Video: PETA Hops to the Rescue of 83 Sweet Rabbits—and Now They’re Up for Adoption!

For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2015

Contact:
Moira Colley 202-483-7382

PETA has released a new video, which documents what occurred when we discovered an unusual Craigslist ad posted by the owners of a rabbit breeding farm in Southern California who wanted to close up shop and were looking to sell their remaining “stock” of 83 rabbits. They didn’t care whether the animals ended up as “pets,” pelts, or pet food, so, of course, PETA had to step in!

With the help of the San Diego Humane Society, we rescued the rabbits, who had been living day after day in barren cages exposed to the elements and surrounded by piles of their own waste. The rabbits were suffering from open sores on their sensitive feet caused by the sharp wire cages, as well as varying medical problems, including tumors, hair loss, respiratory problems, skin sores, and dental issues. We made sure the rabbits were cleaned up and received veterinary care, clean and comfortable bedding, and fresh food, and now they’re waiting for the perfect families to adopt them.

More details are available on PETA’s blog.

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