Please SIGN and SHARE our petition to improve the lives of the UK's pet rabbits.(April 25, 2013)
Despite being the UK’s third most popular pet, with an estimated 1.6 million currently kept. Rabbits have been identified as the MOST neglected and cruelly treated pet.
Something has to change!
We are petitioning to urge the UK government to introduce a code of practice for the welfare of domestic rabbits.
For our petition to be considered for debate in the house in commons we need to get 100,000 signatures in one year.
This is a very tall order so we need YOUR help! Please help us to acheive our goal by signing the petition yourself. Please also help us by sharing wherever possible.
The issues surrounding the current rabbit welfare crisis in the UK are complicated and there is sadly no quick fix. However, we believe that the first step towards an improvement in the lives of the UK's pets rabbits is for the government to acknowledge their importance and to introduce a code of practice for the welfare of domestic rabbits. Codes of practice currently exist for the welfare of dogs and cats. These outline what is needed for these animals to be correctly cared for and what is needed to comply with the Animal Welfare Act 2006. These codes of practice also help the courts decide when an animal welfare offence has been committed.
Rabbits do not have a voice - we must speak for them.