20 Jan '11, 11pm

Letters: Dressing & racing rabbits is abuse

I refer to the letter by Ms Kay Mohlman to Today, "Stop gimmick for rabbits' sake" (Jan 15). We applaud Ms Kay for voicing her concerns that a few major pet stores in Singapore are widely promoting the sale of rabbits using methods such as unsolicited text messages. This appears to be a trend with the year of the rabbit approaching. We are also extremely concerned that as part of such marketing gimmicks, rabbit shows and contests are now being held, such as the one organised by Pets Village at Suntec City Tropics Atrium this month. Our society would like to highlight two events that cause unnecessary stress to rabbits. The "Best Dressed Rabbit" contest is absolutely unsuitable for rabbits. We may think it is cute and fun to dress our pets up in clothes that we (or dolls) would wear, but it is most certainly a form of animal abuse - especially so for rabbits. Rabbits are pr...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110121-0000176/Dress...

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