Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A True Story


Once upon time in a nearby neighborhood, Aptos, in California, there was a man who bred rabbits. At first he didn't have very many rabbits and he took fairly good care of them. He found that it was terribly easy to have more and more rabbits and he could sell them to pet stores as pets and he could sell them to pet stores as snake food. He had lots and lots of rabbits, of course he couldn't keep them in his house, only crazy people do that, so he kept them outside, after all they are animals. One day a nosy, nosy man who just could not mind his own business was doing his job and saw the rabbit breeder's set up. It was Extreme Makeover from an opposite and evil universe. Some rabbits were swimming in 6 inches of water and some had 6 inches of feces piled in their cages. Instead of proper water bottles or cute dishes with Peter Rabbit designs on them to drink from the rabbits had mason jars of water. Yes, you already realize the problem, a rabbit can only drink from the top, once the water level is decreased by a a couple inches they can't reach it. Many were pregnant, wounded, or emaciated. However none needed to by euthanized. The county had been monitoring the breeding facility for years, it was zoned for 65 rabbits, but, oops, there were 114, so it was shut down and the rabbits were taken to two nearby shelters where the good people doing a difficult job did the best they could. The Rabbit Haven, the local rabbit rescue organization, has been helping by bringing in supplies and doing the cleaning, feeding, grooming, nail clipping and general love and attention. None of these rabbits has had a moment of kindness or care in their lives. Rabbit Haven is working hard to get them into foster homes because the shelters will begin to euthanize when they are full, it's just the way it is. The rabbits are also adoptable. Anyone anywhere in the world can help these bunnies with a donation to the Rabbit Haven, click HERE and find the donation link in the article. You can read the Sentinel version of the breeder raid HERE.

Tyler will be donating all the dandelions he cannot eat.

13 comments:

Jade said...

As a former shelter bun, Mr. Mick will be sending in a donation so that more rabbits can find a forever home like he did. He says that Tyler can send him some dandelion greens as well if there are any leftovers.

Paula said...

I'm definitely seeing a lot of improvement in Tyler's bunorigami skills...

And a pox on the breeder and all his kith and kin.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

thank you Jade, Mr. Mick is a compassion master, please give him extra pets from us !!
And thanks to Paula too, she has donated already <3

Christina said...

I have seen such a place. Tango and Mojo came from there. They are living breathing nightmares for bunnies.

Good man Tyler.

Lana said...

Oh man, i think i was sad at the bun raising for food to snakes...as the proud and adoring mom of my little Cotton Patch...i figure she would want me to donate... This is so sad that people dont realize what they are doing to these buns just to earn a dollar... :(

Cara said...

Tyler's donation of all the dandelions he cannot eat could really turn out to be very small.

Silver does not have a water bottle since she will not use it, nor fancy water dish with peter rabbit on it. Her water dish is stainless steel no-tip no-spill for dogs, but the stainless is polished to a mirror surface and she can admire herself in it. What more could a pretty girl wish for than a mirror?

Lisa said...

Tyler does not approve, nor do we. We are happy to make our donation, albeit a small one.

It's really refreshing to see that law enforcement in California cares enough and has the resources to look out for bunnies.

SixBunnies said...

There is no limit to hoomin stoopidity! Such dear, sweet, gentle souls our rabbits are. I can't help but thing what goes through the bunnies' minds and it makes me cry ... I just hug mine and cry sometimes because I could not imagine letting anything happen to them. I felt horrible because I left the ceiling fan on in their room the other night and it got a little chilly ... Luna's ears were cold when I served breakfast (she's my little cold bunny who likes to be warm) ... I worried all day that they were uncomfortable. HOW IN THE WORLD can anyone intentionally inflict pain on them??? Oh, they should be glad I am not God!

Crafty Green Poet said...

It's awful how some people treat animals, just awful

LOS said...

(sigh)

Michelle May said...

Stupid man! Poor little bunnies! Good people at Rabbit Haven!

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