5 Easy Ways to Take Action for Rabbits

Posted on by Nirali Shah

Here are some ways that you can help rabbits this International Rabbit Day (September 24):

  1. Pledge to Go Fur-Free

Rabbits are beaten, boiled, hanged, and electrocuted for their fur every year. No matter where it comes from—China or anywhere else in the world—fur is always the product of a cruel industry.

An angora rabbit being plucked for his or her fur.

An angora rabbit being plucked for his or her fur.

The most important things that you can do to help end cruelty in the fur trade are to refuse to wear or buy fur and urge your family members and friends to do the same. Share this video, and sign PETA’s fur-free pledge today!

Pledge to Go Fur-Free

  1. Adopt—Don’t Shop

Rabbits are playful and inquisitive animals with distinct personalities, just like dogs and cats. They like to push and toss things around, climb and crawl, hop, dig, and chew. Most rabbits love to be stroked and gently petted, and they may “purr” when contented.

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If—after careful consideration—you’ve decided to welcome a rabbit into your home, please adopt one from your local rabbit rescue group, instead of buying one from a pet store or breeder. Rabbits can live more than 10 years and require annual checkups by a veterinarian who’s familiar with them. Bunnies need a lot of company and can become withdrawn and depressed if they’re not provided with plenty of love and companionship. Don’t forget to get them spayed or neutered.

  1. Pledge to Go Cruelty-Free

Millions of rabbits are subjected to painful eye and skin tests for pharmaceutical and consumer testing in order to “prove” product safety for cosmetics and household products. Experimenters like to use rabbits because they are easy to cage, have large veins in their ears for drawing blood, and reproduce quickly.


The best way to stop companies, universities, and charities from using animals is to refuse to purchase their products or give them donations. Write to tell them that they won’t receive your support until they stop testing on animals.

Take a stand against animal testing by pledging to support only cruelty-free companies and charities. You can find out which of your favorite products are animal-friendly by searching PETA U.S.’ online database of companies that do and that don’t test on animals.

Pledge to Go Cruelty-Free

  1. Ask Revlon to Stop Animal Testing

Beauty company Revlon has an ugly secret to hide.


For over two decades, Revlon was among the largest mainstream international companies on PETA U.S.’ list of cruelty-free companies. But Revlon markets its products in China, where the government requires tests on animals before imported products can be sold in the country. When asked how the Chinese government’s animal testing requirements have affected the company’s cruelty-free policy, Revlon refused to comment.

Please ask Revlon to Stop Testing on Animals 

  1. Go Vegan

Rabbits, along with millions of other animals, are exploited for their flesh. Please show respect and kindness to all animals by not eating their body parts. Pledge to go vegan today!

Spread the message that rabbits, like all other animals, are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.