House Rabbit Society

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House Rabbit Society
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Founded 1988 (1988)
Website www.rabbit.org

The House Rabbit Society (HRS) is a non-profit activist organization based in Richmond, California, United States (US), that rescues and adopts rabbits and educates the community with its curriculum on rabbit care.[1] HRS promotes responsible rabbit ownership, including the spaying and neutering of all pet rabbits, proper veterinary care, diet, and exercise. HRS takes the stand that domestic rabbits should not live outdoors. ].[2] HRS was founded in 1988[citation needed].

Organization philosophy[edit]

The House Rabbit Society believes that all rabbits are valuable animals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or whether a relationship exists with humans—the welfare of domesticated rabbits is the organization's primary consideration. The Society believes that all domestic rabbits should be spayed or neutered and should live in a human adult's home.[3]

Adoption and education center[edit]

In the San Francisco Bay Area of the US, HRS runs an adoption and education center, the HRS Rabbit Center—also the location of the HRS home office. Prior to the existence of the HRS Rabbit Center, the daily work of the national organization was undertaken in various private homes throughout the country.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Activist Corner. "Opinion Activiist Page". House Rabbit Society. Retrieved 4/10/2012. 
  2. ^ Lucky kicks back at bunny shelter, Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 31-07-2011, access date 27-12-2011
  3. ^ "House Rabbit Society Philosophy". Retrieved 9/6/2011. "It is in the best interest of domestic rabbits to be neutered/spayed, to live in human housing" 

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