impulse purchase of rabbits, showing them as easy to care for animals, focusing on their “cute” behaviours and appearances, without explaining the challenges of keeping rabbits correctly and meeting allRead More

Love your weekend – update

Here at the RWAF we were disappointed in ‘Love your weekend’ shown this weekend, for many reasons. We’ve had lots of comments and complaints about the segment, and I have now had a chance for a chat with the shows’ vet Dr Navaratnam Partheeban MRCVS. Dr Partheeban was given a very challenging brief, to tellRead More

Love your weekend

We here at the RWAF were disappointed in ‘Love your weekend’ shown this weekend for many reasons. We’ve had lots of comments and complaints, and have reviewed the footage in depth. Essentially, we feel that the rabbits were presented as being highly suitable children’s pets, and there was more emphasis on some breed variations thanRead More

Are Christmas trees safe for rabbits?

We’ve been contacted a few times regarding a post that suggested giving old Christmas trees to bunnies. We have this update from Richard: “While chewing on the bark wont necessarily do rabbits any harm (unless it has been treated with fire retardants etc), we do not recommend allowing access to Christmas Trees for rabbits. TheRead More

Richard’s RAW interview on BBC Cambridge

Rabbit Awareness Week is a wrap! There was a huge amount of coverage and brilliant feedback. You can still listen to Richard’s interview here. It starts at 1 hour 11 mins in.

Win an £500 amazon voucher!

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