Letters to the Editor

Animal welfare: Avoid bunny fever of Easter season

With Easter around the corner and the “Peter Rabbit” movie in theaters, here’s a word to the wise: Before getting children a cute little rabbit for a pet, consider that they are more work than cats and dogs.

They chew everything. They do not like to be picked up or cuddled; that’s what birds of prey or coyotes do when catching them. Rabbits instinctively know this, and that’s why they sometimes bite.

They can live for 8 to 10 years and have specific food needs. Do your research as they require some dedication.

Shelters are full of “buyers remorse” Easter bunnies. Don’t even consider releasing them into the wild as it is not only cruel but a death sentence.