View Full Version : What could you do this year to promote /help rabbit welfare?

Mrs. Bunnykins
03-01-2015, 10:17 PM
For me, I will (hopefully) have a stand at a local fete(s) to raise money for RWA and PaP and chat to fellow bunny owners an hopefully to prospective owners too.

Just one small thing anyone can do can help....

Anyone with ideas , ideally to be acted upon.......

04-01-2015, 08:29 AM
I tell everyone how amazing rabbits are, tell them how much space they need and the care they need, and anyone who comes to the house gets to meet Boots and the rest of the menagerie :thumb: I also tell everyone all about BARC and the amazing work they do. I enjoyed helping out at their open day too ( and ended up adopting Boots :lol:) I also tell people how important it is to vaccinate

04-01-2015, 04:19 PM
Excellent question, come on folks what will you be doing?

Mrs. Bunnykins
04-01-2015, 07:17 PM
Unashamedly bumping this up.

Come one folks......what would you like to do and hopefully would do to improve the welfare of rabbits. Only two replies so far.......this is a bunny forum. :thumb::thumb:

04-01-2015, 07:28 PM
Maybe we could all pledge to get one new person to sign up to RU.. not too much work but a great way to expose them to lots of education.

I'm going to put some more work into Rabbit Rehome - making it mobile friendly and start plugging the rabbits on twitter and facebook so more people see adoptable bunnies.

And I'm going to finish my next book, probably :lol:

04-01-2015, 07:53 PM
I'm going to be upping my donation to PAP soon, and keep an eye out for bargains to donate to auctions. Already got a few things :lol:

I've been assisting a friend with any problems with her bunny, and any bunnies at the farm she works at. She would like me to go over and have a look and advise, but unfortunately I'm too scared to take the risk with Nena still unable to be vaccinated :(

I'm going to have a think about what else I can do. I'm working now instead of studying, so I can help out more with money so I should hopefully be buying more things from people on here and on PAP auctions etc!

05-01-2015, 11:57 AM
I'll be espousing the trials of bunny ownership to all my mates and everyone else I meet, at least partly via the medium of Internet! Might start a series of bunny related posts called 'have you considered...?' somewhere.

05-01-2015, 12:08 PM
Just continuing to run my UK Rabbit Group Facebook page and holding some giveaways to try and bring more people in and educate!

05-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Carrying on helping Rabbit Residence, already helping with their Facebook page and run their Twitter and Instagram. There are plans to revamp their main website and youtube too, especially with lots of care guides/care videos!

Out in the real work I do their events, from the last 2 years of experience, I need to up my game and do something different as standing in an empty pet shop being ignored or setting up at a poorly-planned fete or fair was not a good use of time and resources!!

Lisa F
05-01-2015, 06:19 PM
I'll be espousing the trials of bunny ownership to all my mates and everyone else I meet, at least partly via the medium of Internet!

Same here. I often share info on good bunny care info on Facebook too. I found a great video to share today. Its done by the runaround guys I think and the beginning is really sad. :(


Bouncing bunnies
05-01-2015, 06:56 PM
I'm going to be doing some more videos promoting rabbit care and welfare on my youtube channel and hopefully selling some rabbit/guinea pig fleece items to raise money to donate to rescues

05-01-2015, 07:22 PM
i'll write to the government again and tell them to take animal ownership in hand.

05-01-2015, 08:24 PM
Hoping to:
Continue with All Ears, and talk to lots more people about their experiences with bunnies
Learn more from Waffles and DP
See how the Sheffield Hopper Group develops and hopefully do more stalls/instore awareness stuff
Write to local animal park with some suggestions...

Mrs. Bunnykins
10-01-2015, 08:17 PM
Unashamedly bumping this up.

mabels mum
11-01-2015, 05:45 PM
OK, so I've had a really good think about this:

Yesterday i made a list of what i can do.
Today I've emailed the rescue where Arthur came from with his success story and photos to put on their website.
Today I've also filled in and submitted the RWAF form about wanting to get more involved.
Tomorrow I'm going to take my RWAF leaflets to work to pass on to a colleague who has a rabbit.
I am going to write to a local pet shop about their inadequate hutches.
I am going to write to the RSPCA and urge them to make a TV advert to highlight the rabbit crisis.
I am going to plan an assembly for pupils and parents at the school I work at to give welfare messages.
I am going to write to the local paper and ask them to do an article at Easter about not giving pet rabbits as presents.

I am looking forward to actually doing something to hopefully make a difference. :)

11-01-2015, 05:56 PM
When my website is up and running for my boarding I will have links to adoption centres in the local area, and a rabbit welfare section. I will have the RWAF linked and You tube vids showing binkies and happy buns in good accommodation. Once my boarding is set up I will hopefully be able to foster and help the local RSPCA with housing unwanted buns.
That's all I can think of for now but I am sure there will be more.....

11-01-2015, 11:52 PM
I am looking forward to actually doing something to hopefully make a difference. :)

Awesome! Sometimes it's the individuals doing lots of little things that can really add up to making a difference :D Let us know how you get on :)

Bunny Magics
12-01-2015, 12:44 AM
Recently received an order of 100 RWAF leaflets and other information to share with several 'establishments' in my area.. including the one my buns came from... I caught them just as they were about to be sent off as 'surplus to trade' .. I have developed an understanding with the garden-centre's owners daughter (a family business), so to encourage the premises to reduce / stop their rabbit trading.. promote better housing... feed, health care.. etc, small steps.. all grass roots..on the ground, so to speak. Am building on this X

Mrs. Bunnykins
12-01-2015, 08:48 AM
Oooh this is all sounding great!!!! Excellent everyone.

12-01-2015, 08:51 AM
This is a lovely thread :) You are all doing fab stuff :)

I will just be doing the usual PaP stuff. I have been having a bit of a time out over the holidays so I need to get back into the fundraising and auction item buying.

mabels mum
12-01-2015, 07:18 PM
Awesome! Sometimes it's the individuals doing lots of little things that can really add up to making a difference :D Let us know how you get on :)

Will do.

21-01-2015, 10:22 AM
As it's Wabbit Wednesday, I thought I'd add that by simply showing people the list of requirements for looking after Lopsy just for a weekend I have re-educated a number of people :) I am very lucky to have animal-savvy people to help me with him!

In case you wanted to know, it's 3 sides of A4, one of which is a list of safe foods :) Even the OH's list for two nights' worth was two whole sides, but that's because he needs everything writing down bit-by-bit because he's very unsure of himself :)

21-01-2015, 10:42 AM
Well so far I've educated my sister in law about her rabbit, who has been eating muesli, no hay and very little veg his whole life. He's understandably a little tubber and thank goodness he gets lots of exercise or he'd be a beach ball! He's now on a much healthier diet of science select pellets and lots of timothy hay! Also encouraged her to get him a friend.

I'd also like to volunteer at my local rescue, just trying to work out when and for how long with everything else going on in life, but I am determined to try and offer my services regularly this year to alleviate some of their workload.

Mrs. Bunnykins
21-01-2015, 11:50 AM
We can all make a help make a difference, be it small or large...............it is all worth it!!! Some great ideas off you folks......brilliant!!!

For me, more and more people are giving me items which will be used to help PaP.

21-01-2015, 08:43 PM
We at RWAF will keep doing our best

Bunny Magics
21-01-2015, 10:06 PM
After reading Halfpenny's thread posted earlier this eve ( and all the other Rescues posts ) about lack of rehoming spaces.. I'm going to UP my ongoing bargaining fight ( uhem.. discussions ) with my local council to allow me to have animals on the 1/2 acre of long-term freehold land that i currently 'rent to buy', but my contract currently states.. "No animals to be kept on the site" X

20-05-2015, 08:14 PM
I am starting volunteering at my local RSPCA to socialise the rabbits :)

20-05-2015, 09:10 PM
I hope that seeing my free rangers Joe & Boo all loved up & up to mischief inspires & educates visitors to our house as does my tales of rabbit savvy (& not) vets

I'm a pain in the :censored: at PAH - esp when I see rescue buns in tiny glass cages. I have lately started calling vets to ask what qualifies them to treat my rabbit & raise awareness of FHB's Rabbit CPD.

I am recently-ish self employed (very well received by the customers I do reach but not reaching many as yet) more money going out of house than coming in. Last year I contacted Camp Nibble to see if they could make use of donations of my products. For a few months I sent them parcels & then they proposed they make it a two way benefit thing by promoting me on their website & having an arrangement where people who found out about my company through Camp Nibble get something donated every time they order (what's donated is proportionate to what's spent, in real value its at least 10%, retail price obviously more) Camp Nibble get a list of who donates what & the customer gets a note with their order saying what they've donated. My products are apparently a godsend not only in raising a bit of cash for the buns but just as importantly to have something to draw people to their stall on rabbit awareness events. I did have concerns they were just being kind but when i wanted to sponsor little Quincy:love: they asked that I sponsor him in soap not cash.

I use my business facebook page to talk & post about rabbits more than my products !! To be honest the buns get a lot more likes. Giveaways on facebook are more often than not rabbit awareness themed, some more subtle than others & winners are always picked by Video of Boo & Joey doing the prize drawer . My regular (non bunny loving) customers must think I'm insane :lol:

Mrs. Bunnykins
20-05-2015, 09:44 PM
Excellent ideas and actions....:thumb: Let's keep doing the good work!!!!

For me, this weekend I am running a stall (details in the fundraising section), to raise funds for Windwhistle Warren rescue...and talk to people about bunnies and guinea pigs ........share ideas...and hopefully do some good in one way or another.

mini lop1
21-05-2015, 11:04 AM
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