A RABBIT'S PLIGHT
A Slideshow by Amy Carpenter
(some graphic images)
"But what would we most yearn for if we were locked
away in dark little pens and stalls and ignored or shouted at and treated like garbage? I for one would
yearn most for the sun and the cool water and the breeze and fellowship of my kind. I would yearn to be seen, feeling
that if others only saw me they would try to help."
Mathew Sculley - Dominion
YOURSELF ABOUT THE ISSUES:
Queensland, Australia confiscating all companion rabbits.
More infe: Current Issues
Rabbits As "Meat" Rabbits classifed as chickens by USDA to evade protection of the "Humane" Slaughter Act
In Defense of Animals has campaigns against practices that are detrimental to animals and fact sheets about them. Click here
to learn more.
TO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR
We lagomorphs lovers are the only voice our beloved rabbits have so we
must speak up for them. Here are some suggestions:
Write, call, e-mail, and fax your local, county, state, and federal
representatives asking them to sponsor and support legislation improving the status and welfare of rabbits.
These links will help you wage an effective letter writing campaign to your local,
state, and national representatives:
PETA's Guide To Writing Letters to Legislators and to the Editor: http://www.peta.org/actioncenter/letter-writing-guide.asp
Tips for writing your legislators: At Rabbit References, click on Care, Feeding, Tips, and then on "Write Letters."
UNDERSTAND & USE THE LEGISLATIVE
Review how a bill becomes a law so you can track the process/progress of a bill that you are interested in.
Enter your zip code in the sticker and click "Go" to identify your federal, state, and local congresspeople.
Call the U.S. Capital Switchboard: (202) 224-3121 to let your
federal legislators' staffers know how you feel about rabbit/animal issues.
Click on the Compassion Index sticker above to go to www.compassionindex.org, the Society for Animal Protective Legislation, and the American Humane Association online legislative tracking site called
the Compassion Index (CI). The CI ranks Members of Congress on the level of compassion they do or do not show toward animal
protection legislation. In addition to seeing how they vote on various important issues, you can see legislator bios and contact
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I am the voice of the
Through me the dumb shall speak,
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless
From street, from cage and from kennel,
From stable and zoo, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the
Of the mighty against the frail.
Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals
Who have not stopped to teach
the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes,
The sorrow that has no speech.
The same force formed the sparrow
fashioned man the king;
The God of the whole gave a spark of soul
To furred and to feathered thing.
am my brother's keeper,
And I will fight his fight,
And speak the word for beast and bird,
Till the world shall
set things right.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850-1919
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