In the wild, rabbits have plenty to keep them occupied, from foraging to reproduction to territorial defence. Captive rabbits, on the other hand, often lack stimulation, which can lead to behavioural problems and poor health. Much like humans, they need to be kept physically and mentally active. A rabbit’s natural environment can be imitated by providing enrichment such as tunnels and platforms for climbing, tree stumps, twigs, suitable toys, and places to hide such as cardboard boxes. [1]

Rabbits are small herbivores that come out to feed at dawn and dusk. Wild rabbits live in social groups and rabbits dig warrens where they can run to escape from predators. Before running they thump the ground to warn others of predators. Tame rabbits are affectionate, social Animals but keeping them happy needs effort and commitment. [2]

Factory farmed rabbitsEdit

Appalling suffering was documented; rabbits kept in tiny, bare wire cages, unable to move freely or express their natural desires to dig or hide. Rabbit faeces were built up under the cages – piled up to knee-height in places. And there were bins – full of dead rabbits. [3]
If you buy dead rabbit products, Meat or fur the chances are the animals lived terrible lives in Factory farms.


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  3. Compassion in World Farming, Factory farming’s best kept secret

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