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Rabbits Rescued From Rib Restaurant

Written by PETA | March 12, 2010

PETA recently received a call about more than 20 rabbits who were crowded into a junk-filled outdoor enclosure at the back entrance of a barbecue joint in Oregon. The restaurant’s excuse for the cruel captivity? For the kids to play with, they said. But there was nothing kid- or rabbit-friendly about the squalid setup or the rabbits’ garbage-scrap diet.


What would your kids learn from this?


A concerned passerby reported the rabbits’ precarious condition to PETA, and we acted quickly. After several visits from local officials, the restaurant agreed to surrender all the rabbits to a reputable local humane society that will find them loving indoor homes.

Animal abuse isn’t always hidden, so keep your eyes peeled for animals in need and always speak up when you see cruelty.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Marnie says:

    That is now the best excuse I ever heard giving every animal a name would change a lot…

  • Laura Whitworth says:

    My God!! Thank God literally for Peta for saving those bunnys!! With spring here I hate to think of all the baby bunnies ckicks and ducks thatsome kids will get for Easter… just to be abandoned with their “cuteness” wears off

  • Curtis says:

    I live in Eugene and am sad to hear this occurred in my state!

  • Andre Inglis says:

    Anyone can report abuse like this. It is up to YOU to do it. We cannot expect PETA to do all the work for us! Thank you to the person that decided to contact PETA about this. Great work!

  • azucena says:

    thank you for savibg those bunnies.

  • Trish says:

    Thank you for rescuing those bunnies poor buns were probably starved and terrified out there and certainly not treated like house pets. Our three rescued rabbits could have ended up in a situation like that if it wasn’t for someone to see a problem and speak up about it so thanks again to the kind person who helped them

  • Beatrice says:

    i just really hate those people treating animals like junk. It was so awful.Sometimes have to think about the money you spending on eating good foods or so call ‘chief special menus’fancy restaurant eventually you are paying and support them to kill these innocent animals.

  • moo.lennon. says:

    ribs..that sounds gross.i mean animals dont have spare ribs!we all have the same parts.except theyanimals have a beautiful heart we on the other sideexcept the crueltyfree ones. have an ugly heart.