114 rabbits were confiscated from a bunny mill in November of 2011. Many of the rabbits were living outside in the cold and rain, with no food and water, living in their own filth. Domesticated rabbits that live outdoors commonly fall victim to extremes in temperature, predator attack and a number of other life-threatening ailments.
Though these rabbits were intended to be sold as pets, breeding rabbits in mills is still considered a type of “farming,” because the end result is that animals suffer for the financial gain of the farmer.
This is an all to familiar story for animal rescue workers — when animals are thought of as a commodity they are rarely treated well. The organization “Rescue Rabbits Rock” was responsible for rehoming the majority of the rabbits. If you are contemplating bringing a rabbit into your life, make the compassionate choice and adopt.