Rabbits and Tonic Immobility (TI)

We have recently been made aware of the paper below 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. http://www.medycynawet.edu.pl/images/stories/pdf/pdf2021/062021/2021066541.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1VvtmthLajMJOFTv8l86X9pgw2jxMKo5MHWIKNMVQ1ETsb5LuM3CzSY_4 This was a small study, limited to small,Read More

RWAF Welfare & Ethics day 5th June 2021

EARLY BIRD EXTENDED UNTIL 17th MAYBE QUICK AND BOOK NOW! You can watch later if you are not able to watch on the day. Please join us book here

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:https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ml8gv It starts at 1 hour 11 mins in.

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

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

Campaign Update Summer 2021

Welcome to another Campaign Update, keeping you informed of our constant fight to make things better for bunnies. Pets4Homes In the run up to Easter 2021, we advertised on the Pets4Homes platform. Rabbiting On readers will know how concerned we are about online rabbit sales, but in order to reach as many owners as possibleRead 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

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

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

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