Easter Reminder: Bunnies are not Toys

It’s almost Easter again, which is traditionally the time of year I try to remind people that Bunnies are not Toys. We are real, living creatures that need love, care, and attention – and not just for a little while when we’re small and cute.

Yet some people still insist on giving baby bunnies as gifts to children, just because it’s Easter.

Well, I think you know what I have to say about that:

Gus Says: Bunnies aren't toys, so don't give them as gifts for Easter

You wouldn’t give someone a cat or a dog as an Easter gift, so why would you give a rabbit?

I was “given” as a gift for Easter and then abandoned when the people I was given to got tired of caring for me (just shortly after Easter). I don’t want to see that happen to anybun again, which is why I keep bringing up this subject ever year.

Instead of giving a live rabbit, people should just stick to chocolate ones, or stuffed toys. That’ll make Easter a happier time for everyone.

-Gus

5 thoughts on “Easter Reminder: Bunnies are not Toys

  1. Lisa

    Please excuse my faux paw. I forgot to ask you before I linked this to my facebook account? I’ve tried to link some bunny awareness each day for the past couple of days. I hope that’s ok with you? If not I’ll take it down. Also hope you don’t mind if I link another tomorrow? I just LOVE these short, sweet, Easter PSAs!

  2. Gus

    Lisa, you can go ahead and link anything you like here on your facebook thingy. We want bunny awareness spread as far as we can get it!

    Dad is also nagging me to mention (ugh) that:

    Everything here is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial-Share Alike license and can be freely used and re-used as long as it’s not for profit and you give us (or dad if you think he deserves it) credit somehow.

    But really, we’re fine with anything as long as you’re not trying to make money off us or trying to pass of something we did as your own. So please share and share alike!

  3. madison

    im 7 and i dont belive in bunnies at or my mum tells me the estar bunny is real but my brother says it is a story and my nother brother he thinks mum is crazy so what is it than are they real or not………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    beacace im 7 and i dont like bunnys.?

  4. Gus Post author

    Well Madison, I can tell you that I am real, and I am a bunny – a bunny rabbit. Rabbits are real living things that aren’t toys to be played with or gifts to be given.

    I’m sorry that you don’t like bunnies, but it’s OK, some people don’t like bunnies. Just like some bunnies don’t like people.

    As for the “Easter Bunny,” well… I’m not saying whether he’s real or not. It’s a secret to everybody!

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