Video: This Bunny Loves Playing Jenga!

For Immediate Release:
June 14, 2017

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – We all know that rabbits love to hop, but what about playing games? A new PETA video has the answer, thanks to a bunny named Mordecai (Morty, for short), who shows off his Jenga skills.

Morty wasn’t always a Jenga champion—he used to be stuck inside a tiny backyard hutch and exposed to the freezing winter cold and the scorching summer heat. He couldn’t engage in any types of behavior natural to a bunny—even running or hopping—and he developed a nasty botfly infestation in his skin. Fortunately, he wound up at an animal shelter that transferred him to PETA, where a staffer hopped at the chance to give him a loving home.

Now, Morty loves to run, get his nose petted, and perch on top of the dining room table to “supervise” his guardian as she prepares meals—and, of course, play Jenga!

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way,” and more details about Morty are available on PETA’s blog.

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