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1 of 680,000 rabbits kept alone in UK

“WE CAN’T CALL OURSELVES A NATION OF PET LOVERS,” SAYS ANIMAL WELFARE CHARITY AS IT SLAMS BRITIAN FOR RABBIT NEGLECT

A leading rabbit welfare charity has hit out at our claim to be a nation of pet lovers suggesting there is an “acceptable neglect” of rabbits in the UK.

In the run up to this year’s Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW), Rae Todd from the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund (RWAF) says thousands of "pet rabbits have become “nothing more than garden ghosts” after suffering cruel neglect at the hands of their owners."

“We think we’re a nation of pet lovers but we’re not,” she says. “It’s about time we dropped that label and aimed at being a nation of good pet owners.”

According to RWAF figures some 67,000 rabbits are dumped in rescue centres, either due to regretted impulse purchases, the cost of vaccination and neutering or behavioural issues, and end up leading lonely lives.

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