Monday, April 14, 2014

Pleading on behalf of Edward (warning photos are graphic)

It has been a long time since we've had a blog post entry. With Easter just around the corner,
I would like to introduce you to Eddie G. Edward was most likely a live gift from an Easter past. Eds was found close to death, eating dried bread in someone's yard. Ear mites had completely taken over and he was nothing but skin and bones. His eyes were crusted shut and he was too weak to attempt to escape his rescuer. 
What happened to Edward is quite common. A bunny is purchased on impulse without thinking about the future. When the person becomes tired of the bunny, they are set free. Domestic rabbits cannot survive in the wild. It is a death sentence. You are not setting them free, you are sentencing them to a horrible death. 

Edward is safe now. He will never know that kind of suffering again. If you see this kind of thing happening, please speak up. It is a brutal end for a bunny and also a crime to abandon an animal in the wild. It would have been kinder to leave him at a kill shelter. A quick death would have been far better than the suffering this bunny went through.

“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.” 

Cesar Chavez