A UK NGO has rescued 47 giant rabbits from a farm in England. Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) said in a statement People The company complained of neglect and ill-treatment at their residence.
According to the release, officers visited the Northumberland County property on July 11 and found “small, dirty huts filled with animals left to breed.”
The RSPCA removed the rabbits from the property and moved them “to a care center to ensure they receive the best possible care”. The group’s largest recovered rabbit weighed about 17 kilograms, comparable to the size of a Jack Russell terrier, the NGO said. This animal also had eight inch long ears.
“Although mostly kept as pets, giant rabbits are still farmed for their fur and meat. These animals are believed to have been bred for consumption,” the RSPCA said.
One of the NGO staff, Insp Trevor WalkerThe rescuer added: “These poor animals were living in overcrowded and dirty conditions which must have been very unpleasant for them, especially in the heat.”
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According to the organization, half of the rescued rabbits are adults, while the other half are still babies. Due to the cost of raising rabbits, reports of mistreatment of rabbits are on the rise, the organization said. “Unfortunately, rabbits are becoming a growing problem across the RSPCA as we see more coming into our care as a result of the cost of living crisis.”
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals makes a further appeal: “We urge people to do their research before adopting a pet and ensure it is properly cared for to prevent them from breeding against their will. .All these rabbits will be neutered, microchipped and vaccinated before being moved to new homes. .”
According to the RSPCA, it has seen a 49% increase in the number of rabbits in its care in the first five months of 2022.
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