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Two Rabbits Rescued from Recycling Bin

Friday, January 20th, 2012
Two lop-eared rabbits

Rescued rabbits with vet assistant Fiona Prentiss. Photo by Richard Crease.

Dave Bedford, an employee at a recycling bank in Bournemouth, England, was shocked after he unlocked and opened a bin meant for household electrical items.

Two grey lop-eared rabbits were staring back at him from the bottom of the bin. Bedford called his wife who rushed the flea-covered, bony rabbits to a nearby veterinary office for medical treatment.

The bunnies are now recovering and being cared for by veterinary assistant Fiona Prentiss.

For more info, see: Bournemouth Echo.

Four Year Old Raises Money for Rescue

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Ollie Parris visited Beech Tree Bunnies, a rescue in Leicester, and came home with two guinea pigs. He also came home with an idea; Ollie wanted to help the rescue. So Ollie took to the streets on his bike for a sponsored ride.

Ollie rode for two miles while his father jogged behind. He raised 217 pounds for the rescue.

His parents are very proud of what he has achieved.

Beech Tree Bunnies was formed six years ago and relies on donations to care for its current group of 30 bunnies and 10 guinea pigs. Visit the rescue at their website, www.beechtreebunnies.co.uk.

Story source.

Rabbit Rubbish Bins Designed by Paul Smith

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Paul Smith's New London Rubbish Bin

For the “Super Contemporary” show which opened at the Design Museum in London today, fashion designer Paul Smith and 14 other artists were commissioned to “give something back” to London.

Smith focused his project on his distaste for litter. His creation is a 5-foot green rabbit holding a trash bag. When you throw garbage in the bin, the rabbit’s ears light up. Prototypes of his “New London Rubbish Bin” have been placed in Covent Gardens and Holland Park on a 4-month trial period.

I love the idea, and I hope these garbage bins end up all over the place.

For more info:
Design Museum
Paul Smith’s Website
Bloomberg.com
High Snobiety

Rabbit Show Jumping in England

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Inspired by rabbit show jumping videos on YouTube, two brothers, Mathew and Thomas Haslam, from Doncaster, England, have been training their two rabbits to participate in the rabbit agility competition at the Ultimate Pet Show in Birmingham. The two bunnies, Bubbles and Lilac, are a favorite to win the competition. To prep the rabbits for the contest, Mathew and Thomas set up obstacles in their backyard and initially used leashes to guide the rabbits over the fences.

For more info: The Daily Mail

Bosom Buddies: Mini Pig and Giant Rabbit

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

William, the miniature piglet, and Charles, the giant rabbit

At Pennywell Farm in Devon, England, an unusual friendship has blossomed between William, a miniature piglet, and Charles, a giant rabbit. According to Chris Murray of Pennywell Farm, “The cheeky piglet seems to have no fear of something so much bigger than he is and he will also help himself to any food that Charles has.”

For more info: news:lite

RSPCA Announces Rabbit Action Week

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

rspcaIn light of the shockingly high number of pet rabbit neglect/abuse cases in England last year, the Royal Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has launched a campaign called Rabbit Action Week.

During the week of March 28 – April 5, the society hopes to educate pet owners about proper rabbit care. Free health checks, neutering vouchers, and microchipping will be available at various venues throughout England.

For more info:
This is Hull and East Riding
Wirral Globe
RSPCA – Rabbit Action Week

British Police Capture Giant Bunny on the Run

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Tiny the giant bunnyIn Canterbury, England, police came across a 20-pound white bunny hopping across the road at 2:20 am. Police attempts to cover the traffic-causing rabbit with their coats failed, and the giant rabbit eluded the officers for ten minutes.

Finally, 8 members of the public joined in the chase, and the bunny was captured. Named “Tiny” by the police, the rabbit will stay at a local animal hospital until his owner comes forward.

For more information:
The Money Times
news:lite