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ANIMALS ARE DYING AT SANTEE ALLEY! Please help us combat animal cruelty in the Los Angeles Fashion District.

Tuesday
May132014

Time running out for Easter bunnies in squalid LA breeding facility 

Time is running out for sixty-five sick and dying rabbits and one frustrated local rescue group is accusing LA’s top animal control official of “stonewalling and inaction.” Please send an email to Brenda Barnette, general manager of LAAS at Brenda.barnette@LAcity.org asking her to rescue these rabbits immediately and to not kill any of them. READ THE ARTICLE. WATCH THE VIDEO. COMMENT ON THE ARTICLE. SHARE.

LINK TO THE VIDEO: http://youtu.be/AmpqCSruZFo

LINK TO THE ARTICLE: http://www.examiner.com/article/time-running-out-for-easter-bunnies-squalid-la-breeding-facility

LINK TO THE BOARD OF ANIMAL SERVICES COMMISSIONERS: http://www.laanimalservices.com/about-us-2/commission/

PLEASE VISIT OUR ADVOCACY PAGE AND ACT NOW: http://www.bunnyworldfoundation.org/help-advocacy-efforts/2014/5/13/help-bwf-stop-a-horrific-rabbit-breeding-operation-in-the-ci.html?SSLoginOk=true

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS ONLINE PETITION:

Please share this online petition which will urge Mayor Garcetti, Controller Ron Galperin and City Council President Herb Wesson to conduct - as Dennis Zine pledged - a comprehensive audit of LA Animal Services during Brenda Barnette's tenure.

http://www.change.org/petitions/eric-garcetti-comprehensively-audit-deceptive-inefficient-practices-at-l-a-animal-services?utm_campaign=petition_created&utm_medium=email&utm_source=guides

“The rabbits are fine where they are right now.” ~Brenda F. Barnette, G.M. LAAS, www.laanimalserices.org

Saturday
Apr192014

The Completely Avoidable Tragedy of Easter

A mother and father purchase a baby male Holland Lop to put in their 6 year old daughter’s Easter basket. On Easter day, little Samantha sees the rabbit sitting in a bright pink basket amongst various colored plastic eggs- Samantha is giddy with excitement! The baby bunny’s soft fur, little paws, big ears, and his twitching nose are delightful to behold! The curious bunny hops out of the basket and he begins to explore the living room. Samantha wants to pet the bunny, so she begins chasing him throughout the room. The terrified bunny darts about the room, but he soon finds himself trapped in a corner. Little Samantha reaches down and clumsily picks up the tiny bunny. The bunny desperately wants to escape from Samantha’s grasp, so he kicks his legs as hard as he can until she releases him. The bunny flies through the air and falls to the ground with a loud thump. The horrified parents see that the bunny’s hind leg is dangling from underneath him.

The veterinarian tells the family that the bunny has a broken hind leg and that it is going to cost between 500-1500 dollars for the rabbit to be treated depending upon if the x-rays show that he will need surgery. The dejected family asks the doctor to wrap the leg without setting it, then they take the bunny to a local animal shelter where they drop him off. As they are driving away, Samantha asks her parents, “Why are we leaving Thumper behind?”. The mother and father solemnly tell Samantha that they cannot keep the rabbit and that he has “Gone to a better place”. Little Samantha clings onto her stuffed bear, buries her head in his synthetic fur, then sobs the entire way home. Meanwhile, two exhausted volunteers from the shelter look in the box and see the injured rabbit. They sigh, contact their vet, then one of them takes the rabbit to get treated. It is the eleventh rabbit that has arrived and they are expecting hundreds of more abandoned and injured “Easter” bunnies to arrive for weeks to come. As the two volunteers are leaving the shelter, one woman says to the other woman, “Do you think it will be better next year?”, the other woman disconcertedly replies, “For the sake of the rabbits, I hope so”.

The story above is just one of the tragedies that happens during Easter time. Unfortunately, the novelty of owning a rabbit will eventually wear off for a lot of children and parents. Many neglected rabbits will eventually be released into the wild where they will die from dehydration, starvation, predation, or from a number of other horrors. Other abandoned rabbits will end up at shelters where the majority of unwanted Easter rabbits are euthanized.

When parents go to purchase a baby bunny for Easter, many don’t realize that owning a rabbit is big commitment. Rabbits live between 8-12 years and rabbits are not suitable pets for young children. Rabbits require copious fresh hay, fresh veggies, a limited amount of pellets, nail trimmings, brushings, toys to chew on, a bunny proofed play area, fresh water, and they must be spayed, or neutered to ensure that they do not mark your house or get testicular, or ovarian cancer. Rabbit owners must also learn how to properly handle a rabbit since rabbit’s bones are quite fragile. If dropped, or handled incorrectly, rabbits can be severely injured.

Please save the Easter bunnies this year and choose a plush, or a chocolate rabbit for your child. If you understand how to properly care for a rabbit and you would like to have one, there are thousands of sweet rabbits waiting in shelters for a forever family. You can visit www.bunnyworldfoundation.org for more information on adopting and caring for a bunnies.

Written By. Heather Lei Hernandez

~Bunny World Foundation 

Wednesday
Mar262014

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Friday
Feb142014

Give Sombunny Love for Valentine's Day!

Dear Friend,
 
This past December you helped us put the illegal animal traffickers from Santee Alley, LA Fashion District behind bars, and because of your support, the sales have stopped. If you missed our December Newsletter, please CLICK HERE.  At least for now, the traffickers are at bay… let’s hope it stays that way for a very long time! 
 
However, we still have many Santee Alley babies that need homes and medical attention, and since it’s the Season of Love, we’re hoping you’ll find it in your heart to help these bunnies in need this Valentine's Day! Can we count on your generous donation today to help us pay the medical bills for our bunny rescues in desperate need of medical treatment and spay and neuter surgeries?  Will you help us today so we can save lives and help put an end to pet overpopulation?
 
With all this LOVE in the air, we here at Bunny World Foundation are asking you to consider our Urgent Care bunnies and their medical needs.   Flowers wilt, chocolates pack on the pounds, so why not adopt, foster, sponsor or make a donation in honor of your hunnybunny valentine? Now THAT is a real gift of love!

Please make a donation today and help our Urgent Care bunnies! 
Your tax deductible donation will make a positive difference and help save lives!
 

Thank you for your support and Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Bunny World Foundation!  May you be blessed with happiness, love, health, and prosperity.

 With lots of love,
 ~Bunny World Foundation Family

Saturday
Dec282013

December 2013 Newsletter: Hoppy Holidays and Guilty Verdict for Illegal Animal Traffickers


We have been waiting for over FIVE long years for this moment to come. The infamous ring leader of illegal animal traffickers, Juan Mena, finally got arrested and the People vs Juan Mena and Norma Pluma trial started on Nov 26. The traffickers were found GUILTY by the Jury and were sentenced to probation and jail. This marks the beginning of the end of the ongoing practice of animal abuse, cruelty and total disregard for the animal protection laws in Santee Alley, LA Fashion District. The cries of unweaned baby bunnies and other animals have finally been heard.  To find out more about all our 'hoppenings' this year, click on our link to December 2013 Newsletter and you will be amazed at all we have accomplished.cheeky

December 2013 Newsletter

Please remember BWF in your holiday gift plans. Your year-end tax-deductible donation will make a positive difference as we head into the New Year. You can donate via Givezooks or via PayPal. Any amount is greatly appreciated and adds up.  So, please, fellow bunny lovers....Can you slip a little something in our bunnies' stocking? mail

All of us at BWF are grateful for your help and support in 2013 and we wish you and your loved ones a Safe and Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year! heart