Justice for Buns

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Can you help bring this man to Justice.He brutally beat, smashed and choked young rabbits to death and than he posted it to Instagram. Don’t let him get away with it. Justice for buns@BunsFor

Petition update · Adopted from Pets at Home to be fed to a snake! · Change.org

Apr 14, 2018 — This is Joey. Joey was about 3 months old when he was adopted from Pets at Home last summer. His new owner brought him home and put him in a hamster’s cage next to a vivarium containing a 6ft Burmese python. He had no hay, no water. He wasn’t given a name. He just sat there, waiting to be fed to the owner’s pet snake.

When the time came the owner lifted him out of the cage to put him in the vivarium but Joey bit him out of sheer terror. The owner also got bitten by the snake.

At that point, his girlfriend got cold feet and they decided they couldn’t do it.*

Luckily they contacted Baby Blue Bee Bunnies rescue centre who were able to take the poor terrified rabbit.

Joey was given a name and rehabilitation started. However, due to his traumatic experience, he was very aggressive and it took months to get him to finally relax. Joey was in good hands. The rescue centre gave him the time, the love, the care and the life that he truly deserved.

Joey was adopted and now lives happily with three other bunny friends.

Pets at home claim they have a ‘vigorous system for checking potential pet owners’. Once again they failed. Joey was purchased to become snake food.

Please share Joey’s story and urge Pets at Home STOP selling rabbits!

Rabbits should NOT be sold in pet shops! They should only be adopted from reputable rescue centres who carry out home checks and make sure they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

Rabbits need our help. Thank you for giving them a voice. Thank you for supporting this cause.

Isabelle Rineau for the BaBBA Campaign (Ban all Baby Bunny Ads)

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*live feeding is illegal in the UK.

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Petition update · 60,000 JOIN ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS TO HALT ILLEGAL “RABBIT SCRAMBLE” AT TIPPAH COUNTY FAIR · Change.org


Mississippi Governor: Please Stop The Tippah County MS Fair Rabbit Scramble
by Linda Sue · 51,015 supporters
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60,000 JOIN ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS TO HALT ILLEGAL “RABBIT SCRAMBLE” AT TIPPAH COUNTY FAIR
Linda Sue
Florida, FL

Aug 10, 2016 — Contact: Doll Stanley, Director Justice for Animals Campaign, (662) 809-4483 doll@idausa.org

Ripley, MS (August 10, 2016) – Over 60,000 people have joined In Defense of Animals’ Mississippi-based Justice for Animals Campaign, Animal Advocacy Initiative of Mississippi, Mississippi Animal Rescue League and the House Rabbit Society to call on the Tippah County Fair organizers, community and state leaders to halt the fair’s “Rabbit Scramble” due to take place tomorrow. During the annual event, organizers release rabbits and other terrified animals into an arena and encourage small children to chase them down and catch them.

Pictures and video of the event reveal the horror of the fair’s frenzy, during which animals are caught by any means necessary with no concern for their welfare. Disturbing images show rabbits being dangled by their ears, choked around the neck and even dropped to the floor while children race around the arena.

The “Rabbit Scramble” violates Mississippi’s state statute MSSS 97-41-5, that criminalizes the cruel handling of animals.

“The cruel rabbit scramble violates Mississippi law, fails animals’ welfare and desensitizes children to animal suffering,” said Doll Stanley, In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign Director.

While the Animal Board of Health in Jackson has advised fair organizers to instruct children on how to hold the rabbits, most participants are too young to carry out the instructions. The rabbits are pursued chased by young children aged four and under – an age where most children have little to no understanding or ability to handle such delicate and vulnerable animals.

“Teaching children compassion towards animals is a responsibility we all share”, said Debra Boswell, Director of Mississippi Animal Rescue League. “Compassion for animals will surely go a long way toward compassion for humans and help broaden our society’s acceptance for all.”
Over 60,000 people have joined In Defense of Animals, Animal Advocacy Initiative of Mississippi, the House Rabbit Society and other likeminded organizations to call on fair officials to replace the animal chase events.

Fair organizers, sponsors, the Tippah County Sheriff, the Lieutenant. Governor, and other officials are being called on to replace the intrinsically cruel “Rabbit Scramble” with humane family bonding events like tug-of-war, sack races, apple bobbing, relay races, and more.

“People from Mississippi and all over the country are sickened and outraged by scenes from Tippah County fair’s inhumane “rabbit scramble”. It is unacceptable to chase rabbits down for fun, and barbaric to allow such sensitive animals to be choked, dropped to the floor and dangled by their ears. We call on fairgoers to boycott the fair’s outdated animal chase events and call on organizers to replace them with fun alternatives that the whole family can enjoy together,” said In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign Director, Doll Stanley.

“Mississippi’s Animal Cruelty laws are some of the weakest in the nation, but even these laws are being ignored when faced with an antiquated tradition like the Farmed Animal Scramble,” said Shelby Parsons of Mississippi Spay and Neuter. “Tens of thousands of concerned citizens around the country are pleading with Mississippi law enforcement and government officials to enforce their own laws, which is extremely detrimental to our state’s reputation, to Mississippians, and to Mississippi’s animals.”

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Find more information and photos please visit: http://rabbit.org/tippah-county-rabbit-scramble/

Petitions:
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§ 97-41-5. Carrying in a cruel manner
If any person shall carry, or cause to be carried by hand or in or upon any vehicle or other conveyance, any creature other than a dog or cat in a cruel or inhuman manner, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)
Amended by Laws 2011, Ch. 536, § 4, eff. from and after passage (approved April 26, 2011).

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
The 2011 amendment inserted “other than a dog or cat”.

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In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign is actively working with officials in communities, building a groundswell of support for establishing and amending city and county ordinances as part of its campaign to show state lawmakers that Mississippians will not tolerate animal cruelty.

In Defense of Animals is an international animal protection organization with over 250,000 supporters and a 30-year history of protecting animals’ rights, welfare and habitats through education, campaigns and hands on rescue facilities in India, Africa, and rural Mississippi. http://www.idausa.org

Animal Advocacy Initiative of Mississippi is a volunteer-run organization founded in 2016. AAIM works to promote animal-related initiatives that protect and/or promote the physical and psychological well-being of animals.
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Petition update · In 9 Days the Tippah Co Fair Will Again Teach a Mob of Small Children to Terrorize & Abuse Rabbits · Change.org


Mississippi Governor: Please Stop The Tippah County MS Fair Rabbit Scramble
by Linda Sue · 45,131 supporters
Petition update
In 9 Days the Tippah Co Fair Will Again Teach a Mob of Small Children to Terrorize & Abuse Rabbits
Linda Sue
Florida, FL

Aug 2, 2016 — Despite 4 videos and several photos validating unlawful animal cruelty against domestic rabbits at the Tippah Co. Fair (evidence referenced from a Tippah News Facebook page); when asking Sheriff Karl Gaillard’s office if the rabbit scramble was being stopped do to the fact it is unlawful, the following statement was given by his dispatcher on 8/1/2016:
“IF” animal cruelty is going on, people will be arrested.

The Governor’s office states their Attorneys are looking into the complaints and that the Co Supervisors should be notified of the complaints.

County Supervisors do not respond to phone calls or formal complaints. When asking County Administrator Melinda Crumb if the County Supervisors were working to stop the animal cruelty event at the fair while referencing the MS Animal Cruelty laws forbidding the inhumane carrying of animals, she replied by stating they received the complaints and the Sheriff is elected and he runs the County.
Sheriff Karl Gaillard 662-837-9336
Tippah Co Board of Supervisors 662-837-3655

Mississippi State Statute 97-41-5 forbids the inhumane carrying of animals, this cruel event is unlawful.
Please call the following officials and respectfully ask them to review the complaints and to Help Stop the Inhumane Rabbit Scramble before more rabbits are injured and may die from the mishandling of young children let loose upon them in a hysterical mob. According to a complaint by expert Sharon L. Crowell-Davis DVM, PhD, DACVB Professor of Behavioral Medicine – this event encourages children to commit animal abuse and learn that cruelty to animals is not only acceptable, it is “fun” and desirable.
The unlawful event is scheduled to take place again on Aug 11, 2016.

HSUS Mississippi State Director, Lydia Sattler 228-216-6627
HSUS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HSUSMississippi/?fref=ts

State Representative Jody Steverson 662-837-9332 Ripley
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves 601-359-3200
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann 601-359-1350
Attorney General Jim Hood 601-359-3680
District Attorney Ben Creekmore 662-234-3304
Senator Thad Cochran 202-224-6253

UPDATE: You can read the open letter to the Tippah County Fair from In Defense of Animals and Animal Advocacy Initiative of Mississippi, INC. at the following link.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/animal-advocacy-initiative-of-mississippi/an-open-letter-to-the-tippah-county-fair-association/1731147683813720
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Petition · DEFRA: Ban the breeding of pet rabbits in the UK · Change.org


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UN-FAIR: Stop Abusing Rabbits for Fun – In Defense of Animals


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Petition · Mississippi Governor: Please Stop The Tippah County MS Fair Rabbit Scramble · Change.org


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petition: Stop hurting innocent bunnies for an Easter marketing ploy!

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Some of the More Than 100 Companies That Have Banned Angora Wool

 

The company joins Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and other top brands. Is your favorite on the list?

Source: Some of the More Than 100 Companies That Have Banned Angora Wool

petition: Tell pet food retailers to stop importing caged rabbit meat for UK pet food!

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