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International Rabbit Day

International Rabbit Day is an international day which promotes the protection and care of rabbits both domestic and wild. International Rabbit Day is held on the fourth Saturday or Sunday of September; in 2010 it will be held on September 26.

On International Rabbit Day, we think about the many ways that rabbits bring joy to our lives, and also the many ways in which they are harmed, by hunting, eating, medical experimentation, product testing, fur-farming, and living isolated lives in outdoor hutches. House Rabbit Society's mission states that "ALL rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is our primary consideration. In line with our mission, we are against the exploitation of rabbits...Domestic rabbits are companion animals and should be afforded at least the same individual rights, level of care, and opportunity for longevity as commonly afforded to dogs and cats who live as human companions."

House Rabbit Society's chapters will be holding a number of events to promote International Rabbit Day this year. We hope that you'll join us by attending one of them!

  • National HRS is hosting is hosting a carnival on September 26, with a cake walk, face painting, snow cones, games, live music, and veggie burgers on the grill.
  • Madison HRS is hosting the Madison Bunny Day celebration at the Dane County Humane Society on September 26 from 11 am to 4 pm.
  • Italy HRS will organize a two day event in Milan on the third week end of September.
  • San Diego HRS will be hosting their annual Bunnyfest on September 26, with the theme of International Rabbit Day. Each of their HRS booths will represent a certain country and vendors are encouragted to decorate their booths to represent a country.
  • North Georgia HRS will be hosting their annual Wine Tasting Party "Drink a Little Wine - Buy a Bunny More Time" event on September 26 with an International Buffet honoring International Rabbit Day. This includes a silent auction and Rabbit Ridge Wine.
  • Los Angeles Rabbits will be hosting their International Rabbit Day Celebration on September 26 at Westside Pavilion, 10800 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064. This will include rabbit care and product information sessions, followed by a party for rabbit enthusiasts.
  • New Mexico HRS will be hosting a special adoption event at Lucky Paws in Albuquerque including a raffle of a beautiful bowl by a Washington State Artist Sarah Alderete.

  • House Rabbit Society is a nonprofit rescue and education group.
    We welcome your feedback and appreciate your donations. Please join today!