Since Alice is taking care of Holy Week on her blog, I shall attempt to address another, much less spiritual, aspect of Easter - the giving of animals as Easter gifts.
Each year, unwanted, former Easter rabbits fill local rabbit rescues and humane societies. The goal of the “Make Mine Chocolate!™” campaign is to break the cycle of acquisition and relinquishment by educating the public about the responsibilities involved in keeping a companion rabbit before a rabbit is brought home.
If you or someone you know are considering purchasing or rescuing a rabbit to keep as a pet, check out the Interactive Bun feature of the Make Mine Chocolate website.
Please join me in encouraging everyone you know to “Make Mine Chocolate” when it comes to bunnies during this Easter season!
P.S. - Here’s an excellent article from Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Irvin discouraging the practice of giving animals as Easter presents.