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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Liz Davy
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And here silly me was telling folk “rabbit day”was TODAY the Saturday before Easter!! I & my bunnies are happyhoppy EVERY day Hope you are also EVERY LIFE MATTER God Bless

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Fourth Saturday of September
22nd September, 2018
23rd September, 2017
24th September, 2016
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#RabbitDay
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