Pets at Home to ban sales of rabbits over Easter

Pets at Home will stop selling rabbits once again this year over Easter. More than 440 stores will ban the sale and adoption of rabbits between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

The retailer said that each year customer interest in rabbits increases at Easter due to their association with the ‘Easter Bunny’. Instead, to ensure families understand the needs of owning a rabbit, Pets at Home will be holding free workshops in all its stores over the Easter holidays.

The My Pet Pals Easter activity club, in stores until April 15, will enable customers to get up close and personal and learn some fun facts about small furry animals, including rabbits.

Store members will be on hand to share their knowledge, quizzing the children on pet care and the welfare needs of small furry animals including rabbits.

In a statement, Pets at Home said: “Our decision to stop the sale and adoption of rabbits during Easter has been made to educate potential owners on the importance of responsible pet ownership.

“Our informative workshops will help families understand what’s involved in being a responsible pet owner. What’s more they’re also a fun and free way to learn about small furry animals and rabbits during the holidays.”

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