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2014-08-15 08:25:49

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market's sale of bunny meat (same breed as pet rabbits) is drawing widespread criticism. In a statement from SaveABunny and the House Rabbit Society, over 70 businesses, humane societies, animal rescue groups, and over 10,000 people, have already petitioned Whole Foods Market to immediately stop the sale of rabbit meat. On August 17th, protests will be held outside 40+ Whole Foods Markets nationwide....

Rabbits Kept Indoors Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency
2014-04-10 11:26:53

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rabbits that remain indoors may suffer from a lack of vitamin D, researchers report in a new study. In rabbits kept as pets or used in laboratory studies, the deficiency could lead to dental problems, undermine their cardiovascular health, weaken their immune systems and skew scientific findings. The study found that regular exposure to artificial ultraviolet B light for two weeks doubled rabbits' serum vitamin D levels – an increase not seen...

2012-02-15 15:00:00

To celebrate Leap Year and National Adopt a Rabbit Month, Petco stores nationwide will honor bunnies during the monthly Meet the Critters events on the weekend of February 18 and 19, 2012 from 1-2pm. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Hop into Leap Year with the perfect cotton-tailed addition: a rabbit! According to PetFinder.com, over 1.4 million households are proud to call these furry friends their pets thanks to their outgoing and social demeanors. To celebrate Leap Year and...

2010-08-30 14:04:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selamectin, a widely used product that kills parasites in dogs and cats, is an effective treatment for fleas in pet rabbits, according to a Kansas State University research team. James Carpenter, professor of zoological medicine, collaborated with Michael Dryden, professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and Butch KuKanich, an associate professor of anatomy and physiology. The team recently found that not only is topical...

2010-03-25 11:32:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby bunnies are cute and quite popular around Easter, but if you want to buy a live one, the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) urges you to first consider if a rabbit is the right pet for you. Many of the baby bunnies adopted around Easter are abandoned a few months later when the novelty wears off. "Rabbits can be affectionate, intelligent pets," says Mark Nunez, DVM, president of the CVMA. "However, as is true with any pet,...

2009-06-02 13:44:11

A Canadian man who runs a small rural rabbit farm in Ontario says he's going broke after rustlers broke into his barn for a third time this year. Larry Byers told police in Springmount thieves took 77 rabbits, four bags of feed and nine transport cages late Saturday or early Sunday from his barn, which showed no sign of forced entry, the North Bay Nugget reported. In January, thieves struck the barn twice in two days, but only took four rabbits the first night and 12 the second night, he...

2008-07-26 18:00:14

A pet rabbit saved a couple from a fire that swept through their home in Melbourne. It scratched at their bedroom door as they slept and woke the man up. He discovered the fire in a back room and smoke spreading quickly through the house and was able to take his wife to safety. (c) 2008 Western Mail. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2005-06-11 09:38:31

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- State officials are investigating an outbreak of a rare, rapidly spreading disease that killed about 100 rabbits on a southwest Indiana farm. The rabbit deaths mark the first recorded diagnosis in Indiana of rabbit hemorrhagic disease, a virus that causes death in about 90 percent of infected animals, said Denise Derrer, spokeswoman for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. In late May, a Vanderburgh County farmer, who raises rabbits to sell as pets and food for...


Latest Domestic rabbit Reference Libraries

Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris
2012-05-03 12:23:42

The marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris), is found in the coastal and marsh covered regions of the eastern and southern United States. It is sometimes called the marsh hare. This rabbit has three subspecies, and the range for them is small. The Carolina marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris palustris) inhabits mainland areas. The Florida marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris paludicola) inhabits the peninsula regions of Florida, but is not found along a northern area of the Miami coast. Only found...

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2006-12-26 11:18:38

The European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is a species of rabbit native to southern Europe. European Rabbits are small, gray-brown mammals ranging from 13 to 18 in (34 to 45 cm) long, and are approximately 3 to 5 pounds (1.3-2.2 kg) in weight. They have four sharp incisors (two on top, two on bottom) that grow continuously throughout their life. They also have two peg teeth on the top behind the incisors. Rabbits have long ears, large hind legs, and short, fluffy tails. Rabbits move by...

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