Thursday, August 09, 2007

Bark Blog: Time to Bunny-Up

Bark Blog: Time to Bunny-Up:

They are currently the third most euthanized pet in this country. If bunnies had the same organized outreach as cats and dogs, this wouldn’t happen. So let’s join forces. Best Friends Animal Society is circulating a petition in protest. Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue has suspended rabbit adoptions with PetSmart and initiated a boycott. The Rabbit House Society is more circumspect, calling on the chain to change course and inviting supporters to politely express their displeasure.

This is important for a few reasons, but one I'd like to emphasize is that organizations are working together. Here, a dog magazine/blog is jumping in to help publicize a non-dog issue. Granted, it's not a big stretch since it's all animal rights, but this is the type of thing we need to be doing at all activist organizations - organizations with different stated goals need to be in better communication - by supporting each other directly and indirectly, they can become bigger power centers, forcing corporations and the government to respond.

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