103. Stop Selling Those Bunnies

An animal rights group in Phoenix, Arizona is signatures to present to the president of PetsRUs, nationwide store that sells pet accessories and small . “They said they would never sell dogs, cats, rabbits,” said activist Barbara Walters. “Now they’re selling , and it’s only a matter of time before start selling cats and dogs.”
She said that are already too many rabbits in shelters, along too many cats and dogs. People can get the rabbits, cats, and dogs that they want any local shelter, she advised. In addition, she that rabbits make terrible pets: they scratch, they , they’re not people friendly, they don’t like to held or petted, they multiply like “well, like ,” and they’re high maintenance. She said that people sooner buy a rabbit than a month or later they take it out to a field release it. These house-reared rabbits often die quickly the wild, she said. Finally, she said, there plenty of small, independent pet shops that already rabbits, so it’s not like there’s a lack places to get these so-called pets.
A spokesman that this was only a trial program for . The Phoenix store was the only store in state that was selling rabbits. He said that market survey showed a demand for rabbits, and PetsRUs was merely trying to satisfy customer needs. sales were slow, he said, the trial program probably end. “I don’t know what the problem ,” he said. “Rabbits are cute, they don’t bark, they eat all the vegetables that your kids to eat.”