Held on the fourth Saturday or Sunday of September, this annual celebration of the long-eared, short-tailed mammal is not just in the name of the millions of bunnies kept as pets across the Western world, but aims to promote a serious message about animal welfare.

On International Rabbit Day we are encouraged to consider, not only the companionship offered by our favourite hutch-dwellers, but the various ways in which rabbits are harmed by medical and cosmetic testing, hunting, fur farming and, of course, casseroling.

Yes, there is a serious side to International Rabbit Day but you may not be surprised to learn that events are somewhat sporadic – so let your bunny out of its hutch and give it an extra carrot or two (and be sure to plan chicken for the family roast).

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At The Rabbit Sanctuary it is Rabbit Day everyday 🙂 We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome rabbits to good homes.


My husband and I rescued some local neighborhood rabbit…since then we have rescue many who have run of the yard , have heat lamps , their own decks and burrows, they are our kids…everyone has a name and a personality as you know, we live in Alaska,but they are so happy with being outdoors and allowing them to be real rabbits without fear is our gift to them all boys are neutered…it’s been 2 full years now….and when on3 was blind in one eye and 8 learned from the vet how to care for him and them, I began school… Read more »