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Lillian
15-12-2009, 10:32 PM
At the moment :cry:

I often browse sites and email the people offering 'free' bunnies.. just to let them know about the dangers if the animals end up in the wrong hands, and let them know about places like RU etc. Normally i find one or two ads.. tonight i've found so, so many. Its heart breaking, i wish i help all these bunnies. Ive just come across a 'free' young french lop and a litter of 'free' agouti up eared bunnies. It makes me worry so much.

hurricanhoney
15-12-2009, 10:49 PM
Its so upsetting but in the long run it is better to rehome from rescues and free up space for other bunnies. There is a breeder local to me giving away old stock for free :roll: It makes me so angry. :censored:

angeleyes
15-12-2009, 10:52 PM
It is horrible, i had to turn a blind eye to 3 female buns being offered for free not far from me :cry: We just cannot help them all unfortunately :cry:

Becky86
15-12-2009, 10:58 PM
I dont even look at Preloved or anything anymore as i know there will be loads that i cant help :( Its so sad. xXx

KarenRGPR
15-12-2009, 11:05 PM
I know someone that lurks on forums to find out where the free guineas are then collects them and breeds from them (not a member of the Cavy Fancy)- one of the reasons I like RU- no Freeads!

Lillian
15-12-2009, 11:06 PM
I know someone that lurks on forums to find out where the free guineas are then collects them and breeds from them (not a member of the Cavy Fancy)- one of the reasons I like RU- no Freeads!

Thats awful :( Poor guineas

Bunnyaddict
15-12-2009, 11:43 PM
I daren't look as it breaks my heart to think of them all & be unable to help them :cry:

neenee
16-12-2009, 12:40 AM
:( Me and my mum sometimes phone or email these people because alot of larger snake owners feed baby rabbits to there snake, its pretty common and i even know people who do it :shock: Its horrible but we have managed to pursuade people to put a price of even 10 on. Just hope they got good homes :(

georgie_f
16-12-2009, 12:55 AM
There's always loads of free buns on my local classifieds website too. I think it's a bit irresponsible. A lot of the ones that have been advertised the last couple of months have had 'perfect christmas present' and 'ideal kiddies pets' and stuff like that written on them. :( I guess it's mostly daft people that have accidentally bred their rabbits and don't have the space to house the babies. The rescues and the pet shops are all full here at the moment.

I do often see nice ads though, normally from people going off to uni and stuff saying that they're looking for a new home for their buns and that they will want to see the new home etc.

Mostly it's the bad ads though. And tbh, I don't think I'd be too keen on getting a free rabbit unless it was from someone I knew. I'd be worried they were getting rid because of health or behaviour problems or something. :shock:

VickiP
16-12-2009, 01:10 AM
:( I think surely the day has to come where there is tighter legislation and controls for the protection of domestic rabbits. I find it incredible that we can all take our rabbits to the vets for vaccinations etc and adhere to the correct guidelines for their welfare and others can just disregard the whole thing and these animals are allowed to be advertised/or given away like they are nothing with no rights. What is happening here - would it be acceptable for someone from Korea to come here and start breeding dogs for food? I think an animals welfare act should extend to all species large or small and be enforceable in equal measure regardless of the species. These adverts shouldn't be allowed in my opinion, it is providing a vehicle for these deviants of the law.:evil:

Lillian
16-12-2009, 02:57 AM
A lot of the ones that have been advertised the last couple of months have had 'perfect christmas present' and 'ideal kiddies pets' and stuff like that written on them.

I saw one saying 'Bunny with cage - Bargain' :censored:

I completely agree with everything VickiP said!

Angie65
16-12-2009, 10:09 AM
I got a phone call to take two recently & I haven't rehomed buns off free ads in AGES. They got my number off their friend whose buns I took (about 3 years ago) & "wanted to give me" 2 3 month old buns from P@H - they don't know the sexes:roll:. And a budgie:?