Victory: Rabbit Factory Farm Plans Withdrawn!

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Rabbits were spared a life of being suspended in wire cages inside windowless sheds as plans for a factory farm in South Derbyshire have been withdrawn.

PETA supporters sent more than 2,000 e-mails to South Derbyshire District Council urging it to reject the plans. The proposed farm would have housed up to 260 breeding does by the end of three years, each of whom would have been forced to produce up to 52 babies a year. The rabbits would have been individually housed in an unnatural environment which affords no fresh air or sunlight and can cause extremely painful bone disorders and foot inflammations. Stressed captive animals often resort to neurotic, self-harming behaviour.

Rabbits are sensitive social animals who, in the wild, build intricate burrow systems and have a strict hierarchy. Confining these normally gentle animals to cages denies them everything that is natural and important to them, such as foraging for food, tending to their young and even jumping.

Many thanks to all our supporters who sent letters and to the council for not supporting this kind of abuse.

Comments

  • sandra burns commented on October 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    This has to STOP immediatly!

  • Twisby commented on October 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Is this likely to be relocated to a different area?

  • Brien Comerford commented on October 12, 2012 at 12:55 am

    WE should give enternal thanks to God’s divine inspiration that sometimes influences humans to spare animals from misery, trauma, torture and death. Rabbits are so peaceful. Humans must leave them alone. Please !

  • Anna commented on October 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I can’t thank PETA enough for their support of animals. You restore my faith in humanity. x

  • Manisha Jain Shekade commented on October 15, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Stop this immediately. Live and Let Live.

  • sindy commented on October 16, 2012 at 4:10 am

    This is horrible treatment of animals

  • Barbara Erdman commented on October 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Happy to hear of the Victory : Rabbit Facyory Farm Plans Withdrawn :)

  • Grace Jackson commented on October 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Its good to hear that rabbit factory farm plans is withdrawn and we can now savor our victory in saving the lives of innocent and adorable rabbits. [ rabbt dot com ]

  • RUTH SMITH commented on November 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    THERE ARE SO MANY KIND AND CARING PEOPLE WHO LOVE AND RESPECT ANIMALS AS WELL AS EACH OTHER LETS NOT FORGET THEM AND GIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO DEFENDS ANIMALS AND HAS GOOD MORALS AND PRINCIPLES.. THEY DO SO MUCH GOOD IN THIS WORLD I REALLY HOPE THAT KINDNESS BREEDS KINDNESS..I AM MYSELF A SUPPORTED OF ANIMAL RIGHTS ITS NICE TO GIVE THANKS AND PRAISE TO THE GOOD PEOPLE OF THIS PLANET..PETA YOU STAND FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD AT WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND STILL CONTINUE TO IT MAKES ME FEEL VERY HAPPY KNOWING THERE ARE MILLIONS OF GOOD HEARTED PEOPLE FIGHTING TO SAVE ANIMALS..PEOPLE..AND THE PLANET. GOOD ALWAYS WINS OVER EVIL IN THE END!

  • Evelyn Ball commented on November 2, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    What right do we think we have to abuse and disrespect every other species on this planet just for our greedy selfish ways. No thought as to how these or any other animal feels. We are so ignorant we can’t leave other species alone to live their life as they should.

  • Kevin commented on November 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Why is that only man exploits other animals? Aren’t we supposed to by the most highly evolved species on this planet?

    The things we do to animals are awful. How can people be so cruel?

    As someone who lives in Derbyshire, I pleased to so see this action worked.

  • BROWN-JONES commented on November 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    SHAME ON YOU!

  • chander kumar soni commented on November 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    i love rabbits.

  • MARTHA LIBIA PEÑA HERRERA commented on November 4, 2012 at 3:45 am

    ¡QUE GRAN NOTICIA! ES UN VERDADERO LOGRO QUE SE HAYA RETIRADO ESTA FABRICA DE HORROR, DONDE LOS ANIMALES SUFREN MUCHO. GRACIAS PETA POR TODO EN FAVOR DE ESTOS INDEFENSOS SERES, QUE TODO LO QUE ESPERAN ES AMOR Y UN BUEN SER HUMANO QUE LOS ACOJA.

  • Izabella commented on November 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    This has to STOP immediatly!

  • Annie Lakidis commented on November 5, 2012 at 1:48 am

    it’s just greediness, it has to be stopped

  • Mirkka Salo commented on January 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Wonderful news, thank you all wonderfull animal rights activists!

  • Barbara Edwards commented on May 21, 2013 at 5:11 am

    I had a rabbit. He was so afraid when I first had him. He would hide out of sight; always. After getting him a female partner (both neutered) he relaxed more and began to enjoy life with the female who protected him.
    Art Garfunkel’s song BRIGHT EYES always reminds me of rabbits. I love the way they Binky too (jump high in the air twisting their body with a joyous gesture). How lovely!
    Then I see rabbits living in HELL on factory farms and sent to slaughter when they are only five months old. What kind of life is that? It is not a life worth living is it?
    These are real sentient animals with the most loving nature that can bring joy to your life as pets. They should be indoor and in pairs not imprisoned in cages to small to turn around. They need exercise to run and play to keep their long colon in motion and their back bones healthy.

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