Friday, July 24, 2009
Getting Jack Back
After reading farmgirl's comment about Jack I was inspired to check out the bunny rescue groups and this is what I found.
That's him all right but what caught my eye is the description,
"Gryffin was abandoned after being poorly cared for and was rescued by a good samaritan and brought to us for care"
"He was not taken care of in his past"
Are you kidding me? This rabbit went from my farm where he had wonderful care to my neighbor's farm where he lived in a huge box stall with all the food he could want to the bunny rescue. He has never known a day of neglect.
Is this just rescue group sensationalism?
I wrote to them (they didn't list a phone number) explaining the situation and said I would be happy to pay for his neuter but I want my rabbit back. I told them that he had never been neglected or abandoned. Just a mistake made by an 8 year old boy led him into these circumstances. Anyone here who's never made a mistake with an animal raise your hand.
As far as I can tell this group also insists that the bunnies be kept as house bunnies. Once again...are you kidding me?
I had a lop in the house years ago but for the most part have kept my bunnies outside. Rabbits are outside animals and have been for most of their existance. It is only in the last 25 years or so people have been keeping them as house pets. If I was going to bring everyone in the house why stop at the bunny? Why not bring in the goats and llamas?
Can you tell I'm mad? I am mad because they are sensationalizing. Acting like their way is best. Sure rescue groups do great things but beware they can be radical and out of touch with reality.
If only Jack could talk...he would tell them, "I want to go home."
To be continued........