Friday, April 11, 2014

There Oughtta Be A Law!

Hello Dahlings! Mrs. Brighton here! I'm sitting next to this fabulous Easter basket full of fresh veggies that my staff has assembled for me. Isn't it divine?!
 But just because I have a wonderful Easter basket doesn't mean I love Easter. You see, Easter is a very sad time of year for all rabbits. It's the time when so very many of us are impulsively purchased as Easter gifts for small children.  Why is this sad? Because so many of these Easter bunnies - 90% - will wind up surrendered to a shelter, "set free" to become food for predators, or will just die from not being cared for correctly within the first year. It is just horrible! To so many people we rabbits are just disposable pets.
No one should ever get any animal on impulse, especially one as complicated as a rabbit! Not to mention that we make terrible pets for young children. We are just not as cute and cuddly as the storybooks would like you to believe. We make much better pets for adults or older children.
it seems like there oughta be a law against such silliness as impulsively getting a bunny as an Easter pet! But wait, there is! It is against the law in 27 states to sell baby bunnies as pets. In Alabama the law is as follows:
Code of Alabama, Title 3; Section 3-1-15: It is unlawful to display, sell, offer for sale, barter or give away any baby rabbits, or baby chicks, ducklings or other fowl, but not including parrots, parakeets, and canaries, as pets or novelties, regardless of whether or not such rabbits or fowl are dyed, colored or otherwise artificially treated.
Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as prescribed by law.
(Acts 1959, No. 104, p. 590.)
Want to know the law in your state? Click here!
Well, I could write tons more about the Easter Bunny issues, but I must go finish this carrot! Do my orange lips make my butt look fat?
Mrs. Brighton

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