Easter Bunny or Guinea pig spy? MAKE MINE CHOCOLATE!
This image is copyrighted. You have to ask my permission to use it. I will take legal action against you if you do not follow this simple rule.
Ma petite cochon d'Inde déguisée en lapin vous demande d'acheter du chocolat a Pâques, pas de vrais lapins. Trop souvent, une fois les premiers amours passés, ces lapins se retouvent dans des refuges, abandonnés.
Vanille says she just tried her new Easter bunny costume and that she will wear it only if you guys make at least 20 comments on this picture:)
p.s.; to my friends in BLU. note that here we might have a Guinea spy...lol
TOO, SHE ASKS YOU TO BUY CHOCOLATE FOR EASTER..NOT REAL BUNNIES.
She knows how many are abandoned a month after and poor bunnies are left unloved in rescue centers:(
Unfortunately, that goes for all the pets you can think of.
If you have to get a pet, Think shelters, rescues, SPCA before anything else!
Have a good wheeeeeeeeeeek!
I found a very nice article at www.guinealynx.info/sitemap.html:
*Each spring many baby guinea pigs and rabbits are purchased as fluffy adorable little Easter gifts. Unfortunately, many of these pets wind up unwanted a few months later when the novelty has worn off and owners grow tired of the routine care involved. Each year I send the following plea to local newspapers requesting they run it in their Opinions or Letters to the Editor section. My hope is that more people will consider the responsibility and care guinea pigs or rabbits require BEFORE they buy that cute little baby.
If anybody else would like to run this plea, feel free to copy it and submit it to your own local newspaper. Please do use my name, though you should follow with a "c/o" to your own name and address. Many newspapers require an address with submissions to be printed (though the address is not put in the paper).
Thank you for helping pass along this important message!
PLEASE - before buying that cute fuzzy little Easter pet, know what you are getting into. Pets must be purchased responsibly, not impulsively. First learn what that animal needs to be healthy and happy. What are its characteristics? Can you honestly provide a proper, permanent home? Rabbits and guinea pigs live about 5 - 8 years. Both require a large cage and daily attention and affection. These are not easy care, low maintenance, low cost pets. Not all rabbits and guinea pigs are as cuddly as they look. Many of the animals displayed for pre-Easter sales come from pet mill type breeders. Respiratory ailments, diarrhea, lice/mite infestations are not uncommon. Are you willing to pay for veterinary care if your pet becomes sick? Animal shelters dread the calls that start soon after Easter. "Will you take this rabbit (or guinea pig)? The kids are bored of it." "We don't have time for it." "It's not as cute or fun as it used to be." "It smells." Learn before you buy! If you are not sure you have the time, money, interest and commitment - DON'T BUY!
Vicki Palmer Nielsen
Jack Pine Guinea Pig Rescue (www.JPGPR.com)