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.

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

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

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

Beware of OTC bloat treatments

Here at the RWAF we are often asked about over-the-counter (OTC) medications for rabbits with gastrointestinal disorders, such as bloating. The two products generally discussed are simethicone and dimethicone and, less commonly, gripe water. Simethicone and dimethicone are types of medication known as surfactants, rather than drugs as such. The way that surfactants work isRead More

A Hutch is Not Enough and Preloved listings

The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) launched our A Hutch is Not Enough campaign a few years ago now but we would like to remind everyone why we did it and let everyone know about a welcome move by Preloved, the classified ads listing site. What does A Hutch is Not Enough mean? ARead More