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honeybunny
04-11-2010, 06:30 PM
Received this

"Hi have your leaflet on bunnies and are enquiring if you have any large does at

the moment. I am looking for 1 doe who has not been neutered.

Thanks
S***** "

I replied

"Hi S*****

we do have a lot of rabbits looking for homes
When you say large have you a certain breed in mind and why not neutered?

Regards

Jill @ Honeybunnies "

guess the reply.....
just arrived

" Thanx 4 reply. Want a new zealand white or flemish gaint or simelar. I have a
buck and would like 2 breed with him."

do people really think rescues will supply breeding animals..and what sort of breeder gets a rescue one for their stock?:roll:

just wording a polite reply..may take me some time!

Louise G
04-11-2010, 06:32 PM
:shock: some people are so ridiculously clueless!

Fluffers
04-11-2010, 06:33 PM
I note the S***** = STUPID :lol::lol:

Fluffers
04-11-2010, 06:34 PM
Would you like to invite them to the fundraiser on Sunday - maybe they'd like to watch the slide show? :roll:

weeble
04-11-2010, 06:35 PM
Received this

"Hi have your leaflet on bunnies and are enquiring if you have any large does at

the moment. I am looking for 1 doe who has not been neutered.

Thanks
S***** "



Well she obviously hasnt flippin read it grrrr :evil:

susie bun
04-11-2010, 06:35 PM
:shock::shock::shock::shock:

Good luck wording the reply ...

HoppingBinky
04-11-2010, 06:38 PM
:shock::shock::shock::evil::evil::evil:. Obviously looking for a fast few quid. Stupid woman.:evil:

beccimarie
04-11-2010, 06:39 PM
Puh...:? ii dont understand some people how silly :roll:

LuceMarbles
04-11-2010, 06:40 PM
You might want to count to 10 first :lol:

honeybunny
04-11-2010, 06:41 PM
I note the S***** = STUPID :lol::lol:

that's quite funny as sometimes that 's what I want to type..or something not quite as polite:lol:
sent reply..explaining why we don't support breeding etc.....

BattleKat
04-11-2010, 06:48 PM
I'd love to see her reply, it's unbelievable.

When we bought our dog home from the rescue the lady told us how someone tried to return a boxer to them because he wasn't mating, when she said they were a rescue and neuter all the dogs apparently the couple kicked up a huge fuss saying they'd been falsely sold a pedigree.
a) castrated males clearly don't have nuts, b) they repeatedly tell you that the 140 for the dog is just to cover neutering, vaccinations, worming, etc. I couldn't believe the stupidity! :shock:

Not to mention if you're serious about breeding you'd want an animal that you know the medical history of (not that I support it, but still....). :(

bunlover
04-11-2010, 06:50 PM
dear XXXXXXX

firstly thankyou for contacting us with regards to giving one of our rabbits a home,
im not sure if you read our leaflet thouroughly as all our rabbits are neutered before rehoming, i understand many people think breeding is ok unfortunatly we are not one of them, this is because so many bunnies end up unwanted in rescues due to the amount of unwanted rabbits (children get bored, people loose interest, rabbits have unforseen and costly vet bills etc etc) and i just cant see the need for having more bunnies when there are so many already needing homes, also the only reason i can see for people wanting a bred rabbit is so they can show the rabbits but for this you need the rabbits to be brc rung (which no rescue rabbit is) and also you need several years of family history when breeding to ensure no genetic defects are present again something you would be unable to do with a rescue rabbit. another reason all our rabbits are neutered (apart from the obvious breeding reason) is to prevent cancer which a high percentage of rabbits do suffer from sadly regardless of if they have previously been bred or not. we feel its the least we can do to ensure thier future welfare.

If however you have also changed your mind about breeding, we would love to have you come and look at some of our does (all are spayed already) and give one a loving home, rabbits as im sure you know love company and form lasting bonds of freindship the easiest thing to do would be to neuter your male and pair him with a neutered female from rescue, we can help you choose the right personality rabbit and help with bonding.

We do hope you understand where we are coming from and look forward to hearing from you should you change your mind.

Kind regards xxxxxxx

maybe something along the lines of that? educational but firmly stating why you dont agree with breeding and that you wont supply a breeding rabbit. x

bunlover
04-11-2010, 06:51 PM
that's quite funny as sometimes that 's what I want to type..or something not quite as polite:lol:
sent reply..explaining why we don't support breeding etc.....

ah just noted this post.... hope that she changes her mind xxx

Fluffers
04-11-2010, 06:53 PM
ah just noted this post.... hope that she changes her mind xxx

Sometimes they do - I had a lady contact me via pre-loved re. breeding buns. I explained about the 35,000 per year that end up in rescue etc etc and she sent a really nice reply saying she had no idea, felt awful, was shocked etc & would find another hobby!!

beccimarie
04-11-2010, 06:58 PM
dear XXXXXXX

firstly thankyou for contacting us with regards to giving one of our rabbits a home,
im not sure if you read our leaflet thouroughly as all our rabbits are neutered before rehoming, i understand many people think breeding is ok unfortunatly we are not one of them, this is because so many bunnies end up unwanted in rescues due to the amount of unwanted rabbits (children get bored, people loose interest, rabbits have unforseen and costly vet bills etc etc) and i just cant see the need for having more bunnies when there are so many already needing homes, also the only reason i can see for people wanting a bred rabbit is so they can show the rabbits but for this you need the rabbits to be brc rung (which no rescue rabbit is) and also you need several years of family history when breeding to ensure no genetic defects are present again something you would be unable to do with a rescue rabbit. another reason all our rabbits are neutered (apart from the obvious breeding reason) is to prevent cancer which a high percentage of rabbits do suffer from sadly regardless of if they have previously been bred or not. we feel its the least we can do to ensure thier future welfare.

If however you have also changed your mind about breeding, we would love to have you come and look at some of our does (all are spayed already) and give one a loving home, rabbits as im sure you know love company and form lasting bonds of freindship the easiest thing to do would be to neuter your male and pair him with a neutered female from rescue, we can help you choose the right personality rabbit and help with bonding.

We do hope you understand where we are coming from and look forward to hearing from you should you change your mind.

Kind regards xxxxxxx

maybe something along the lines of that? educational but firmly stating why you dont agree with breeding and that you wont supply a breeding rabbit. x

:) very good! and imformative! hopfully she will change her mind about the breeding thing, but when people are doing it for money chances are they dont care about rabbit welfare :( so sad as so many need loving homes, we dont need anymore being neglected!

BinkyBun
04-11-2010, 07:02 PM
:roll: I just don't understand people breeding animals as a "hobby". Surely a hobby is painting, scrapbooking, knitting etc.

beccimarie
04-11-2010, 07:05 PM
:roll: I just don't understand people breeding animals as a "hobby". Surely a hobby is painting, scrapbooking, knitting etc.

its prob not the best hobby in my books :roll: think they should ban breeding untill all the homeless bunnys get loving homes :love:

Heather&Bart-MyLittleBuns
04-11-2010, 07:07 PM
:shock::shock::shock: How can they believe that a rescue would support breeding?!!

georgie_f
04-11-2010, 07:08 PM
:shock: Does anyone else get the feeling they're going to reply some thing along the lines of 'They won't end up back in rescue, we are going to eat them...'

Rhian33
04-11-2010, 07:09 PM
I took a similar phonecall whilst volunteering one day. It wasn't obvious at first that that's what her plan was but then I got it out of her. I spent the next 10 minutes explaining at leangth all the reasons behind why you shouldn't breed and especially rabbits with unknown genetics. No idea if any of it went in but at least she had the info and hopefully would at least do a little research on how to do it properly if that's what she chose.

Fluffers
04-11-2010, 07:11 PM
:roll: I just don't understand people breeding animals as a "hobby". Surely a hobby is painting, scrapbooking, knitting etc.

I quite agree and pretty much told the lady as much!

honeybunny
04-11-2010, 07:19 PM
Strangely I am getting rather a run of annoying e mails..some people just like winding me up........... ( Jen)

Rhian33
04-11-2010, 07:21 PM
:roll: I just don't understand people breeding animals as a "hobby". Surely a hobby is painting, scrapbooking, knitting etc.

I quite agree as far as rabbits are concerned but I know many people who breed rats as a hobby. They are extremenly responsible and make it their aim to breed kittens with good health and excellent temperaments. Breeding farms just churn out pretty rodents and to hell with possible genetic issues as if the animal dies young people will just replace it so they make more money. Responsible breeders also make new owners sign a contract that they must not breed from their animals and if they can no longer keep them they must be returned to the breeder.

helgalush
04-11-2010, 07:26 PM
I wouldnt bother with a polite email Jill!!! An honest one will do! ;)

Fluffers
04-11-2010, 07:26 PM
Strangely I am getting rather a run of annoying e mails..some people just like winding me up........... ( Jen)

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

willowholly
04-11-2010, 07:38 PM
:shock:nowt so strange as folks!!

TasherR
04-11-2010, 09:04 PM
some people :shock::roll: