International Rabbit Day
International Rabbit Day is celebrated on September 22 of this year. A day for the rabbits or bunnies as to bring awareness about the plight they are facing. Rabbits are the long-eared, short-tailed mammal with fluffy soft hair which is not only pets but are killed for various other reasons. The International Rabbit Day is observed as to promote, protect and care for the rabbits both the domestic and wild.
“The raccoons, foxes, beavers, chinchillas, minks, rabbits, and yes, sometimes even dogs and cats that are killed for fur are not very different from your beloved dog or cat. They all have eyes, ears, and hearts. They all experience pain when they are physically maimed. They shake with fear when they experience terror.” – Jane Velez-Mitchell
History of International Rabbit Day
International Rabbit Day was founded by The Rabbit Charity from the UK in the year 1998. The day will usually be observed on the fourth Saturday or Sunday in the month of September. The aim of the Charity is to protect abandoned or unwanted rabbits and provide them with permanent shelters. Celebrating the day for bunnies will promote and educate all sort of people about the threats faced by them. Rabbits can be kept as a pet as they will be a good companionship to the humans. Rabbits are usually referred as a symbol of fertility or rebirth. They have long been related to the spring and Easter as the Easter Bunny. The habitat of rabbits includes grasslands, meadows, woods, deserts, and wetlands. Rabbits usually live in groups, and the European rabbits are the best-known species. They live in the underground burrows, or in the rabbit holes. More than half of the world’s rabbit population lives in the North America. Most often people think that rabbits are quiet and reserved pets, but any rabbit parent will tell you that the pet rabbits have a lot of personalities and offer lots of companionships. When rabbits are happy, then they will jump and twist which is called as the binky. Bunnies are very expressive and sensitive mammals that do all kinds of quirky and endearing behavior. On the other side, rabbits are harmed for medical and cosmetic testing, hunting, eating, fur farming and, casseroling. Thus, International Rabbit Day aims in providing some awareness about this charming little bunnies.
Other Celebrations on September 22
September 22 is also celebrated as
- National White Chocolate Day
- National Doodle Day
- Dear Diary Day
- World Car-Free Day
- American Business Women’s Day
- National Ice cream Cone Day
- Hobbit Day
- National Elephant Appreciation Day
How to Celebrate International Rabbit Day
The best way to celebrate International Rabbit Day is you can adopt a bunny if hadn’t owned one. If you already have a bunny, then take some extra time to spend with those lovable pets. Bring awareness to the people near you about the plight of the rabbits. You can post and share your International Rabbit Day celebration on the social media using the hashtag #InternationalRabbitDay.