​National Bunny Day 2018 – September 22

​Fourth Saturday in September

What’s up, doc? National Bunny Day highlights the value and contributions that pet rabbits bring to their owners. Held on the fourth Saturday or Sunday each September, National Bunny Day also centers on the welfare of rabbits — while promoting a healthy environments for those raised as pets. The House Rabbit Society hosts a number of events on the day, including a carnival and various fundraisers.

National Bunny Day - History

1916
White rabbit breed

​A breeder in California's actually responsible for the classic New Zealand White breed. They are are exceptionally calm and docile rabbits.

1910
Association of rabbit owners​

A national rabbit association dedicated to all breeds was launched.

​1200
Rabbits as pets​

Normans bring the first rabbits to Britain and establish them as pets.​

National Bunny Day Activities

1. Adopt a pet rabbit
Many animal shelters offer opportunities to adopt pet rabbits. Do some research about local shelters and find out if there's are rabbits available for adoption.

2. Learn about rabbit welfare
Rabbits have welfare needs distinct from other domestic animals. Study up on things like diet — as well as the best ways to create a healthy environment.

3. Contact your local shelter
See if you can volunteer or make a donation. Even if you're not in a position to adopt you can still interact with them.

5 Rabbits We Love

1. ​Bugs Bunny

Bugs is a much-loved character and most well known for his antics with the Roadrunner.​

2. Roger Rabbit

Roger's suspected in the murder of a famous Hollywood film producer (and owner of Toontown) in Disney's 1988 smash "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

3. ​Peter Rabbit

Peter enjoys spending his days in a vegetable garden. What rabbit wouldn't?​

4. ​The Velveteen Rabbit

​A toy rabbit who becomes real through the love given to him by his owner.

5. ​White Rabbit

Famous waistcoat-wearing rabbit featured in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."​

Why We Love National Bunny Day

A. Rabbits are cute
Who doesn't love rabbits? From Bugs Bunny to the Energizer Bunny, rabbits have a long history in our culture. They also make great pets.

B. Rabbits need a good environment
Pet rabbits need to be properly cared for and live in a safe environment. National Bunny Day helps us remember that rabbits are on a par with other domestics pets such as cats and dogs.

C. Rabbits need our help
Not all rabbits are safe. National Bunny Day seeks to educate the public about rabbit hunting, medical experimentation, and product testing.

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