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Student Voices: Keep It Candy for Easter

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2018 GraduationMay 5th, 2018
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bunnyKeep it Candy for Easter

by Matthew Taylor
Every Easter well-meaning parents, friends, and relatives give live bunnies as Easter gifts. While bunnies seem like the perfect gift for a child, the truth is that bunnies require just as much commitment as a dog or cat. Because many parents and children are unaware and unready to shoulder the huge responsibility of caring for a bunny, many of these “Easter gifts” end up dying, being left at shelters, or simply abandoned. The Humane Society estimates that as many as 30% of the gifted bunnies die within the first few months while up to 70% of the remaining are left with shelters or abandoned .

Some important facts to know about bunnies are:
• Bunnies are not “low-maintenance” pets, and are a poor choice as a pet for children.
• Bunnies have a lifespan of 10 years and require as much work as a dog or cat.
• Your home must be bunny-proofed, or they will chew cords and furniture.
• Bunnies must be neutered or spayed or they will mark your house with feces and urine.
• Bunnies should live indoors, as members of the family.

If you have decided that a bunny is right for you, please consider adopting a bunny in need rather than purchasing from a retail store or breeder. There are many bunnies already available that need good homes. They can be found through


Many thanks to Matthew for this article… and thanks also for Grant Writing instructor Marsha Pendergrass

for helping faciliate additional student participation in this blog’s content.


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