16 Jan '11, 6am

Rabbits at risk of being used as marketing gimmick to ring in new Chinese zodiac year

I too received such an sms and was disgusted! I thought, why bring in these animals which will more often than not be neglected. Most buyers dont buy them to 'care' for them, they buy them for the kids who then get bored OR they buy them to 'show' that they have bought an expensive and/or exotic pet. If these people genuinely loved animals, they would go to an animal shelter and take one of the many abandoned animals. The AVA doesn't care a **** about animals or their welfare. Thats why they allow pet shops to continue bringing in pedigree animals and also allows people to breed these animals here. The AVA has no conscience whatsoever. Its all lip service

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110115-0000188/Stop-...

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