Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 19, 2005
With Easter quickly approaching, bunny experts embrace Â“Make Mine ChocolateÂ” campaign to bring attention to bunny welfare. The Columbus House Rabbit Society initiated the Â“Make Mine ChocolateÂ” campaign in 2002 to spread compassionate education intended to save thousands of bunnies from abandonment, relinquishment, and other ill fates.
ArizonaÂ’s Premier Rabbit Experts, Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue [BHHR] supports the nationwide campaign and has included the Â“Make Mine ChocolateÂ” slogan at local adoption events, in education materials and on volunteer t-shirts.
BHHR Director Kim Dezelon personally supports this campaign. As a bunny expert she knows first hand the dangers of gifting a pet bunny to a child for Easter. Kim Dezelon emphasizes; Â“contrary to a popular myth children and bunnies are often not a good combinationÂ”, she adds; Â“children like to hold pets and bunnies do not usually like being held, making them unsuitable companions for small childrenÂ”, she adds, Â“they can also exhibit natural fight or flight reactions when scared, such as scratching or bitingÂ”.
More Myths; Another popular myth is that bunnies are easy to care for. The reality is they are very delicate animals requiring specialized veterinary, unique diets care and ongoing maintenance which is often unsuitable or overwhelming for a child or busy family. More myths include the belief that bunnies can live in a backyard. This is not true. Bunnies are very susceptible to heat and dehydration and can easily become prey to AZÂ’s native predators, stray dogs and cats and can even drown in backyard swimming pools if left unattended.
Dezelon states Â“People often realize after getting a bunny that they are a huge responsibilityÂ”. This regret can often have devastating consequences. Pet rabbits are often Â“set freeÂ” in neighborhoods and become victims of many environmental factors. If they are fortunate enough to be rescued, they often require extensive veterinary care and long term rehabilitation. BHHR urges parents to honor bunnies in other ways with stuffed animals, books or as the slogan implies, with chocolate bunnies.
Â“Make Mine ChocolateÂ” Pin; As with any great charitable or social cause, a special chocolate bunny pin and ribbon has been designed to support the Â“Make Mine ChocolateÂ” message [photograph available on website]
The chocolate bunny shaped pin appeals to jewelry lovers and bunny lovers and includes a delicate ribbon for aesthetic value. The special pin reminds parents and grandparents that chocolate bunnies are a more responsible, compassionate gift for children and grandchildren this Easter. The pins are available for a $ 5.00 donation at the Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Website located at http://www.bhrabbitrescue.org.
Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Organization is maintaining a moratorium on bunny adoptions from March 12th through April 2nd to discourage people from adopting bunnies as Easter presents. More information about this moratorium and other interesting organization facts can be found at the groupÂ’s website or by contacting Kim Dezelon directly.
To Interview Kim Dezelon of BHHR call 480-443-3990 or
Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue Website: http://www.bhrabbitrescue.org
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