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

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

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

Erin – a Cautionary Tale

We are often asked about neutering and if it is worth paying a bit more for a rabbit friendly vet, or driving a bit further to get to one. Our answer is always yes. If your rabbit is ill, with something like a dental spur and you need to have dental surgery quickly, you don’tRead More

Storms and fireworks

Rabbits are prey animals, and often kept outside, and so its worth seeing what you can do to prevent stress, fear and worse occurring as a result of thunder and lightning during storms, as well as fireworks and other loud noises etc. Their behaviour is often to huddle up and get through it, without drawingRead More

Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2

On the ever topical subject of RVHD2, we are frequently asked about the four month quarantine period that seems to be accepted. This advice did not come from the RWAF but in response to the questions regarding it we have released the following statement. It is not possible for the RWAF to issue blanket adviceRead More

Unhealthy ‘rabbit treats’

We have been contacted by a concerned member who found ‘rabbit treats’ for sale and contacted us. Our Specialist Veterinary Adviser, Richard Saunders has written as follows to the manufacturer Happy Pets and the retailer which has already withdrawn them from sale. ‘We are writing to you to express concerns regarding a number of productsRead 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