One Voice for Animals Uk campaigns
January to June 2021.
A better life for Rabbits and Rodents
One Voice for Animals UK, in collaboration with Rabbit Welfare & Rescue organisations from across the UK, is seeking to improve the lives of Rabbits & Rodents. These treasured pets often live lonely lives in cramped conditions because our pet shops & retailers don't sell suitable accommodation & don't give the right advice.
We want to change that!
Rabbits - How you can help.
If you or someone you know is thinking about getting a pair of rabbits, here are our top tips.
Calculate the cost.
Rabbits can live for up to ten years & have complex health & housing requirements - lifetime costs for a pair of rabbits are approx. £16,000. Source RSPCA
Adopt don't shop.
Many rabbits are bred in very poor conditions - don't support the trade, instead find a local rescue centre.
We recommend the following sites to help find your nearest trusted rehoming centre:
Rehome in pairs
Rabbits are not happy alone - they need another bunny friend. But don't mix with Guinea pigs - they have different diets, communicate in different ways and the Guinea pig might get bullied.
A hutch is NOT enough
Rabbits need a MINIMUM area of 10ft x 6 ft x 3ft / 3m x 2m x 1m at all times - and part of that should be a 6ft shelter.
Read more from Rabbit Welfare Association on how to keep your bunnies happy HERE
What to feed your Rabbits?
Advice from the PDSA HERE
Enrichment and Behaviour
Advice from the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund HERE
If you already have happy rabbits - or if you just want to help rabbits everywhere - here are more ways to help.
Sign the petitions
Ban Harmful hutches
Write to your pet shop/retailer
List of Retailers to contact HERE
Write to your MP/MSP
Email Template for phone users HERE
Tweet your MP
Report an online advert
If you are concerned about an advertisement selling pets online, or about a breeder you think may not be registered, or if you have been the victim of fraud. You can make a report here