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    After discussion with one of the Directors of the RWAF and with a RU Mod this thread is being started to keep people up to date regarding all the hard work the RWAF do/have done to improve the welfare of all Rabbits. Some people reading this thread may be new to Rabbits, may not know about the RWAF or may not have access to their Facebook page.

    For anyone wanting to familiarise themselves with the RWAF they have a very informative website that contains a vast amount of up to date information about all aspects of Rabbit Care.

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    I will keep this thread updated and if anyone has any issues to discuss regarding what the RWAF do, how they may be able to help in specific situations or what help you may be able to offer them then feel free to post on here too.

    At the moment the dire situation regarding RHD2 is taking up a huge amount of their time, there has been and still is A LOT of hard work going on behind the scenes to do all they can to get the message out there about the RHD2 virus and just what a threat the virus is to Rabbits.

    Just because the RWAF are not active on RU does not mean they are not constantly striving to improve the lives of Rabbits, to educate the public and provide advice from Veterinary qualified representatives of the organisation. One of whom, Richard Saunders, was the Vet whose persistent and dedicated hard work enabled a Vaccine for RHD2 to be licenced for use.

    If anyone would like to sell items on here to raise much needed Funds for the RWAF then this can be done by first contacting Tamsin (Owner of RU) to request permission. Competitions and Auctions are another Fund raising option.

    The RU community working together with an already well established and well respected organisation like the RWAF can only be of benefit to all who care for Rabbits.

    Spread the word amongst your Rabbit owning family and friends, highlight the RWAF to them and encourage them to spread the word too !
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    I’m glad you have started this thread, it’s great to be informed about the work that the RWAF do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    I’m glad you have started this thread, it’s great to be informed about the work that the RWAF do
    They are a fantastic organisation. A Mod is going to make this thread a 'Sticky' so hopefully as new members join RU they will see it and get involved


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    They are a fantastic organisation. A Mod is going to make this thread a 'Sticky' so hopefully as new members join RU they will see it and get involved
    I was going to suggest it ought to be a sticky

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    Great idea


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    I joined the RWAF but when I got my welcome pack the first thing I read basically said, supporting the RWAF was essentially just supporting the magazine and if I wanted to make a difference to rabbit welfare support the RWA. Is this correct or have I misunderstood do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leannean27 View Post
    I joined the RWAF but when I got my welcome pack the first thing I read basically said, supporting the RWAF was essentially just supporting the magazine and if I wanted to make a difference to rabbit welfare support the RWA. Is this correct or have I misunderstood do you know?

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    This may explain things

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/about-the-rwaf/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leannean27 View Post
    I joined the RWAF but when I got my welcome pack the first thing I read basically said, supporting the RWAF was essentially just supporting the magazine and if I wanted to make a difference to rabbit welfare support the RWA. Is this correct or have I misunderstood do you know?

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    Ah I'm not sure, ima look though, when I joined I made a donation I think. I get that magazine they send out, which also had a yearly price? think that's what seals it for most people that I'm the mad rabbit person

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    Apologies for my error of posting an incorrect link in my OP ! I have amended it now x


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leannean27 View Post
    I joined the RWAF but when I got my welcome pack the first thing I read basically said, supporting the RWAF was essentially just supporting the magazine and if I wanted to make a difference to rabbit welfare support the RWA. Is this correct or have I misunderstood do you know?

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    Hi Leanne

    Your membership of the RWAF doesn't give funds direct to our charity arm, the Rabbit Welfare Fund. We run things very economically so have managed to keep membership subs down to 20 for several years now despite inflation, but that leaves nothing over, and so supporting the charity arm, the RWF would be separate and your own choice. We do of course hope people would choose to do that as it's the RWF that runs our campaigns https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/campaigns/ and that works with organisations such as PAAG to improve what the lives of pet rabbits. The 'club' you subscribe to brings you our magazine, Rabbiting On and provides you with discounts at our annual conference, gives your vet the option, if needed to ask our Specialist Veterinary Adviser, Richard Saunders for advice and so on. But the more members we have the better our organisation can run and the more owners learn about good standards of rabbit care. It also allows us to be recognised as a significant, sizeable group of people (that means all subscribers, not just the 4 of us who are RWAF Directors) who want improvements, who want rabbits to have far better lives, who want the pet trade to provide top quality items for our pets and ditch the rubbish that has been on offer for so long, to have well trained, committed vets and vet nurses with up to date knowledge and skills, to see good advice, for example, on TV shows (too many of those need to pull their socks up!), to see publishers not circulating poor, out of date advice on rabbit care - these and more, a whole raft of standards that we want to keep raising. The more of us there are, the louder our voice - together we can make a difference.

    As most people will already know we are big supporters and promoters of rescues and always encourage people to Adopt Don't Shop, with our last survey of rescues in 2012 finding that 67,000 rabbits a year being surrendered to rescues for various reasons We raise money every year for our Sponsor a Rescue scheme which has been going since 2006. To our knowledge, we are the only charity that raises funds for other charities!

    Please feel free to ask any other questions but Jane if you wouldn't mind giving me a nudge if people do, I really don't get the time to come here, so if anybody wants to contact us direct, please email either hq@rabbitwelfare.co.uk or info@rabbitwelfare.co.uk We obviously can't discuss anybody's subscription on a forum, that would need to be an email conversation or a phone call (08443246090 between 11 and 3 on weekdays) and we are very conscious of privacy, even prior to the GDPR regulations being enforced, so we couldn't discuss a person's account with anybody else, no matter how they contacted us.

    I hope this has been useful and want to close by thanking Jane and Tamsin for this thread, it's really very useful to have it here

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