USA - Easter bunnies
Date: 03/28/1997 04:00 AM
It's the time of year when children's minds start turning to a
floppy eared creature that brings chocolate eggs at Easter time.
And along with the eggs children sometimes want a real rabbit in
their easter baskets.
However the Hummane Society is warning parents against bringing
home a Flopsey, Mopsey or Cottontail for the children, saying
rabbits are not as easy to care for as you might think.
The Hummane Society says a stuffed bunny is probably a better
bet as an Easter gift, after all an Easter Bunny is not just for
Easter it's for life.
Woman picking rabbit out of cage;
CU rabbit in cage;
SOT Dee Fugit, Idaho Hummane Society, "They really are not
the best pet, particulary for young children because they can
handle them wrong and then they could die in the first week or
so and of course it is devastating for the child and the
Rabbit comes up to cage;
rabbit twiching it's nose;
SOT Dee Fugit, Idaho Hummane Society, "Rabbits teeth will
grow very quickly and you have trim them if you don't give them
the proper thing to eat they also need speical nutrition, and
they need lots of love and care and lot of people don't realise
that they like to be petted and held just like a cat or a dog
Rabbit sale sign on side of road;
SOT Joe Elliot, animal breeder, "It's for as long as the
rabbit lives, which is up to ten years."
Toy store with man holding baby who hugs a stuffed rabbit.