Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bunny World Foundation
Take a walk down Santee Alley in the garment district of downtown Los Angeles, and you will see horrors of the seemingly innocent animal trade. UNWEANED baby bunnies are being sold as pets. These babies are only 10 - 14 days old, and they should stay with their mothers a minimum of 8 weeks! They can only survive on milk; yet they are fed a diet of lettuce and carrots, which gives them diarrhea and causes a slow and painful death.
Since 2008, Bunny World Foundation has been in the trenches fighting against this problem. Not only have they brought the attention of authorities to this illegal and cruel activity, but they also help rescue these bunnies so they are not sent to a certain death through LA Animal Control. Once rescued, BWF de-worms them, de-fleas them, gives them medicine, and weans them for two months until they are strong enough to live on hay, veggies and pellets. Since its inception, BWF has rescued over 1000 baby bunnies and found more than 650 homes.
Bunny World Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 no-kill animal welfare organization. The mission of BWF is to rescue neglected and abandoned domestic baby rabbits, provide them with medical care, and find permanent homes for them. They also wish to educate the public about proper rabbit care, help reduce rabbit overpopulation and abandonment, and eradicate the illegal sales of underage baby bunnies in Santee Alley and other parts of Los Angeles.
If you live in California, you can help Bunny World Foundation achieve its mission by 1) not buying these animals, 2) writing to your state representative, 3) volunteering at BWF, and 4) adopting a healthy, grown rabbit from them. For information on currently adoptable rabbits, please visit their website or go to Petfinder.com.