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Tuesday
Jan252011

BWF Featured in HollywoodPatch

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By Sarah Keech

More than 100 rescued rabbits at Hollywood's Bunny World Organization are waiting to be adopted.

Bunny World Foundation president Lejla Hadzimuratovic doesn’t give names to the bunnies she rescues, but it’s not because she doesn’t care about them—it’s often that there are just too many to name individually. Instead, she refers to them as “lucky bunnies.”

Currently, there are more than 100 “lucky bunnies” available for adoption through the World Bunny Foundation, and Hadzimuratovic is eager to find safe, loving and qualified homes for them all.

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Tuesday
Jan042011

Rabbits Need Rescuing Too

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By Jared Morgan

The founder of Hollywood-based Bunny World Foundation says people should adopt rabbits that need homes rather than buying them from breeders or pet shops.

You see them in pet stores—cute and fuzzy bunny rabbits hopping around scraps of lettuce and carrots. They're almost begging to be bought, right?

For Lejla Hadzimuratovic, founder and president of Hollywood-based nonprofit advocacy group Bunny World Foundation, getting a bunny from a pet store is just as bad as buying one from a breeder. Instead, people should adopt rabbits that need a home.

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Saturday
Aug212010

Black Market Rabbits Rescued by 'Bunny Lady'

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By Lindsay William-Ross

Everyday, illegal vendors sell baby animals in the Fashion District, and many sicken and die soon after they're taken home. But some are rescued by Lejla Hadzimuratovic, founder of Bunny World Foundation, who is profiled today by abc7.
Sick baby rabbits, many contaminated with salmonella, need to be cared for in their infancy, but are often taken from their mothers too soon to be sold on a black market. Hadzimuratovic has been nicknamed "The Bunny Lady" because "she's put her life on hold, taking in some 800 baby bunnies confiscated by police on the streets of L.A. over the past two years."

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Friday
Aug202010

Rabbits Suffer Animal Cruelty on Black Market

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By Leslie Sykes

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- It's a crime that's committed every day in downtown Los Angeles: animal cruelty. Baby bunnies just a few days old are sold on street corners by illegal animal vendors. The bunnies are kept in filthy conditions. Many are sick or dying when they're sold. Police and animal activists trying to stop this practice.

A baby bunny draws its last breaths, dying because it was taken from its mother too soon.

It's a scene that plays out over and over again, a story that begins on the streets of downtown L.A.

Performing a raid, Los Angeles Police officers arrest an animal vendor. The haul? Twenty-two bunnies, 10 birds and 40 baby turtles.

"The rabbits will be lucky if they live past four days," said LAPD officer Matt Shafer. "The turtles, some of them live, some of them die, but the majority of them are all covered in salmonella."

"Their eyes start getting open when they're seven days old, and you can see they're barely open right now," said Lejla Hadzimuratovic, founder of Bunny World Foundation.

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Tuesday
Apr062010

Illegal animal sales continue in L.A.'s Fashion District

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by Lindsay Barrnet

Despite the efforts of the LAPD and the Business Improvement District to eradicate illegal animal vendors from downtown L.A.'s Fashion District, the practice of selling live animals on the street -- unweaned baby rabbits, turtles and birds, among others -- continues.

On Easter Sunday -- perhaps a poetically appropriate day for a bunny rescue -- Los Angeles police officer Matthew Shafer, while completing routine rounds, happened upon a man rustling plastic in a van parked in a Wall Street garage. Suspicious, Shafer went to investigate -- and found that the van contained a whopping 118 turtles. In the van parked next to the one with the turtles, Shafer discovered 23 underage rabbits.

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